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Afternoon Announcements: Obama Champions Technology in Education

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November 21, 2013 04:24 pm

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“At Jobs for the Future, we believe all high schools can benefit from partnering with employers, colleges, and the workforce system to build seamless pathways through college and into technical careers. And thanks to funding from Youth CareerConnect, 25 to 40 school districts will soon join this growing movement.” Homeroom

Education Secretary Arne Duncan is re-launching a campaign to attract more college students to the teaching profession. The campaign uses public service announcements that call for the nation’s best and brightest students to become teachers. US News & World Report

President Obama spent the majority of his day today championing technology in education. He met with a group of ConnectED Champions of Change, educators being honored for their use of technology in the classroom, among other activities. USA Today

Sequestration, or across-the-board cuts, has impacted some school districts and states more than others. The states more affected rely on federal funding more than the others. Politics K-12

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