The Star-Ledger, a New Jersey newspaper, reports that low-income New Jersey children who attended preschool performed better in school. “The percentage of kids who had to repeat kindergarten or first grade was twice as high for those who did not attend preschool, as it was for those who started at age 3,” the paper reported.
Since his appointment to the U.S. Department of Education, Secretary Duncan has been speaking out in support of pay for teacher performance. What is his evidence that teachers are performing well? Student achievement. But does paying teachers more money really increase student achievement? Well, sometimes. A little. The Center’s new guide called “Promise or Peril?
Summertime and the living may be getting a little easier for kids than they thought it would, but they could well pay for it in the fall. The New York Times reports this morning that deficits are prompting thousands of school districts to reduce or eliminate summer school. While it’s difficult to get exact numbers, large