First Bell 7-1-13

A first look at the most important education news from this weekend and today:

Fordham's latest

"Ohio kindergarten students now eligible for income-based scholarship for private school," by Sarah Pechan, Ohio Gadfly Daily

Internationally, those who fared worst during financial crises were those without “baseline qualifications,” with unemployment rates for those without a high school degree nearly three times higher than for college graduates. (New York Times)

Glenda Ritz may be subtly backing away from Indiana’s tougher, new teacher-evaluation system. (Hechinger Report)

Education Week profiles efforts to refresh history education with technology and other activities.

A study finds that not only is supplemental tutoring a key to improvement for students from low-income families, but tutoring provided by the district was more effective than that provided by the private sector. (Inside School Research)

Twenty-five of the country’s largest school districts are offering summer school beyond remediation, combining enrichment with academics. (New York Times)

The Los Angeles Times looks at how California’s universities approach racial diversity in the absence of affirmative action.

In Bangladesh, where flooding often disrupts children’s education, a nonprofit builds schools on boats. (New York Times)

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