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Morning Announcements: June 9, 2011

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June 09, 2011 04:07 pm

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Yesterday, President Obama visited Northern  Virginia Community College to discuss a $2 billion program aimed at tailoring classes to match the needs of manufacturing companies, according to the New York Times. The effort, supported by the National Association of Manufacturers, aims to train half a million community college students for manufacturing jobs over the next five years, to help offset the retirement of 2.7 million older workers over the next decade or so.

At Henry Ford Early College in Dearborn, Mich., students get a diploma, a degree, and a leg up on a job in the local health industry, Education Week reports.

In his School of Thought blog on TIME Magazine’s site, Andrew Rotherham asks Are These End Times for Charter Schools?

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