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Morning Announcements: DC Fails to Make Federally Mandated Changes in Low-Performing Schools

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March 25, 2014 10:08 am

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Indiana Governor Mike Pence signed a bill to repeat the Common Core State Standards. Indy Star

A new report from the US Department of Education finds that DC education officials have not given low-performing schools the attention required to narrow achievement gaps and improve outcomes. The Washington Post

“Economically disadvantaged students come to school behind on average,” said Richard D. Kahlenberg, a senior fellow at the Century Foundation, a Washington-based think tank. “When you separate out family and school effects, there’s also this large penalty associated with attending a high-poverty school.” Education Week

In a recent New America Foundation policy brief, the organization recommends that Congress require outcomes-based measures of program quality for teacher-preparation programs. Teacher Beat

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