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Morning Announcements: January 25, 2011

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January 25, 2011 03:06 pm


The Crown Point Community Newspaper focuses on the efficiencies of dual credit programs, writing, “Karen Rodd, a Crown Point resident, believes getting a jump on college credits during high school can provide significant savings for parents and create life-changing opportunities for students. Rodd’s daughter Krysta is a freshman at Purdue University finished freshman psychology and communications in her first semester at college. Rodd said it costs about $2,000 for students carrying six to nine hours. However, her daughter could have taken them at Crown Point High School for a fraction of the cost, $75 per class — or $25 per credit hour.”

When Washington state Governor Christine Gregoire announced that she wanted to take control  of education policy in her state by creating  new, Cabinet-level positions that answers to her, she revived a perennial debate, according to Education Week reporter Sean Cavanagh.

The current count of states that have adopted the common standards still stands at 43 plus Washington, DC, but Education Week reports that Idaho has made it official.

Just as more teachers are facing performance rankings of their work, dozens of teacher training schools in California will be judged for the first time in a nationwide survey set for publication in U.S. News and World Report, according to

The Argus Leader reports that after 10 consecutive years of declines, public school enrollment in South Dakota is on the rise.

In Wyoming, state lawmakers have proposed installing video cameras and taping lessons to help evaluate teachers’ performance, the Christian Science Monitor reports.


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