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Afternoon Announcements: August 7, 2012

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August 07, 2012 08:29 pm

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It’s a slow day here at High School Soup. Just a handful of stories to share with you. Is this the calm before the storm? Will tomorrow unleash a deluge of education policy news and announcements so voluminous that it overwhelms us? We hope not, but we’re buying lifejackets anyway. Be prepared.

The Associated Press via Education Week has an interview with U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan. Secretary Duncan says that the NCLB waivers will have the effect of permitting states to spend more time on science, social studies, and the arts: “Many, many states are emphasizing again not just the basics but a world class education.”

The Associated press via The Huffington Post brings us an article about how top tier universities are changing online higher education. The article notes: “From Harvard to Stanford, a growing number of elite universities are throwing open their digital doors to the masses. They’re offering their most popular courses online for no charge, allowing anyone with an Internet connection to learn from world-renowned scholars and scientists.”

Finally, from MindShift comes this great infographic on “Envisioning the Future of Education Technology.

Thanks for joining us folks, see you tomorrow!

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