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Morning Announcements: December 1, 2010

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December 01, 2010 04:08 pm

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Govs. Bush and Wise announce the 10 Elements of High Quality Digital Learning, a roadmap, a roadmap of reform for local, state and federal officials to advance digital learning. The announcements was covered in Education Week, CNN, and the National JournalDistrict Administration discussed teacher attrition rates and reports that 50 percent of all certified public school teachers permanently leave the teaching profession before the end of their fifth year of teaching.

The New Hampshire Union Leader cites a new report finding that New Hampshire and Vermont are the only two states without a “dropout factory” school, according to a new report studying trends in dropout rates.

The education leaders of five states announced today that they have created a new education-chiefs group to press a policy agenda topped by school choice and performance-driven evaluations for teachers and principals, Education Week reports.

The Washington Post reports that the Washington Teachers’ Union President George Parker, who negotiated a lucrative contract for his members earlier this year but was unable to prevent the launch of a controversial new evaluation system introduced by former chancellor Michelle A. Rhee, lost his job Tuesday.

 

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