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Afternoon Announcements: July 5, 2011

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July 05, 2011 07:36 pm


Today, the Boston Globe reports that more than half of the teachers pushed out of seven underperforming schools in Boston last year now work at other low-achieving schools across the city that are also under pressure to improve.

Tennessee schools eye waiver for No Child Left Behind, according to the Commercial Appeal in Memphis.

Yesterday, the New York Times reported that the National Education Association affirmed for the first time that evidence of student learning must be considered in the evaluations of schoolteachers around the country.

Also yesterday, the News Journal (New Castle/Wilmington) reported that the Delaware Department of Education has released plans that show how school districts intend to spend more than $18 million in federal Race to the Top grant money.

The New York Times writes about Piazza, a homework help website that builds on classroom community by offering a social networking twist.

Starting from a handful of schools in Switzerland in the 1960s, the International Baccalaureate, or I.B., has spread to 139 countries around the world. Read more in the New York Times.

In February, New York City Mayor Bloomberg placed Jamaica High on a list of schools to close; but how can a school labeled as failing produce successful students? Find out in the New York Times.

The Argus Leader (Sioux Falls) reports that South Dakota will follow data to see gains in schools.

According to the New York Times, the United Neighborhood Organization, or UNO, steps in to guide Hispanic elementary school students in applying to high schools with favorable graduation and college-enrollment rates.

NPR’s All Things Considered reports on how teachers across the country face layoffs.


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