The Mayor of Baltimore is tied up in a scandal that involves children’s books…you don’t see that every day.
Across a few dimensions there is some evidence that exposing young people to things has some benefits, which shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone who has worked with young people, studied young people, or been a young person at some point.
And here’s a look at charter schools serving middle school students and the impact on college outcomes. Interesting because it’s at odds with research on specific networks, namely KIPP, and challenges some assumptions. See also this for some nuance.
Here’s a look at charter school ROI in some cities.
Here’s a look at First Gen students – mentions the innovative Project Basta.
Checker Finn got a four to eight year sentence and reflects on the four he served. Mike Kirst disagrees and reflects on why the California Board of Education “worked” on his watch.