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Afternoon announcements: Michelle Rhee talks education reform with Jon Stewart on the Daily Show

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February 05, 2013 08:07 pm


Michelle Rhee appeared on the Daily Show with Jon Stewart last night. He challenged her about her reform ideas and stood strong on the side of teachers. Washington Post

A group of Seattle teachers continues to boycott a standardized, computerized exam. Other nearby teachers argue that the boycott is counterproductive and narrowly focused. Education Week

Since Japan got rid of Saturday school, they’ve seen a wider and growing gap in educational achievement, a new study finds. Students from well-educated families and higher socioeconomic status have fared better. Vox

Education Secretary Arne Duncan joined forced with mayors and college groups in a news conference on Capitol Hill this week to promote gun control measures. Politics K-12

While teacher evaluations, tenure, and pay have all been in the national spotlight recently, is it possible evaluating principals has been overlooked? A new study shows that there is little data on how principals are prepared, licensed, supported, and evaluated. Education Week


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