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Morning Announcements: August 30, 2010

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August 30, 2010 04:05 pm

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Morning_AnnouncementsNineteen states are participating in the Teacher Performance Assessment Consortium, a pilot program to develop performance-based assessments for teacher candidates.

Washington Post columnist George Will writes about black children’s “Daunting divide in achievement and family life.” And education columnist Jay Matthews takes a look at how the achievement gap has been reported in the district.

A year from now in Texas, high school students will be required to pass a new series of tests before they graduate, however early results predict that students may not be ready.

On Saturday, the New York Times ran an editorial in praise of Race to the Top.

The Chicago Tribune takes a look at the online learning opportunities available within the Chicago Public Schools district including the latest effort to add 90 minutes to the day at 15 elementary schools using online courses instead of certified teachers.

In the Wall Street Journal, a former member of the Louisiana State Board of Elementary and Secondary Education writes about the New Orleans education system post Katrina, calling it the “most market-driven public school system in the country”.

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