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Afternoon announcements: Philadelphia closing 37 schools

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December 14, 2012 05:56 pm

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The Hoover Institution’s Koret Task Force on K-12 Education has put together a list of what the best stories the media has covered in education in 2012 and the worst. Charter schools and teachers’ unions claim the top two “hit” spots, while teachers’ pensions and Common Core State Standards lead on the “misses” list. Hoover Institution

Earlier this week, Alliance president, Bob Wise, wrote about the upcoming Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on “Ending the school-to-prison pipeline.” Here’s an overview and wrap up of the hearing. Washington Post

Philadelphia School District Superintendent William Hite revealed a sweeping plan to overhaul the system. The plan includes closing or relocating 44 schools. Nearly 17,000 students will move to new schools. Education Week

The National Assessment of Educational Progress is building a “comprehensive new way to gauge socioeconomic status,” that will help determine, beyond a traditional look at family income, a student’s family, community and school supports for learning. Education Week

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