First Bell: June 17, 2014

STEM
Numerous and varied efforts to get kids enthusiastic about STEM jobs thus far have not made much of a difference. (New York Times)
 
TEACHER PAY
A job-fair ad targeting North Carolina teachers for recruitment to Texas schools promised a starting salary of $46,805 per year, more than $16,000 more than what North Carolina teachers are paid. Hundreds turned out. (Fox 8)
 
SCHOOL DISCIPLINE
A new study finds that the simple, old-fashioned Good Behavior Game had a positive effect on reducing challenging classroom behaviors. (Inside School Research)
 
TEACHER-QUALITY DEJA-VU
In Pittsburgh, the first results of the city’s new (and expensive) teacher-evaluation system did not expose huge numbers of ineffective teachers. (Hechinger Report)
 
FORDHAM IN THE NEWS
Tahlequah Daily Press: “Need for standards remains
Times-Picayune: “World Cup and world education: How does the U.S. rank? Think tank weighs in
Oregon Live: “USA: Bad at soccer, worse at math and science, edu-nerds say

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