For-profits, teacher retention and ESSA: The week's most-read education news
This week saw the closure of yet another for-profit, Missouri College, in a midday move that left students stunned. Additionally, with the 2016 election on the way, Education Dive examined numbers from its recent polls of readers, finding a 50-50 split on Clinton vs. Trump in higher ed. Those in elementary and secondary education, however, skewed overwhelmingly in favor of Clinton.
Speaking of K-12, new research led by Brown University's Matthew Kraft finds school climate is critical in retaining teachers and improving student outcomes, finding that positive changes in leadership and professional development, academic expectations for students, teacher relationships and collaboration, and school safety and order all decreased teacher turnover. And with ESSA's fall 2017 implementation getting ever closer, we looked at how reporting requirements are likely to reveal spending disparities across schools as states will have to report per-pupil expenses at the school level rather than district.
Be sure to check out our look at the higher ed attainment levels of Congressional members and more in this week's most-read posts from Education Dive!
- Another for-profit closes — in the middle of the school day: Missouri College goes down without any prior warning for students to make other plans.
- School climate is key to teacher retention, student achievement: A new study argues teacher effectiveness should not be the only focus in efforts to improve student outcomes.
- ESSA reporting requirements will reveal spending disparities within districts: States will soon have to report per-pupil expenditures at the school level, a massive shift in a nation where most districts account for spending districtwide.
- Higher ed split 50-50 on Clinton vs. Trump: A recent Education Dive blind poll found the community evenly split on which candidate would be best for the industry. Here, we break down where they stand on issues like affordability and accountability.
- 4 charts showing the higher ed attainment levels of members of Congress: Harvard has the most alumni in Congress, but overall, smaller public colleges are the most represented.
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