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Afternoon announcements: November 2, 2012

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November 02, 2012 03:46 pm


DC public schools will soon receive $7 million to upgrade their infrastructure and internet connections. The District’s lowest-performing schools will receive the bulk of the funds. In addition, DC’s charter schools will also receive $7 million. Washington Post

The Obama campaign recently released a pamphlet outlining its education goals for a second-term in office. One of his goals is to have the highest percentage of college graduates in the world by 2020. Washington Post

Thousands of students are getting extra time to study for their SATs because of Superstorm Sandy. The College Board announced on Thursday that the tests have been postponed. New York Times

A new study out of North Carolina finds that year round schooling may not be an effective way to increase learning. American Economic Journal

Want to know exactly how Romney and Obama differ on education issues? See this convenient side-by-side comparison. Ed Week

Florida had plans to work with a software development company to develop a website intended to provide practice lessons and tests for students to help prepare them for new rigorous standards. That is no longer. They have terminated the contract. Huffington Post


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