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Morning Announcements: January 13, 2011

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January 13, 2011 03:28 pm

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Education Week reporter Ian Quillen explains how the 97,000-student Florida Virtual School holds teachers and students accountable. Also of interest, is the fact that the school only receives state educational funding for a student if they complete a course with a passing grade.

Governor of New Jersey Chris Christie called for an end to teacher tenure in his State of the State address, the New York Times reports. Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels also stressed education reform in his SOTU and the Courier Press reports that he said it was something that “may matter more” than anything else he has done while in office.

The “parent trigger” law, a measure that allows a majority of parents at a school to trigger a major restructuring of a school including turning it into a charter school, is up for debate in California.

The Michigan State Board of Education is considering raising cut scores on the Michigan Educational Assessment Program test and Michigan Merit Exam. Cut scores are essentially the cut-off for determining how well students must do on the exam to be considered proficient.

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