Recess round-up: June 22, 2010

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

Reform: Charter school has “substantial impact,” but the debate goes on. (The Hechinger Report)

Research: What do we know about teachers and merit pay? (Education Commission of the States)

College: Hedge funder and bestselling author Steve Eisman will testify before the U.S. Senate Thursday. He’s betting against the for-profit higher education industry. (Bloomberg Businessweek)

Funding: Author Paul Tough’s update on Promise Neighborhoods in Seattle and Texas. (Whatever It Takes book blog)

International: Stanford program tries to improve education for China’s rural poor. (San Jose Mercury News)

Susan Sawyers