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Afternoon Announcements: Oregon Plan Would Make College Free… Sort Of

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July 08, 2013 04:35 pm

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The heavily anticipated guidelines from the Obama administration for planning for emergencies at schools was recently released. The most controversial recommendations involves telling teachers and school officials to fight intruders if they’re left with no other choice. Education Week

States that have received waivers from the provisions of the No Child Left Behind Act are split on whether to accept Education Secretary Arne Duncan’s offer of extra time to implement teacher evaluation systems. States can ask to extend the deadline to the 2016-2017 school year. Education Week

One non-profit organization is committed to improving teacher retention rates and fighting teacher burnout through a mentorship program. PBS

Could Oregon be the first state in the country to offer students a way to go to college without loans or in-school tuition fees? A new plan would allow students to attend school for free, with the agreement of paying the state back at a percentage of their future earned incomes. New York Times

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