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Monday, November 23, 2015

Percy Bates quoted in Detroit News story on school absenteeism

A Detroit News story looks at the issue of school absenteeism, noting that new legislation will allow the state to withhold welfare benefits to families whose children are chronically absent from school. On that legislation, Percy Bates commented: “... This proposal is not likely to encourage greater school attendance,” he said. Read more »

Tags: bates, k-12

Friday, November 20, 2015

Susan Dynarski looks at urban, suburban charter schools in NYT post

Urban charter schools tend to do better than suburban charter schools at improving student achievement, notes Susan Dynarski in her latest Upshot blog in The New York Times. Read more »

Tags: dynarski, higher education

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

TeachingWorks receives $6.8 million grant to establish Teacher Preparation Transformation Center

TeachingWorks has received a $6.8 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to establish a Teacher Preparation Transformation Center, developed by the Gates Foundation, to build effective pathways for the preparation of beginning teachers. Read more »

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