SHORT READ: WEDNESDAY JUNE 27

Today’s headlines:

Most D.C. high school graduates don’t finish college in six years

Only 23 percent of students who graduate from D.C.’s public high schools end up graduating from college or any other post-secondary institution within six years, according to an estimate from the Office of the State Superintendent of Education. [Washington Examiner]

More than 17,000 names on charter school waiting lists

Students on the waiting list for admission to E.L. Haynes Public Charter School’s earliest grades are in good company — if more than 3,000 children count as “company” rather than Disney World on a sunny day. [Washington Examiner]

Looking Forward: The Charter School Challenge

Early in my professional career while working as a jury trial lawyer I tried many cases in D.C. Federal court. As fate would have it, the late judge Harold Greene who was presiding over one of my many trials was also working with a host of lawyers on the consent decree which led to the breakup of AT&T, commonly referred to “Ma Bell.” [Huffington Post]

Cuomo Signs Teacher Evaluation Disclosure Law 

New York Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced today that he has signed a law requiring data from teacher evaluations to be made public. [Patch.com]

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