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Morning Announcements: July 20, 2010

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July 20, 2010 02:31 pm

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Morning_AnnouncementsA U.S. House of Representative panel decides to extend the Race to Top program for an additional year. Education Week reports, “Although the subcommittee’s move is an important first step, it is unclear whether the Race to the Top extension will make it into the final spending bill.”

Illinois education officials cancel state writing test for elementary and junior high students at a chance to save $3.5 million this year.

According to Inside Higher Ed, The Council of Chief State School Officers and the State Higher Education Executive Officers conducted their first-ever joint meeting last Friday to discuss the bridge from K-12 to higher education, common standards, and other issues.

Support for common core state standards grows in Massachusetts.

Maine shifts to the “cohort method” for calculating graduation rates, in accordance with No Child Left Behind, and finds that their graduations rates dipped between the 2007-08 and 2008-09 school years.

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