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Morning Announcements: January 12, 2011

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January 12, 2011 04:02 pm

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Education reporter Nick Anderson writes in today’s Washington Post: Common ground might be scarce on other domestic issues as Obama heads into a reelection campaign and Republicans confront him with their new House majority. But even though the president is likely to push for a new education law in his upcoming State of the Union address, hurdles abound on Capitol Hill because school reform often splits both parties.

The Arizona Republic reports that Central High School is the first public school in the state to adopt the University of Cambridge International Examinations, a rigorous system that will upgrade the curriculum at the Phoenix school to international standards.

Detroit Public Schools would close nearly half of its schools in the next two years, and increase high school class sizes to 62 by the following year under a deficit-reduction plan filed with the state, according to the Detroit News.

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