SHORT READ: TUESDAY JULY 31

DC Area Braces For Impacts Of Federal Budget Cuts

For-profit colleges slammed in Democratic Senate staff report

Study Finds Urban Schools Often Neglect Top Teachers

DC Area Braces For Impacts Of Federal Budget Cuts
In D.C., where federal spending accounts for 60 percent of the city’s annual economic output, according to the District’s chief financial officer, Natwar Gandhi, the effects could be significant. “We’re practically sitting in the lap of the federal government,” he says.

For-profit colleges slammed in Democratic Senate staff report
WASHINGTON — For-profit colleges are failing their students and saddling taxpayers with an enormous bill, a two-year investigation by the Senate education panel’s Democratic staff concluded.

Study Finds Urban Schools Often Neglect Top Teachers

The high rate of teachers cycling in and out of schools is detrimental to the education profession and worse for students, decades of policy and research asserts. But a new report from an influential advocacy group makes the case for treating teacher turnover differently. The study, called “The Irreplaceables,” took several years for TNTP (formerly The New Teacher Project) to produce, and asserted that a high rate of teachers moving in and out of the profession isn’t necessarily bad.

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