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Morning Announcements: 10 States to Receive Funds to Turn Around Lowest-Performing Schools

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March 14, 2014 09:49 am


The US Department of Education’s Investing in Innovation contest will start next week. The competition encourages schools to find ways to improve teaching and learning. Politics K-12

Prince George’s County in Maryland is partnering with the International Network of Public Schools and Casa de Maryland to apply for a $3 million grant to open two high schools specifically for English language learners. The Washington Post

A new survey from the National Center for Education Statistics details the condition of American school facilities (buildings, etc) in the 2012 academic year. The state of a school facility impacts “student achievement, teacher quality, teacher retention, and community support.” The Quick & The Ed

US Secretary of Education Arne Duncan announced this week that 10 states will receive more than $95 million to go towards improving low-performing schools. The funds are through the School Improvement Grants (SIG) program. Education Department


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