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Morning Announcements: August 30, 2012

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August 30, 2012 02:28 pm

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Good morning and welcome to our Thursday announcements!

The big news today is that Virginia and the U.S. Department of Education have agreed to a “do over” of the Commonwealth’s NCLB waiver. After receiving backlash on the achievement goals for different groups of at-risk students, Virginia will submit a new waiver application with revised achievement targets. This story has potentially large implications for the waiver process. Education Week and The Washington Post have takes on this story.

The New York Times reports that the Chicago Teachers Union has given a 10-day notice of its intent to strike. Students return to Chicago schools next week, but the outcome of contract bargaining between teachers and the city is still very much up in the air.

A trio of articles from the Republican National Convention reveal some policymakers’ thoughts on education policy and reform. The Hechinger Report features former D.C. Public Schools Chancellor Michelle Rhee while Education Week has former Florida Governor Jeb Bush and current Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam.

That’s it for today as far as announcements go! Have a great Thursday!

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