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

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.

NY Daily News -- We should spend a little bit of time thinking about everyone who won’t be returning. That includes about 200,000 teachers who, for whatever reason, won’t be coming back to classrooms this fall. 

Washington Post -- What is the most important thing the next administration could do to change disparities in K-12 education?

Education Pioneers -- Decades-long work to transform U.S. public education has had its share of failures, stumbles, and pivots. It has also had many successes. Education Pioneers Alum Jason Weeby, Senior Fellow at Bellwether Education Partners, reflects on some of those wins and losses. 

U.S. News & World Report -- The legacy of welfare reform spending on education isn't great.

TIME -- Donald Trump is a very human example of a statistical outlier.

American Enterprise Institute -- School suspensions don't address the root cause of misbehavior.

U.S. News & World Report -- Clinton and Trump are both talking about child care without acknowledging that making it better takes money.

 

The 74 Million -- The 2016 Republican Party Platform pays special attention to the ways in which Title IX, the federal statute prohibiting gender discrimination in schools, has been used to protect transgender students and victims of sexual assault.

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