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Morning Announcements: July 21, 2011

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July 21, 2011 04:36 pm

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In the aftermath of the Atlanta cheating scandal and recent cheating allegations in other school districts across the country, the Washington Post’s “On Leadership” convened a roundtable on how best to approach teacher incentives in the U.S. education system. Respondent U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan indicates despite the cheating scandals, testing and teaching are not at odds.

Education Week writes about how the fallout from the debt debate could affect education.

California has more homeless students than any other state in the nation. In 2009, nearly one-third of all homeless students nationwide lived in California, according to the U.S. Department of Education; and those students are struggling academically, reports California Watch.

For homeless students who go on to college, every expense is a mountain to be climbed; the Washington Post asks readers for thoughts on how to make it work.

According to the New York Times, the advocacy group National Council on Teacher Quality is to issue a study today reporting that most student-teaching programs are seriously flawed.

Memphis delays start of school over money; mayor says city cannot pay, reports Education Week.

In response to mounting concerns, Hawaii state education officials pledged Tuesday to seek more input on a proposal to do away with one of four required high school social studies credits, according to the Honolulu Star Bulletin.

The Times-Picayune in New Orleans reports that state educators will know by November whether Louisiana’s public high school graduation rate will reach a state-mandated 80 percent by 2014.

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