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

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.

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

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. 

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.

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