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Five Best Blogs: New News About Denver's ProComp


Money for nothing Joanne Jacobs: The 31 Abbott districts received more nbsp;money than the rich districts, because inner-city kids have greater needs. The court funded all-day kindergarten, half-day preschools for three- and four-year-olds and transition programs to work or college, plus money to build or update school buildings. 

ProComp Final Evaluation Results EdSector: It doesn’t give us the final answer to the big question—does it work? But it does tell us a lot about what’s happened since ProComp—and most of it’s good. 

New data Bill Gates, other ed reformers should care about The Answer Sheet:  Many teachers see poverty up close, although our students do their best to hide it...They tease one another about buying clothes at Salvation Army, or living in a cardboard box. 

Unions See Their Future in Protesters' Ranks WSJ:  Union members who descended on Occupy Wall Street encampments armed with tents, food and organizational expertise hope to turn young demonstrators into enduring labor allies, part of a larger effort to rejuvenate the movement's aging ranks. 

A Match.com for Innovation Title I Derland: The need for the registry for the i3 grant and beyond is incredibly obvious, maybe even more so than Match.com was 15 years ago. 


The most important thing written about philanthropy in awhile Philanthropy 101: Mark each and every time you come across the words "philanthropy," "foundation," or "nonprofit." And think about what the relationships, roles, and funding streams described in North Carolina mean for nonprofits and your giving. 

State's Lowest Performing Schools Make Millions Off Real Estate Deals Huffington Post:  By the time they were on their first summer break, their brown brick building at 1409 East Linton Avenue had been sold three times, the final price nearly 10 times higher than the first. In the process, the company running the school along with a small group of other players cashed in. 

Failing School No Longer (But Were We Ever?) Martha Infante: With the same exact lack of care as to just how deeply these announcements would change the lives of all participants in the Public School Choice Process, we were now being removed from the failing schools list, with the caveat that the school implement the plan it took 13 months to write.



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