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Morning Announcements June 11, 2014

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June 11, 2014 12:03 pm

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Alliance President reminds the public what really motivated Common Core Proponents:

In a blog post for The Huffington Post, Bob Wise, president of the Alliance for Excellent Education and former governor of West Virginia stresses that correcting inadequate state standards for education by adopting the Common Core is the fundamental motivation for proponents – not funding from the Gates Foundation

The Alliance is all for celebrating innovative teaching and learning with technology through Digital Learning Day. But how can students and teachers be expected to connect and learn if they can’t even connect to the internet? Federal Communication Commission chairman Tom Wheeler is slated to present a proposal for changing Wi-Fi accessibility in schools: The New York Times

California court ruled June 10 that current tenure and seniority teacher practices in the state are unconstitutional – denying predominantly low-income, minority students access to competent instructors in the classroom. The ruling could have major impact on Equity in Education nationwide: The LA Times

The No Child Left Behind Act brought up the question of accountability for education standards across the U.S. But Dennis Van Roekel, President of the National Education Association, says that accountability is flawed and more focus should be given to such accountability measures as college and career readiness: The Huffington Post

Changes to the ACT college entrance exam will roll out for students in spring 2015, and officials say the minor tweaks are expected to have a major impact on measuring students’ progress towards post high school success:  U.S. News & World Report

Director of Education for The Gates Foundation calls for a two-year moratorium on states or school districts to better prepare teachers for developing lessons and being adequately trained in order to align themselves with the new standards:  The New York Times

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