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Afternoon Announcements: New Round of Race to the Top Early Learning Challenge

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July 29, 2013 03:20 pm


The US Department of Education is planning to host another round of the Race to the Top Early Learning Challenge competition this year. States will again compete for money with innovative proposals to boost student achievement and outcomes.Politics K-12

About 84,000 students on military bases will miss five days of school between the start of classes and September 21st because of government furloughs that affect teachers, principals, and other school employees. Politico

Student data tracking systems point to new early dropout indicators – as early as 1st grade. Some Maryland educators are speaking out about looking for signs among the youngest students. One teacher calls it as opportunity to help students from an early age. Education Week

Mark Kantrowitz, a financial aid guru, gives an interview in which he outlines three ways to change the financial aid system. This overview is worth a read. The Quick & The Ed

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