Recess round-up: June 21, 2010

A daily dose of education news from around the nation – just in time for a little mid-day break!

Education reform and financing in Rhode Island: From worst to first in a formula for funding education. (The Valley Breeze and The Providence Journal via Whitney Tilson)

Graduation rates: How are high school and college graduation rates calculated? In Houston last week, we learned that 15 percent of the school district’s ninth-graders had completed college degrees four years after finishing high school.  The original post was  updated three times. (The Houston Chronicle via Whitney Tilson)

Teaching and college readiness: When it comes to reading, just slow down. (USA Today)

Education abroad: Linking education to economic opportunity. (CNNMoney)

Charter schools: Ten foster kids find success at a school in Philadelphia. (NPR Morning Edition)

Susan Sawyers