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Afternoon announcements: What you need to know about federal student loans

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March 29, 2013 06:38 pm

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What does the public need to know, that they don’t, about federal student loans and aid programs? After more than a dozen organizations, including the Alliance for Excellent Education, submitted recommendations on improving the system, some basic truths were revealed. The Quick & the Ed

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie announced on Monday that his administration may take over the public school system within six to eight weeks. He suggested various ideas for what the takeover would look like. He referenced New Orleans, where many schools were converted to charter schools. Wall Street Journal

The new assessments that will align with the Common Core State Standards may first be implemented in Alabama. The Alabama State Board of Education will consider adopting the new tests in its April 11th meeting. Alabama.com

An innovative college and career readiness pilot program in Vermont has students anticipating their futures. The 15-week course taught students how to create a resume and an online portfolio. They also worked on computer, speaking, and collaboration skills. Education Week

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