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Afternoon Announcements: Education Secretary Duncan Calls Shortage of Bandwidth in Schools ‘Morally Unacceptable’

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June 17, 2013 04:58 pm

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Maryland’s low-income students made the most academic progress than any other state’s comparable population in the last eight years, according to a new Education Sector report. “The New State Achievement Gap” looks at how states compare to one another in terms of student achievement. Baltimore Sun

The Oakland Unified School District in California has long been known as a violence-fueled factory, having lost 16,000 of its students since 2000. The district is looking to reinvent itself by turning its 87 schools into “full-service community schools” with staff equipped to help students with social, emotional, physical, and academic needs. Hechinger Report

“Most schools have about as much Internet bandwidth as your house,” Secretary of Education Arne Duncan said last week at the National Cable and Telecommunications Association’s 2013 Cable Show. “We are denying our teachers and students the tools they need to be successful. That is educationally unsound and morally unacceptable.” US News & World Report

As the Senate Democrats’ No Child Left Behind (NCLB) legislation moves forward, Education Week asks and answers five pertinent questions. Politics K-12 Read Entire Post

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