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Morning Announcements: April 26, 2011

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April 26, 2011 04:32 pm


In an op-ed in The Daily Princetonian, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan uses the Alliance’s study on education and the economy to call on more young people to lead the charge in education reform.

High school classes may be advanced in name only, according to the New York Times. Reporter Sam Dillon writes, “According to a recent Department of Education study, the percentage of high school graduates who signed up for rigorous-sounding classes nearly tripled over the past two decades.  But other studies point to a disconnect: Even though students are getting more credits in more advanced courses, they are not scoring any higher on standardized tests.” (See the graph to the left that accompanied the story).

The Mercury News asks “How much more can California lop off public education before they bolt for private schools?”


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