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Morning Announcements: August 5, 2011

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August 05, 2011 03:34 pm

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The Huffington Post reports that with no tangible sign from Congress that relief in the form of an updated law will come any time soon, states from Missouri to Wisconsin are lining up to request waivers from the U.S. Department of Education as a means of getting around the statutes of No Child Left Behind.

The Huffington Post also writes about a new report that finds that earnings increase with education and that higher levels of educational attainment will almost always yield the greatest financial reward.

Raleigh’s News & Observer reports that in the face of continuing budget cuts, North Carolina’s public schools showed mixed results this year, with more students graduating from high school but fewer schools meeting state and federal targets for academic achievement.

Half of Texas school districts and 1 out of 4 campuses failed to meet federal standards, reports the Austin American-Statesman.

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