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Afternoon Announcements: June 1, 2012

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June 01, 2012 05:58 pm


Happy Friday! There’s not much left standing between you and the weekend, so let’s get right down to it with some afternoon announcements!

First, from Stateline, a report on how schools across the country are toying with changing the amount of time students spend in school. The idea of adding more time to school days is something that the Time to Succeed Coalition has tackled. If you’re interested in learning more, they have some great resources.

Next, from The Associated Press and Education Week comes news that the U.S. Departments of Education and Justice are investigating a Tennessee county because of the way attendance zones were drawn. An imbalance of minority students in some of the county’s schools sparked the investigation.

Finally, you may have read Robert Samuelson’s piece in The Washington Post earlier this week about too many students attending college. We’ve seen two good rebuttals to this piece that make the case for why students attending some kind of postsecondary institution is important. First, from Mandy Zatynski at Education Sector is “Redefining ‘College.’” The other is from Jamie Merisotis, the president and CEO of the Lumina Foundation, in this Washington Post letter to the editor.

That’s it from us for today! We hope you have a great weekend! See you in a little bit for the Report Round-up!


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