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Morning Announcements: April 20, 2011

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April 20, 2011 04:03 pm

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The Palm Beach County school district says it’ll need more time, money to switch to digital textbooks, the Palm Beach Post News reports.

Catherine Gewertz of Education Week covers a U.S. Department of Education hearing convened last week to inform the two assessment consortia, SMARTER Balanced Assessment Consortium and Partnership for the Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers, as they design tests for the new common standards in mathematics and English/language arts that have been adopted by all but six states, using $360 million in federal Race to the Top money.

The Free Times (Columbia, SC) and the Journal Times (Racine, WI) cover the Alliance’s report on the economic benefits of improving high school graduation rates.

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