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Read the latest news articles and press releases about Bellwether below.

The 74 Million -- When you apply Trump’s cynical vision to our public schools, he’s largely right.

Behavioral Science and Policy Association Journal -- Head Start faces real challenges if it is to remain relevant and competitive in the face of the surge in state-funded prekindergarten (pre-K) programs over the past 25 years.

EdSurge -- Rural schools have received little attention in national conversations around education reform—even though they serve nearly 1 in 5 students in America.

The Atlantic -- In a small marine community in Maine, the crustaceans have long been a key to economic livelihood—but now, they're entering education.

The Detroit News -- When it comes to education policy, some look to Washington or to Lansing. But the real action is closer to home.

U.S. News & World Report -- Public policy too often ignores studnets in lower grades.

Education Next -- Somewhere between 10 and 30 percent of all new teachers are hired after the school year begins. These late hires come in with lower college GPAs, are less likely to have prior teaching experience, and are less likely to be licensed in the area they’ll be asked to teach. Late hires tend to be concentrated in certain low-performing schools.

WETA/WHUT TV -- A one-hour town hall event Rethinking High School with Soledad O'Brien -- a moderated panel discussion with students, teachers, education leaders and parents on innovating high school education -- from the historic campus of Howard University in Washington, D.C. 

The 74 Million -- Both teachers and NFL players are among the very few careers that offer a pension for retirement. The problem is that the pension system really isn’t very good for either.

PDK Poll -- What should we do about low-performing schools? When the Poll of the Public’s Attitudes Toward the Public Schools asked Americans their preference between closing down a “public school that has been failing for a number of years” or keeping it open and trying to improve it, 84% said keep it open.

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