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Afternoon announcements: November 7, 2012

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November 07, 2012 09:01 pm

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Last night saw some major victories… and some major upsets. In education-related elections, one of these big upsets came in Indiana – where the electorate voted in Glenda Ritz to take the place of controversial state Superintendent of Public Instruction, Tony Bennett. Washington Post

Montgomery County Public Schools Superintendent Joshua Starr – a popular leader, found himself staring at goat guts recently. The Maryland-based superintendent shadowed a student to his lab class for a true ‘hands on’ experience. Washington Post

President Obama has won re-election, and the majorities in house and senate have stayed the same. What does that mean for education? Will Congress stay divided and continue to gridlock on education issues? Politics K-12

For the first time, children brought to the states illegally will receive tuition breaks at Maryland’s public colleges and universities. These “Dreamers” celebrated last night. “This means so much to me, my parents and my family – who are the other dreams,” one student said. Baltimore Sun

Georgia voters said “yes” to approve Amendment One – which will amend the state constitution to allow the state to approve charter schools and establish a commission to consider applications for them. Atlanta Journal Constitution

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