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Morning Announcements April 30, 2012

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April 30, 2012 04:41 pm

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Happy Monday (or at least pretend to be happy, soon it’ll be over). Here are the top headlines in education news. Enjoy!

The Chicago Tribune reports that the cash-strapped Chicago Public Schools is racing to spend about $16 million in federal tutoring grants by the end of the summer to avoid losing the money in a program plagued by dwindling participation and financial missteps.

According to Stateline, despite enthusiasm for digital textbooks at the national level, states have been slow to get on board. But the movement is gaining strength.

From the Boston Globe, underperforming schools in Massachusetts that have achieved the largest gains on standardized tests share many characteristics, most critically a results-oriented principals who can galvanize teachers to pursue change and can foster a respectful school climate, according to an independent report commissioned by the state.

The Wall Street Journal contents that parents are taking a gamble in order to enlist their children in the top schools. As competition has intensified for slots at the city’s elite public and private schools, a growing number of parents are pursuing both options, anxious to secure a top education for their children.

 

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