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Morning Announcements: December 3, 2010

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December 03, 2010 02:14 pm

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During a luncheon he hosted on Thursday for newly elected governors, President Obama promised to work closely with them to fix the economy and improve education over the next two years, according to The Caucus, the politics and government blog of the New York Times.

The previous chancellor of DC public schools Michelle Rhee was named to Florida Gov.-elect Rick Scott’s education transition team Thursday, fueling rumors that she may become Florida’s next education commissioner, The Miami Herald reports.

The Gasden Times (AL) reports on a program that a local high schools is implementing with the goal of keeping more students in high school and preparing them for life afterwards.

In Louisiana, an education advisory panel recommended that the state should assign letter grades to public schools including bonus grades for schools that show solid gains, according to The Advocate.

The Associated Press reports that teacher evaluations and tenure could be tied to their students’ academic achievement under a bill passed by the Michigan Senate on Wednesday.

South Dakota has taken an initial step toward improving teacher evaluations by listing the specific skills researchers say make an effective teacher, according to the Argus Leader.

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