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November 14, 2012 07:15 pm

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A new report from The New Teacher Project (TNTP) analyzes DC’s teacher retention. It finds the best teachers stay at nearly twice the rate of the District’s lowest performers. The report raises a few questions. Washington Post

Marion Brandy gives his take on education reform in an editorial. You might find his side a little different than many education reformers’ positions. Washington Post

20 schools are set to close in DC, Chancellor Kaya Henderson said on Tuesday. The goal is to move resources towards other schools to boost academic programs. Washington Post

Have you ever audited a free online course from a university? Many universities, including elite schools, now offer these types of courses. Up until now, students of those courses took them for personal enrichment. But that could change. The American Council on Education is reviewing multiple of these online courses and may recommend that colleges grant credit for them. The Chronicle of Higher Education

Despite charter schools being a hot-button topic among educators, policymakers, parents and students, enrollment in them continues to rise. The National Alliance for Public Charter Schools reports that enrollment in charter schools has increased almost 13 percent between 2010-11 and 2011-2012. New York Times

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