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Afternoon announcements: Digital Learning Day gets record number of participants

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February 07, 2013 06:26 pm

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The Seattle teacher boycott against issuing a computerized standardized test may come to a screeching half if the educators behind it face sanctions. The boycott is for the Measures of Academy Progress exam that many believe to be severely flawed. Washington Post

A series of across-the-board spending cuts that will go begin on March 1 has many in the Capitol up in arms, including the President. President Obama is asking Congress to hold off on cuts that would impact federal education spending, among other things.Politics K-12

A new Gallup survey shows that the majority of Americans believe a post-secondary degree is essential for a successful future and financial and job security. Gallup Politics

Local Washington ABC 7 channel visited the Alliance’s Digital Learning Day yesterday held at the Newseum. Over 250 educators, policy makers and influencers, and supporters attended the second annual event. ABC 7

It’s better to be safe than sorry, the saying goes. Is the same true when it comes to seeming education “miracles?” We may not always be able to trust positive jumps in statistics, test scores, etc. Los Angeles Times

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