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Report Round-Up: July 6, 2012

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July 06, 2012 06:42 pm


Hello again! It’s time for your weekly dose of the Report Round-up, where we share the reports we’ve seen recently that we think merit your attention.

First up is a report from The Education Trust titled, “Building and Sustaining Talent: Creating Conditions in High-Poverty Schools That Support Effective Teaching and Learning.” The report notes, “Done right, improved evaluation systems in coordination with positive conditions for teaching and learning could achieve equitable access to effective teachers for all students. With information on how effective teachers are at growing student learning, districts can be more deliberate and strategic about creating conditions that attract, grow, and keep strong teachers in the schools that need them most: schools serving large concentrations of low-income students and students of color.”

The University of Tennessee Center for Business and Economic Research has a report that finds that students who graduate with their bachelor’s degrees within four years earn higher salaries. The report, “A Profile of Non-Completers in Tennessee Higher Education” also notes that, “Non-completers benefitted from college persistence. Post-college earnings rose with each additional semester that a student accumulated, even if that student left without a degree.”

Finally, the U.S. Treasury Department has a report titled “The Economic Case for Higher Education,” that argues that education provides a path to social mobility for poor students and their families. The report notes, “Higher education is important for intergenerational mobility…Without a degree, children born to parents in the bottom income quintile have a 45 percent chance of remaining there as adults. With a degree, they have less than a 20 percent chance of staying in the bottom quintile of the income distribution.”

We’ll have more important reports for your consideration next week! Have a great weekend!


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