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Morning Announcements June 13, 2014

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June 13, 2014 11:49 am

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Sec. Duncan questions one state’s CCSS decision,  White House rolls out tech hub


U.S Secretary of Education Arne Duncan criticizes South Carolina for ‘dumbing down standards’ and setting the bar too low for students after state officials back out of adopting the Common Core State Standards:  The Post and Courier

The White House today is expected to launch a new online hub connecting technology companies with schools as part of President Obama’s “ConnectED” initiative for K-12 learning. While you’re reading that, check out the Alliance’s own tech-based initiative  Digital Learning Day.

Schools in California are bridging the digital gap by increasing online learning as they introduce students to the newly implemented Common Core State Standards – The Hechinger Report

More technology based learning in the classroom could greatly help students and teachers in Louisiana after a survey reveals tech shortcomings: The Times Picayune

Data has the power to transform a student’s learning experience. As the advent of more and more data in schools continues, educators should carefully consider ways to protect it: ESchoolNews

A family’s economic standing is known to have great impact on a student’s academic success – but did you know that impact can start as early as Kindergarten? The Huffington Post

Is Vergara vs. California this generation’s Brown vs. The Board? NPR’s TELL ME MORE discusses why and why not:

How will teachers unions handle the outcome of California’s historic decision on tenure? Politico

The New Teacher Project says teachers need not fear the verdict of Vergara vs. California The Huffington Post

Shanghai’s repeat number one ranking on the Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) could shed light on ways to improve teaching in the United States: The Washington Post

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