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Afteernoon announcements: November 8, 2012

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November 08, 2012 05:47 pm


It’s not every day a university mathematics professor uses his sabbatical to teach math in a public high school. But one professor did just that – not for research but for his own personal gain, and now our gain. He wanted to learn what it’s like in the classroom, the challenges teachers face and because, simply put, he’s concerned about the direction of mathematics education at the high school level. This is a captivating, albeit long, read. American Mathematical Society

With the Obama administration headed for four more years, Arne Duncan will have more time to confront a slew of education issues, including waivers, Race to the Top, NCLB reauthorization, fiscal issues and common core. How will he handle it? Politics K-12

What happened in individual state ballot measures? Here’s a roundup of how all your major education-related issues panned out across the states. Washington Post

Texas is balking the federal government’s authority to mandate accountability systems for public schools. Ninety Texas school districts are asking state education officials to disregard the call for Adequate Yearly Progress ratings. Washington Post

Education turned out to be a key issue in this year’s presidential election. Some results find that voters were torn over the issue. Wall Street Journal

Proposition 30, a California ballot measure to raise income taxes on the state’s wealthiest and temporarily increase the state sales tax to fund K-12 schools, community colleges and state universities, passed. It’s expected to raise more than $6 billion in revenue. Huffington Post


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