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Morning Announcements: 5 States to Receive Federal Funding to Improve Low-Performing Schools

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April 02, 2014 11:15 am

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“Data is the application that can transform education. Data can enable and support educators to personalize learning for individual students.” Michael King of IBM discusses the importance of data in education. Education Week

US Secretary of Education Arne Duncan recently announced that five states will receive rewards to continue efforts at improving low-performing schools. Alaska, Illinois, New York, Pennsylvania, and South Carolina will receive more than $85 million. Education Department

An increasing number of schools and districts are employing one-to-one device initiatives – setting each student up with his/her own tablet or laptop. Alexander Russo discusses 5 ways for districts to be smart in how they execute these initiatives. Harvard Education Letter

Under a new bipartisan bill introduced by several key House education committee members, the two main federal programs for charter schools would be consolidated, “combining federal grants to help charter school developers open new schools.” Politics K-12

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