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Morning Announcements: February 14, 2011

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February 14, 2011 04:23 pm


Want to know what Obama’s recently released budget means for education? Check out this great recap from Education Week blogger Alyson Klein.

The New York Times profiles Ronald Ferguson of Harvard and his efforts to close the achievement gap.

The Washington Post explains how school officials are using the District’s new teacher evaluation system to assess administrators and determine which universities produce the best- or least-prepared teachers.

The Los Angeles Times reports that the California Board of Education has moved to put the brakes on the parent trigger law, legislation that would have provided the parents the right to force major reforms at low-performing schools.

Education Week’s Schools and the Stimulus blog asks: Will the ARRA’s nearly $100 billion in education aid result in higher academic achievement, particularly for those students most at risk of academic failure?

Baltimore city school officials are encouraging as many as 750 of the city’s most experienced teachers to retire by April, according to the Baltimore Sun.

The Plain Dealer wonders how will Ohio spend its $400 million in Race to the Top funds?


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