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The 74 Million -- Schools should stay open over the summer this year, for the good of students, teachers & schools themselves. If there ever was a year to hit pause on a full-throated summer, this is it. It might be what we have to do to live up to the promise we made to students what seems like an eternity ago — last fall, when this school year started.

Education Post: Too often, education leaders think of schools and programs serving students who have gaps in their education, who are early parents, who are incarcerated or recently have been, who need to work while they finish school, or who don’t fit in our mostly cookie-cutter schools as a distraction or a drag on performance. This excludes millions of kids from the education reform conversation.

Traditional teacher pension plans really only work well for about one-fifth of teachers. Jay Mathews, columnist at The Washington Post, highlights Bellwether's work on making pensions more equitable in his latest column. Read it here.

U.S. News & World Report -- Community colleges play a key role educating early childhood workers.

The 74 Million --  [T]his week, I want discussions about ESSA from our nation’s governors and ideas for progress on guns. But I want to hear about the broader crises affecting too many of our nation’s young people as well.

U.S. News & World Report -- We desperately need a new approach to the national gun debate.

U.S. News & World Report -- A Trump proposal to punish immigrants who send their U.S.-born children to Head Start is deeply troubling.

U.S. News & World Report -- Providing free menstrual products in middle-school bathrooms is both easy and common sense.

U.S. News & World Report -- Should preschool teachers be required to have college degrees? It's a more complex question than you think.