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Posted: August 30, 2010 04:05 pm

Morning Announcements: August 30, 2010

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August 30, 2010 04:05 pm
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Morning_AnnouncementsNineteen states are participating in the Teacher Performance Assessment Consortium, a pilot program to develop performance-based assessments for teacher candidates.

Washington Post columnist George Will writes about black children’s “Daunting divide in achievement and family life.” And education columnist Jay Matthews takes a look at how the achievement gap has been reported in the district.

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Posted: August 27, 2010 07:34 pm

Project Win-Win

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August 27, 2010 07:34 pm
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The Institute for Higher Education Policy has paired up with the Lumina Foundation for Education to create Project Win-Win, an effort to contact former community college and college student dropouts and let them know that either a) their academic records qualify them for an associate’s degree that can be retroactively awarded or b) they were only short of earning an associate degree by a few credits and are welcome back to complete their education.

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Posted: August 26, 2010 03:18 pm

Morning Announcements 8.26.10

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August 26, 2010 03:18 pm
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Morning_AnnouncementsYesterday in Little Rock, Secretary Duncan asked public schools to provide educators with a more student achievement data and parents with more  information on teacher effectiveness, according to the Washington Post.

In Indiana, more than 21,000 Indiana high school students earned college credits through Ivy Tech Community College last year which saved parents more than $10 million in tuition bills according to the Indianapolis Business Journal.

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Posted: August 25, 2010 06:08 pm

Time is of the essence

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August 25, 2010 06:08 pm
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School_ClosedforSummerThere has been much discussion in Washington, as well as in school districts around the nation, about how time can be used to provide expanded learning opportunities for students (especially those who are low-performing and at risk of dropping out).  With a high school dropout rate that should keep all of us up at night and U.S. students underperforming their international counterparts, there is good reason for educators, communities, and policymakers to be thinking about how time is being used (or misused) in schools.

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Posted: August 23, 2010 08:06 pm

The Times They Are a-Changin’: Beloit College Releases its Annual Mindset List for the Class of 2014

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August 23, 2010 08:06 pm
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Each August since 1998, Beloit College has released the Beloit College Mindset List. It provides a look at the cultural touchstones that shape the lives of students entering college this fall. It was originally created as a reminder to faculty to be aware of dated references, and quickly became a catalog of the rapidly changing worldview of each new generation. See a few items from this year’s list below.

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