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Afternoon announcements: No more zombie survival skills for students

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March 21, 2013 08:15 pm


More than 1,300 D.C. high school graduates are in limbo – accepted to college but waiting to hear whether they will receive the funding they need to attned under the D.C. Tuition Assistance Grant program. The program provides $10,000 to more than 6,000 students entering college. The reason for the holding pattern goes back to sequestration and budget problems in Congress. Washington Post  

A middle school in Oregon that offered a ‘zombie survival skills’ extracurricular class will not offer it anymore. It’s being replaced by an “exploratory reading class.” We can only hope they’ll do an in-depth reading of World War Z. Education Week

There’s a huge shortage of school counselors, and even if President Obama’s plan to hire 1,000 additional resource officers and school counselors come to fruition, it won’t be enough. As of the 2010-11 school year, there was 1 counselor for every 471 students; the recommended rate is 1:250. The Answer Sheet


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