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Morning Announcements: July 13, 2010

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July 13, 2010 04:02 pm

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Morning_AnnouncementsThe Asbury Park Press reports that New Jersey is facing high level teacher retirements, nearly double the rate of previous years. Teacher shortages are one of the three major challenges facing education as discussed in the Alliance’s recent paper, The Online Learning Imperative: A Solution to Three Looming Crises in Education.

The US Department of Education announced yesterday that Massachusetts will receive $58.7 million in federal funding to help turn around the state’s lowest performing schools. The funding is part of the $3.5 billion in federal stimulus dollars that the Obama administration is distributing to states to address failing schools. The funds were distributed through the School Improvement Grants program, which was the subject of a recent Alliance webinar.

The Washington Post reports on the Gates Foundation’s expanding role in education reform.

Yesterday a panel of experts convened by the National Research Council released a draft conceptual framework outlining the next generation of science standards in K-12 education.

In the midst of continued education cuts, Los Angles public schools get creative in how to earn additional cash.

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