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The Problem Isn’t Getting Rid of Teachers, It’s Keeping Them. Judging by the tenor of the education debate in recent weeks, it would be easy to assume that the biggest challenge facing school leaders is how to get rid of bad teachers. But any problems caused by teacher tenure pale in comparison with the difficulty in getting teachers to stay. Read more at www.forbes.com

Most College Students Don’t Earn a Degree in 4 Years, Study Says. The vast majority of students at American public colleges do not graduate on time, according to a new report from Complete College America, a nonprofit group based in Indianapolis. “Students and parents know that time is money,” said the report, called “Four-Year Myth.” “The reality is that our system of higher education costs too much, takes too long and graduates too few.” Read more at www.nytimes.com

School Technology: Important for Teaching, Learning. As school districts work to prepare students for careers, education and life beyond high school, teaching and using technology in schools has become increasingly important. This doesn’t mean simply purchasing and using new devices in school. For example, it can also mean sending “literacy texts” to parents with tips about reading. Regardless of how we do it, our obligation as educators is to determine what uses of technology work best to meet educational goals for students. Read more at www.huffingtonpost.com