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Afternoon Announcements: March 23, 2012

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March 23, 2012 06:38 pm

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Happy Friday. We’re sure you’re anxious to get a head start on your weekend celebrations but before you head out the door make sure you’re caught up on all the education news.

According to the Associated Press, the leader of the American Federation of Teachers called on Rhode Island Governor Lincoln Chafee and state lawmakers to boost funding for education in in the state, saying that teachers and schools already have sacrificed all they can.

The Associated Press also reports that Wyoming’s Governor Matt Mead signed into law a bill advancing the state’s effort to help make its public school students better prepared for college and careers. The law establishes a system to measure progress of student academic growth and grade public schools on how well they are educating their students.

The biggest economic stimulus is a high school diploma and with a struggling economy more Americans are looking toward further their education or restarting it altogether. However, many companies are looking to take advantage of that effort. NBC’s Today Show highlights a lawsuit by the GED Testing Service that says a network of 13 websites allegedly used the GED trademark to offer fake tests and diplomas.

 

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