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Morning Announcements: August 3, 2010

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August 03, 2010 04:42 pm

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Morning_AnnouncementsYesterday California and Colorado adopted the common core state standards, just in time before the Race to the Top deadline to adopt standards passed (see page 7 of the scoring rubric).

In Ohio, parents look to e-schools for an alternative education for their children. To learn more about the benefits of online learning, read the Alliance’s paper, The Online Learning Imperative: A Solution to Three Looming Crises in Education.

As required under NCLB, states are releasing their federally mandated performance ratings for public schools. Read how Oregon, Alabama, Idaho, and New Mexico are faring. In Louisiana, families are using this information to decide whether their children should stay at public schools or sign-up instead for taxpayer-paid private tutoring.

As Education Week reported a few weeks back, the weak economy is forcing many states to scale back on their scholarship programs. Looks like Georgia is one of the many states feeling the heat.

Education officials in Massachusetts consider the correlation between schools with weak academic performance and those with large influxes and exoduses of students, according to the Boston Globe.

The Union Leader reports that New Hampshire will receive $10 in School Improvement Grants to turn around the worst improving schools, including  five high schools.

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