Education, From The Capitol To The Classroom

The Daily Report Card: Retaining Students, Trouble In Middle School, And Senate Spending

In The Classroom Today

Education Week: Colleges Try to Unlock Secrets to Student Retention The gap between access and completion has put a new focus on ramping up retention—the percentage of freshmen who return to the same institution for a second year of college. And that’s a task, observers say, for precollegiate educators as well as their college counterparts. (Education Week)

School on edge | The Indianapolis Star | Unpredictability. Less than two months into this tumultuous school year, that’s the only thing anyone seems able to count on at Emma Donnan Middle School. That was evident on a recent Friday afternoon when the children started to head home for the weekend — and the natural, happy end to the week suddenly fell apart. (Indianapolis Star)

Eyes on Senate to pass spending bill | The Journal Gazette | Fort Wayne, IN “The Senate is saying … why should we, in effect, rebuild schools in Iraq on the credit card but expect that rebuilding schools in Joplin, Missouri, at this moment in time have to be paid for in a way that has never been in any of the previous disaster assistance that we’ve put out before?” Sen. Mark R. Warner, D-Va., said on CNN’s “State of the Union.” (


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