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January 17, 2013 06:06 pm

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The high school graduation rate is going up, after nearly 30 years near the same rate. Harvard economic Richard Murnane’s data shows that 83.7 percent of Americans had diplomas in 2010, compared to 77.6 percent in 2000. Wall Street Journal

President Obama’s plan to curb school gun violence includes many components. Some of the plan, detailed in a White House statement, include allowing schools to create safer environments, putting up to 1,000 more school resource officers and counselors in schools, and ensuring every school has a comprehensive emergency management plan. Washington Post

A new report shows that colleges, on average, spend far more money on their athletes than non-athlete students. The SEC spent 12 times, or $164,000 per athlete than non-athlete in 2010. The report is from the Delta Cost Project. Huffington Post

Elsa Nunez, Eastern Connecticut State/President, writes about if she could change one thing in education – she would chose closing the achievement gap. Huffington Post

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