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Morning Announcements: January 28, 2011

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January 28, 2011 02:08 pm


ESEA Renewal May See New Momentum according to Education Week reporter Alyson Klein. She writes, “Education leaders in Congress are signaling that they’re prepared to collaborate with the White House on a long-stalled reauthorization of the main federal law for K-12 education, after President Barack Obama sought to move education back to the top of the national agenda in his State of the Union address this week.”

The Detroit News tells the story of Sultan Jennings and his successful journey through the Detroit Public School system.

Washington Post columnist Valerie Strauss explains how one Ohio school district is using online learning to combat snow days.

Education officials are worried that tougher times are ahead because Alabama’s new governor is asking how their schools and colleges would be hit by a 3 percent budget cut this year and 10 percent drop in funding next year, according to the Montgomery Advertiser.

Georgia schools Superintendent John Barge is predicting that the state’s high school graduation rate will likely plummet by at least 10 percentage points this year because of a new federally mandated calculation, according to the Associated Press.


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