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Afternoon Announcements: June 25, 2012

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June 25, 2012 08:25 pm

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Hello and welcome to your Monday afternoon announcements! We’re late on delivering today, so without too much chitchat, let’s get on with it!

First, the U.S. Treasury Department recently released a report that told us something that we’ve known here at the Alliance for a while: education is a ticket to upward mobility. The Huffington Post reports that “for those born into the poorest fifth of American families, the obtainment of a college degree gives you an 80 percent chance of bettering your economic status over the course of a lifetime. Opt not to graduate college, and those odds drop to 55 percent,” according to “The Economic Case for Higher Education.”

More from The Huffington Post today as they bring us this feature on the persistent achievement gap between low-income students and their peers. The feature follows three students in New York City, each being educated according to a different educational philosophy.

Speaking of different philosophies, PBS NewsHour profiles two Maryland community colleges that are taking different approaches to remedial coursework. Anne Arundel Community College is embracing more of a digital learning approach while the Community College of Baltimore County is placing struggling students in classes with their better prepared peers.

Thanks for joining us today for the announcements, we’ll be back tomorrow with even more for you!

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