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If there is a theme to recent Bellwether field facing work it’s “overlooked.” We released a publication estimating the number of students overlooked by school systems right now. Our new 50 state pension ranking looks at a really overlooked issue – teacher retirement.
Look, none of this is causing people to pack school board meeting. But issues like this matter to how people live their lives.
Speaking of places we can do better and look closer, high achieving low-income students often fall through the cracks. This report from Fordham is important and seems structural, systemic, or whatever you want to call it.
Elsewhere, Bill Hite had a great run in Philadelphia. Urban sup’ts don’t have to be two or three and out. Thoughtful school leader.
And here are some parents protesting reading, it’s not a trend but not a one-off either.