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Afternoon announcements: Jon Stewart talks public education

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November 12, 2012 08:31 pm


The Daily Show host Jon Stewart took on public school education in Thursday night’s episode. In a discussion on the documentary, “Brooklyn Castle” – a story of how budget cuts changed a successful chess program at a New York City middle school with the director and a student, he discussed budgets, teachers, learning and more. Washington Post

Andreas Schleicher, a special advisor to the secretary general of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), gives an interview to the New York Times. He answers questions on his role in the OECD’s annual review, “Education at a Glance.” New York Times

As many as 100 Chicago public schools may close, given a $1 billion budget deficit. The Atlantic

The Kansas State Board of Education may soon provide a formal definition of “college- and career-ready.” They’ll discuss the issue in their regularly monthly meeting Tuesday and Wednesday in Topeka. Lawrence Journal-World

“Digital learning” has become a contentious phrase, with those against it arguing that technology will replace teachers and traditional classrooms. One opinion writer argues that, on the contrary, technology will set students free. Huffington Post


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