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Morning Announcements: February 22, 2011

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February 22, 2011 02:01 pm

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The House votes to cut education programs ranging from STEM to Literacy, Education Week reports.

President Obama recently made a trip to the West Coast to push his education and high-tech agenda, according to the Los Angeles Times.

The Denver Post reports that nearly every state is cutting its budget and many experts agree that governors are also using budget issues to push policy changes.

State education officials have ordered the emergency financial manager for Detroit Public Schools to immediately implement a plan that balances the district’s books by closing half its schools, according to the Associated Press

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo has called on New York’s hodgepodge of small and large school districts to operate more efficiently by consolidating and sharing service, The New York Times reports.

In an article about digital learning in the Orlando Sentinel, a Florida principal is quoted as saying, “”Every year another group of 5-year-olds is coming in who’ve had technology since infancy. We’re not asking them to power down to come into this building.”

In a story in the Pueblo Chieftain, a senior economist at Colorado State University-Pueblo explains the community-wide implications of cutting education

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