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Afternoon announcements: October 19, 2012

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October 19, 2012 07:19 pm


We’ve heard a lot about what Obama & Romney’s surrogates have to say on education, and we’ve heard short blips from the candidates themselves, but what do they really think on education policy? Today we finally get to find out. Obama in Time. Romney in Time.

FDOTUS, First Daughters of the US, were recently evacuated from school after the school received a suspicious phone call. Sidwell Friends evacuated all students for a short time to investigate. Students and teachers returned to class after law enforcement ensured there was no threat. US News & World Report

Keeping with Obama & Romney, their statements on everything from jobs to the economy to, yes, education, have been fact checked. See what they got right, and wrong. USA Today

Communities for Teaching Excellence, an education policy group in Las Angeles, recently closed its doors after the Gates Foundation stopped its funding. The group supported education reform, including ‘an overhaul of teacher evaluations.’ LA Times


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