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Afternoon Announcements: Gov. Bob Wise Comments on NAEP Results

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July 01, 2013 04:46 pm

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“Today’s economic trends show the rapidly growing need for college- and career-ready students; these results show that most of the nation’s seventeen-year-olds are career ready, but only if you’re talking about jobs from the 1970s,” Alliance for Excellent Education president Bob Wise said on the recent National Assessment of Educational Progress recent findings. Alliance for Excellent Education 

Hawaii is quickly checking off its to-do list for Race to the Top. The state will needs to solidify a teacher evaluation system and hand out awards to schools who have improved on academic achievement. Politics K-12 

The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) released findings that show a positive correlation between educational attainment and employment opportunities. “The people who really paid the price for the financial crisis are those without baseline qualifications,” Andreas Schleicher, the O.E.C.D.’s deputy director for education and skills, said last week at a London news conference. New York Times 

As of last week, 75 school districts in Kentucky agreed to raise the dropout age from 16 to 18. The state needs 96 districts to get on board with the policy for it to be implemented statewide. The state is enticing districts to comply with $10,000 state grants, targeted to help districts with the costs of raising the minimum dropout age. Education Week 

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