The new issue of the always worth reading American Educator is online now, everything you might want to know about teacher retention. Also reprises one side of this debate and gives an AFTie shout out to this NCTQ report (pdf). A strange item reports on the ongoing grad rate debate but then says there is no evidence that high stakes tests might be creating a downward pressure on grad rates. I think Sherman Dorn might disagree with that and I’d say the research is more mixed. Check it all out, for free no less!