First Bell 12-14-12
A first look at today's most important education news:
"A reverse Sputnik moment?" by Daniela Fairchild, Flypaper
"Online classes for K-12 students," by Chester E. Finn, Jr., Flypaper
The Philadelphia School District, which has been struggling with low enrollment, will close thirty-seven schools by next fall. (Huffington Post)
A hearing on so-called “school-to-prison pipelines” puts zero-tolerance policies in the in the dock. (Washington Post)
The New York Times discusses options available to traditional public school districts interested in taking steps towards expanding school choice.
The Council for Exceptional Children released a paper on their recommended approach to evaluating special-education teachers. (On Special Education)
Analysis by the Hechinger Report finds that private “segregation academies” in Mississippi, established decades ago in response to school desegregation, still keep whites separate from blacks.
The Wall Street Journal looks at which states might, or might not, be next to pass right-to-work laws.
The latest “Best Places to Work” survey found that the U.S. Department of Education ranks 18th out of 22 mid-size federal agencies in job satisfaction.
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Michael J. Petrilli
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Mike Petrilli is one of the nation's foremost education analysts. As executive vice president of the Thomas B. Fordham Institute, he oversees the organization's research projects and publications and contributes to the Flypaper blog and weekly Education Gadfly newsletter.
June 13, 2013
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