Education Reading

It’s been 30 years since the Charlottesville Education Summit, but we still haven’t achieved the ambitious goals that emerged from it. Kelly Robson argues it’s time for another National Education Summit.

Over at EdPost, Brandon Lewis describes how Crossroads Academy Charter School, one of the rural charter schools profiled in Bellwether’s recent research on lessons from rural charter schools, partners with Florida A&M, an HBCU, to support its students’ success and build a pipeline of diverse teachers.

Speaking of charter schools, an interesting new report from the National Association of Charter School Authorizers looks at the pipeline of new charter applicants in Georgia and finds lots of interest in STEM and inquiry-based school models.

Max Marchitello looks at how pensions exacerbate funding inequity between rural and suburban school districts.

A new report for the Minneapolis Fed looks at the childcare market in Montana, underscoring the complex challenges facing the field: parents can’t afford to pay for care, but childcare centers struggle to stay afloat financially, and lack of affordable and accessible childcare creates workforce challenges for business.

Recently published research finds that children randomly assigned to full-day pre-k programs learn more than children in part-day options.

Bittersweet chocolate and pear cake.

–Guest post by Sara Mead