First Bell: July 9, 2014

ACCESS TO SCHOOL CHOICE
A great new CRPE study finds that many parents—in particular, parents with special-needs kids and lower levels of education—face barriers to school choice, even in areas with an abundance of options. (Charters & Choice)
 
PRE-K TEACHER SHORTAGE IN NYC
With New York City set to provide up to 53,000 full-day pre-K seats this fall, private preschools are worried about keeping their teachers—even accusing the city of poaching. (New York Times)
 
FINANCIAL LITERACY
Most fifteen-year-olds in the U.S. struggle with personal-finance concepts, such as taxes and retirement savings. Compared to other OECD countries, U.S. students scored in the middle of the pack, while Shanghai, China, took the lead. (Inside School Research)
 
SCHOOL SPENDING AND STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT
A new CAP report creates an ROI index by rating school districts on how much academic achievement they gained for every dollar spent, concluding that school districts and states should spend on education more strategically. (Washington Post)
 
FORDHAM IN THE NEWS
New York Post: “Scaling up for success: KIPP’s formula for great schools

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