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Afternoon Announcements: Obama Pushes Education Agenda in Speech on US Economy

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July 25, 2013 03:08 pm

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Several states are reconsidering adopting the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers’ (PARCC) Common Core State Standards aligned assessments due to the cost. This helpful chart breaks down the cost, looking at how much each state would pay. The Quick & The Ed

The majority of states that have adopted the Common Core State Standards will continue as planned with implementation, according to a new survey by the Center for Education Policy at George Washington University. The Washington Post 

Maryland is hosting what it calls “academies” this summer to help teachers master the new material they’ll be teaching as part of the Common Core State Standards. Teachers across the nation are gearing up to teach to the more rigorous standards. NPR

“If you think education is expensive, wait until you see how much ignorance costs in the 21st century,” the president said in prepared remarks released in advance of the speech at Knox College in Illinois. “If we don’t make this investment, we’ll put our kids, our workers, and our country at a competitive disadvantage for decades.” Politics K-12

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