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Morning Announcements: July 20, 2011

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July 20, 2011 04:04 pm

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The New York Times writes about a new framework for improving American science education that calls for paring the curriculum in order to focus on core ideas and teaching students more about how to approach and solve problems, rather than just memorizing factual nuggets.

Yesterday, the Common Education Data Standards Initiative released its first draft of the second stage of its core data definitions, which is intended to get state data systems talking the same language, as reported by Education Week.

A new study Chicago study finds that when given the authority, principals make dismissal decisions that put a premium on teacher effectiveness and student achievement, reports Education Next.

The New York Times reports that even as schools aim to better prepare students for a global work force, fewer than one in three American students are proficient in geography.

National Public Radio talks about a report that details Texas’s school disciplinary policies.

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