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Afternoon Announcements: May 25, 2011

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May 25, 2011 08:21 pm

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Education Week reports, “Education Secretary Arne Duncan will divvy up the $700 million in additional Race to the Top money Congress gave him this year between a new contest focused on early education and the nine runners-up that lost in last year’s high-profile state competition.”

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Wondering how school districts used stabilization money? Check out this Education Week story and the graph to the left.

Public schools across the country, struggling with cuts in state funding, rising personnel costs and lower tax revenues, are shifting costs to students and their parents by imposing or boosting fees for everything from enrolling in honors English to riding the bus, according to the Wall Street Journal.

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