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Afternoon Announcements: Governors and State Education Chiefs Tackle Childhood Literacy

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June 05, 2013 08:26 pm

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Governors and education chiefs from nine states met on Tuesday to discuss early childhood education, with a focus on literacy. The group noted that in order to improve literacy rates, it’s important to support low-income students. Washington Post

We mentioned yesterday that Senator Tom Harkin introduced a bill to rewrite No Child Left Behind. Education Week has more on the story today. The bill would require states to set achievement and growth targets for students, among other changes. Education Week

2013 college graduates may be facing as tough a time finding a job as those in previous years. But this year’s class has cause for more optimism than previous years. NPR

High school students in Georgia will be able to test out of certain core classes and still receive credit for it towards graduation. The student must receive a grade of “exceeds standards” to meet the requirements. Athens Banner-Herald

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