The Daily Ed: June 26, 2012

Early education proven to improve grad rates (The Olympian)
Centralia Police Chief Robert Berg writes on the importance of early learning.

SD Unified Purchases 26,000 iPads For District Students
The San Diego Unified School District purchased iPads that will be used for fifth graders, eight graders, and some high schoolers.

17,000 on D.C. Charter Schools Waiting List (NBC Washington)
Although there’s only seven hundred spaces available, the waiting list to get in to a D.C. charter school is 17,000 strong.

Charter Schools and the Legacy of Brown v. Board of Education (Education Week)
President and CEO of UNCF (formerly the United Negro College Fund) writes “We have seen urban charter schools that perform better than their traditional public school counterparts, making up ground that students have lost in traditional schools. They are a right-now education solution for children who need a high-quality education.”

Those 857 Desks? A Message for the Candidates (New York Times)
The College Board arranges 857 desks at the Washington Monument to show the number of students who drop out of high school every hour.

Students who graduate in 4 years do better (Education Week)
A new report shows that college students that graduate in four years can earn up to $13,000 more per year than those who take five or six years.

Tuesday Bonus: How to walk your human
Kodi the kitten shows the proper etiquette regarding walking your human. Tips include showing your dominance by in walking in front and tugging the leash in case your human needs encouragement.

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