November 14th, 2011
07:16 AM ET

Today's Reading List

Here's what the Schools of Thought Editors are reading today:

The Independent: Trade training is tailor made: The business world rediscovers the value of the apprentice
Some British businesses want to bring back the centuries-old apprenticeship system, and a recent survey finds that many students would prefer apprenticeships over college. Ohio teachers will be graded on students' academic growth
In a pilot program with 30% of the state's districts participating, value-added is being tested as a way to evaluate teachers.

PILOTed: Reducing Student Dropouts
Poverty is a key factor in the dropout rate, but there are ways to engage disadvantaged students and help them see that education offers hope.

NPR: Educated And Jobless: What's Next For Millennials?
Some of today's most popular college majors have the highest unemployment rates.

NYC Public School Parents: 10 Point Education Platform for NYC Public Schools: What We Demand!
A group of young activists from a youth arts organization lays out its 10 demands for quality education in NYC schools.

Sacramento Bee: Sacramento State psychology professor won't teach without snacks
Sacramento State psychology professor says students providing snacks encourages them to work collectively. When a class failed to bring snacks, the professor walked out.

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