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Morning Announcements: June 21, 2011

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June 21, 2011 03:38 pm

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Education Week reports, “Right on the heels of Secretary of Education Arne Duncan’s announcement that it might be time to consider, maybe, possibly offering a package of waivers to states on aspects of the No Child Left Behind Act, 40 states and the District of Columbia have announced a new accountability road map.”

The Los Angeles Times covers a new College Board report finding that young black and Latino men lag behind their contemporaries in nearly every measure of educational attainment, with many failing to attend college or earn degrees and large numbers facing the prospect of unemployment or incarceration.

California Watch reports on a new study that months-long summer vacations disproportionately affects low-income students, whose parents often can’t afford to send their children to private summer programs, which typically cost hundreds of dollars per week.

The Colorado Department of Education is now looking to partner with nine of the state’s lowest performing schools to implement new interventions that will get students on track when they begin to fall behind, according to the Denver Post.

The Courier-Journal reports, Kentucky is seeking to become the first state in the nation to use its statewide accountability system to determine whether schools are meeting the requirements of the federal No Child Left Behind law.

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