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Afternoon Announcements: Volunteer Program Re-Enrolls High School Dropouts in Iowa

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October 29, 2013 04:32 pm

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Waterloo Community School District volunteers in for an initiative called Reconnect to Graduate in Iowa go door-to-door making personal connections with students who have dropped out of high school, with the goal of re-enrolling them in school. Waterloo has re-enrolled 60 students since October 1. High School Notes

After more than a century of issuing degrees based on the number of hours students spent in classrooms – or how many credits they receive – the system may change to reward competency. The New York Times

Richard Weisenhoff, executive director of academics for Baltimore County Public Schools described implementing the Common Core State Standards as “very challenging.” He followed it up with saying, “It’s requiring a lot more out of our students. They’re going to be more fluent in mathematics, and they’re going to be better writers and readers…” The Baltimore Sun

With Congressional budget talks set to resume next week, President Obama is urging lawmakers to put more money into education. TIME

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