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Afternoon Announcements: Common Core Standards Battle Continues

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April 25, 2013 05:24 pm

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The battle over the Common Core Standards continues, with Republicans in multiple states working to reverse adoption. “The irony is folks at the federal level would send a message that they don’t like state-led initiatives, which is what Common Core was,” said Bob Wise, president of the Alliance for Excellent Education and former governor of West Virginia. Education Daily

Mark Wahlberg dropped out of high school in the 9th grade and now, at 41, is pursuing his high school diploma through an online program. He talked with students in Alexandria about staying in school. Washington Post

A Nation at Risk celebrates its 30th anniversary this week. The Commission for the report looked at where education is now, and recommended “five new basics” for students to graduate from high school: four courses in English, three in math, three in science, three in social studies, and one-half credit in computer science. Education Week

A new bipartisan bill would make it easier for undocumented children who come into the United States and graduate from high school to receive citizenship. The “DREAMers” could receive citizenship more quickly with a background check, a high school diploma, and completion of two years of post-secondary education. Politics K-12

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