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Afternoon Announcements: Income Gap Widens Between College and High School Grads

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February 12, 2014 04:02 pm


The income gap between individuals with a high school diploma only and those with a bachelor’s degree has grown to its widest in 48 years. Those with a bachelor’s degree earn on average 38 percent than the former group. Associated Press

High schools in the Houston Independent School District in Texas are using some of the $30 million in Race to the Top funds they will receive for linked learning, a teaching approach that allows students to learn core academic material and careers, simultaneously. Houston Chronicle

Louisiana Education Superintendent John White showed his support for the new Common Core-aligned assessments by unveiling sample questions for the 2015 Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Career (PARCC). The Times-Picayune

Teachers in North Carolina are growing increasingly frustrated with pay cuts. The state has seen the largest decrease in teacher pay over the last 10 years. NPR


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