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Morning Announcements: December 7, 2010

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December 07, 2010 02:32 pm

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A new public-private partnership in North Carolina intends to ensure students better appreciate other countries and are prepared to compete for jobs in a global economy, reports the Raleigh News & Observer.

In the Washington Post, Michael Gerson explains how the Dream Act transcends politics.

The Wall Street Journal writes about a California law passed in January that empowers parents to trigger a change in governance at 1,300 schools that have failed to make “adequate yearly progress” for four consecutive years: “If at least 51% of the parents sign a petition, they can shut the school down, shake up its administration, or invite a charter operator to take over. Charters that open as a result of parent triggers must accept all students from the original school. “

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