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Morning Announcements: July 28, 2010

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July 28, 2010 04:15 pm

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A flurry of stories today on state’s reactions to the announcement of the Race to the Top finalists. The Christian Science Monitor points out that, “Perhaps the biggest surprise on that list is Arizona, which, in Round 1 of the competition, finished 40th out of 41 applicants.”

After Michigan failed to make the cut, teacher union leaders wonder if the state should repeal some of the education reforms that were a part of the Race to the Top application.

The New York Times take a look at a new study, presented at an academic conference in Massachusetts, that follows the long term impact of quality teachers and class size on student learning and success.

The Miami Herald reports that Florida is the latest state to adopt common standards. According to our count, a total of 29 states plus the District of Columbia have now adopted or provisionally adopted the common core state standards.

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