First Bell: June 25, 2014

FEDERAL OVERSIGHT OF SPECIAL ED
The Education Department’s new standards for judging whether states and territories comply with federal disability law include a comparison of special-needs students’ test scores with their non-special-needs peers. The number of jurisdictions in compliance has hence gone from thirty-eight to fifteen. (New York Times, Washington Post, NPR)
 
HIGHER ED PREPS FOR COMMON CORE
University professors are planning shifts to accommodate students who have been taught a Common Core–aligned K–12 education. (Hechinger Report)
 
SCHOOL DISCIPLINE
NPR delves into several approaches to ending the “school-to-prison pipeline.” (NPR)
 
IS COLLEGE WORTH IT?
A study finds that even as the cost of attending college skyrockets, a college degree is worth it—but a four-year degree doesn’t seem to add much more value than a two-year degree. (Wall Street Journal)
 
FORDHAM IN THE NEWS
Daily Caller: “Report: To Improve Schools, Pay Principals $100,000
Daily Caller: “Hawaii Teachers Expect Common Core Test Score Implosion

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