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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.

In Boston a coalition of businesses, civic organizations and grassroots groups have come together to push for drastic changes in the Boston Teacher Union contract, according to the Boston Globe.

Georgia state officials plan on using their share of Race to the Top money to pilot a merit pay program for educators, expand a system that tracks students from pre-kindergarten through college, boost graduation rates by thousands of students, and revamp the state’s math and English standards according to the News Observer.

In an editorial, the Oregonian asks, “Once the state is convinced that online students are receiving a quality education, why should it prevent other families from making the same choice?”

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