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Morning Announcements: August 2, 2010

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August 02, 2010 03:34 pm

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Morning_AnnouncementsAccording to The Detroit News editorial board, “The Race to the Top competition ended in disappointment for the state, but it should not be the end of the reform commitment”. The state Department of Education is on board and was quoted in the editorial saying, “The state is still committed to implementing the education reforms.”

The Council of Chief State School Officers and the Association of Test Publishers jointly release a best-practices guide for improving state assessment procedures, according to Education Week.

The Wall Street Journal takes a look at how the new proficiency standards are playing out in New York’s charter schools.

According to the New York Times editorial staff, “the administration will need to fight hard to get its school reform plan through Congress.”

The Mercury News editorial board comments on California’s impending adoption of common standards writing, “But Common Core’s ultimate success depends on what comes next: the creation of curricula, teaching materials and standardized tests to implement it.” The Alliance agrees and outlined the principles for a comprehensive assessment system in a brief that was released back in February 2010.

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