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Afternoon Announcements: November 14, 2011

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November 14, 2011 09:43 pm

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According to Education Week, U.S. House of Representatives lawmakers want performance targets for different subgroups of students in ESEA bill.

When it comes to education, reports the Washington Post, “the republican field of presidential candidates has a unified stance: Get the federal government out of schools.”

The Huffington Post writes that minority students will likely outnumber white students in the next decade or two, but the failure of the national teacher demographic to keep up with that trend is hurting minority students.

In a MetroWest Daily story, experts say social media isn’t hurting today’s teens.

The Wall Street Journal writes about those who are for cyberschooling and those who have other opinions on it.

The Bangor Daily News reports that businesses in Maine have jobs to offer, but job applicants don’t have the skills.

Teachers facing low salaries opt to moonlight, reports the Associated Press.

Students in North Carolina can get a jump on their future by enrolling in free community college courses while in high school, under the new initiative, Career & College Promise, announced today by Gov. Bev Perdue, reports the News & Observer.

A new Arkansas Department of Education report shows nearly 45 percent of Arkansas’ 1,071 public schools haven’t met minimum achievement requirements on state exams for at least two years, reports the Associated Press.

According to Education Week, the General Educational Development (GED) is getting overhauled, a decision “driven by mounting recognition that young adults’ future success depends on getting more than a high-school-level education.”

In Sydney, Australia, the Morning Herald writes about the 7,000 students in Miami, who reportedly took a math course delivered entirely by computer.

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