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Afternoon announcements: Is Eric Cantor education’s biggest advocate in Congress?

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April 02, 2013 08:04 pm

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Students at the Career and Technical Education Academy in Hutchinson, Kansas are adding interactions and familiarity with robots to their resumes. Nao, the Robot Teacher, has a human caretaker but can relay messages from students and be programmed to do most anything the students would like. Huffington Post

Research shows that graduating more students from high school and college is key to a successful and growing economy, but what about the 284,000 college graduates who held minimum-wage jobs last year? The number is down from an all-time high in 2010 of 327,000. Huffington Post

Federal grants would provide a financial backing for schools who wish to up their safety measures if new legislation gets through Congress. The bill is in response to the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut last December. Politics K-12

U.S. Representative and House majority leader Eric Cantor may be education’s new biggest advocate on the Hill. While many members are focused on financial issues, he is championing several education ones. Education Week

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