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Morning Annoucements: July 29, 2014

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July 29, 2014 11:50 am

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Report: 31 Million Americans have college credits, but no college degree


Research from the National Student Clearinghouse shows there are more than 31 million Americans with accumulated credits who quit college before graduating. Experts say helping these students finish could boost education rates. The Hechinger Report

Plaintiffs in the New York suit on teacher tenure say they are looking for change so that ‘the teachers in classrooms really want to teach children.’ NPR

A new report from the Policy Analysis for California Education concluded that California’s deteriorating mentoring program for new teachers will leave future educators incoherent and inconsistent beginning teacher policies.

While you’re reading that, be sure to check out the Alliance’s latest report on how crucial peer mentoring is to ‘Improving the Effectiveness of Beginning.’

One New Jersey school district learned that adopting a 1:1 device plan is one thing; making it work is another. The Hechinger Report

While you’re reading that, check out how the Alliance’s Project 24 is helping schools like that in New Jersey develop a digital learning plan that doesn’t lead to wasteful spending on devices.

Tension builds between Ohio Legislatures and state education groups over the pending implementation of Common Core State Standards. State Impact

Educators in Indiana ready themselves for changes in testing for the coming school year. Chalkbeat Indiana

Officials in Pasco County School District in Florida must add an extra hour to the school day at three low-performing elementary schools. The Tampa Bay Times

As the internet connects people across the world and as the United States continues to diversify, it is becoming more necessary for students to know multiple languages. eSchoolNews

Should the State Legislature give the Mississippi Department of Education $1 million to hire a consultant to detect cheating? The Hechinger Report

Learning on the job doesn’t cut it anymore: An argument for better preparing teachers for the classroom. The New York Times

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