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Morning Announcements: January 7, 2011

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January 07, 2011 04:21 pm

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In Kentucky, a plan to pay cash bonuses of up to $7,500 a year to public school teachers in advanced science and mathematics cleared a Senate panel, despite protests from some lawmakers and members of the state teacher union.

Bloomberg News reports that civil rights advocates oppose new federal legislation that allows states to classify teaching interns as “highly qualified’’ teachers and regularly assign them to schools with mostly poor, minority students.

The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics has released a guide to try to build a bridge between its own math standards, which are widely used in schools across the country, and the math in the common standards, according to Education Week.

The Washington Post editorial board provides evidence of the success or reforms initiated by former DC public schools chancellor Michelle Rhee.

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