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Afternoon Announcements: Side-by-Side Comparison of Three NCLB Bills

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June 10, 2013 08:15 pm

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US Secretary of Education Arne Duncan unveiled some of the key components of the President’s competitive grant program for high schools. The administration proposed a $300 million high school redesign initiative earlier this year. The goal is for schools to move away from the traditional idea of “seat time” and base learning on competency and personalization. Politics K-12

Currently, there are three bills to rewrite, change, and reauthorize the No Child Left Behind Act bouncing around Congress. If you’re having a hard time telling them apart and keeping them separate, you’ll enjoy this nice side-by-side comparison chart. Politics K-12

“Rather than representing a takeover by the federal government, Common Core shows why states have always led in the area of education policy,” reads a column focusing on why the Tea Party has it wrong on the Common Core State Standards. Washington Post

A new viral video features children asking grown ups for the opportunity to be anything they want to be, including the nation’s future leaders. Kid President narrates part of the video and asks for equal educational opportunities for all students. It’s pretty darn cute. YouTube

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