First Bell 4-11-13
A first look at today's most important education news:
"Hard to kill charter school canards," by Terry Ryan and Aaron Churchill, Ohio Gadfly Daily
The New York Times highlights a study finding that students who received a simple information packet explaining college admissions processes were significantly more likely to apply to colleges matching their abilities.
Researchers are experimenting with robot teachers in some New York and California schools. (Wall Street Journal)
The National Spelling Bee competition will now include an “evaluation of vocabulary knowledge,” not just spelling. (Curriculum Matters)
The latest California parent-trigger application has the LAUSD partnering with a local charter operator to reform a failing school. (Hechinger Report)