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Afternoon Announcements: May 20, 2014

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May 20, 2014 02:43 pm


Obama Science Fair to Focus on Girls’ Education USA Today
The Obama administration is hoping its annual White House Science Fair will encourage more girls to take up science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education. The May 27 fair will also feature the usual assortment of robots, machines, and other science projects.

Florida Lawmaker Says Common Core Will Turn Kids Gay HuffPost
Common Core standards are a divisive topic in education circles, but one Florida lawmaker is taking his anti-Common Core message to a new level.

Array of Factors Drives Students From School Education Week
Often, there’s not a clear, single factor but a collision of negative events that can include bad school experiences, abuse, an unstable living situation, or an illness in the family that finally breaks a young person’s will to go to school, according to a new report from a Washington-based, youth-advocacy organization.

Report: Mississippi Considered Highest Priority State Hechinger Report
Rural schools in Mississippi are growing in enrollment and serving more low-income and minority students than previous years, according to a report. The state also ranks first when it comes to socio-economic challenges faced by rural students.



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