Here is a listing of articles of interest that have been published within the last 7-10 days:
1. More Hispanic students graduating and attending college Census says, 6/8/11, Huffpost Education
Brief Intro: "A higher percentage of young Hispanic adults is finishing high school, and the number attending a two-year college has nearly doubled over the last decade, according to Census data released Wednesday."
2. Detroit Public Schools scales back its plan for charter conversions, 6/10/11, Detroit Free Press
Brief Intro:"The ambitious plan to convert one-third of Detroit Public Schools buildings to charter schools by fall has slowed significantly, scaling back to only five charter school conversions this year."
3. Study:Preschool kids less likely to grow up as criminals, 6/10/11, Public News Service
Brief Intro:"The study, published in the journal Science, is one of the largest and longest of its kind, tracking youths from age 3 to 28 - about 1,000 who attended a Chicago preschool program and about 500 who did not. Those left out were 27 percent more likely to have been arrested for a felony by age 28 and were 39 percent more likely to have spent time in jail, according to study author Arthur Reynolds."
1. Study sees cuts to health plans, 6/8/11, WSJ
Brief Intro:"A report by McKinsey & Co. has found that 30% of employers are likely to stop offering workers health insurance after the bulk of the Obama administration's health overhaul takes effect in 2014."
2. Hospitals push to reduce preventable re-admissions, 6/7/11, WSJ
Brief Intro:"The animated character on a computer screen, who explains medical instructions, is one of several new strategies hospitals are using to help patients make the transition to home, including sending patients off with a "Home with Meds" packet of medications and having real-life case managers and nurses monitor patients by phone."