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Morning Announcements: March 12, 2012

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March 12, 2012 03:42 pm

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Good Morning!

It’s a warm front throughout the country as most of the nation will be enjoying record highs and unseasonably warm temperatures for the week. Allow the Alliance the crank up the heat a little more with hot, right-of-the-presses, education news.

From the Associated Press, New York’s state senate and assembly will restore $200 million in traditional school aid by shifting it from a proposed schools incentive program. A legislative leader and a legislative official confirmed that the changes will come when they release budget resolutions today.

Education Week reports that Republican Presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney has just now added education to his campaign website that allows his platform to be available to the public. Up until now, the front-runner for the Republican presidential nomination has had a background section on his Web site that encompassed critical issues such as health care, China, trade—but not education.

According to the Philadelphia Inquirer, Pennsylvania‘s top education official says evidence of cheating by 56 schools in the city is strong. Although officials investigating the allegations declined to release the school names 53 include Philadelphia public schools and 3 charter schools.

As National Pubic Radio demonstrated, teaching the test has been taken to a whole new level. Usually, teachers prepare students in advance of standardized testing by getting them ready for what is expected to be on the exam. One school in Indiana takes that preparation a giant step further and offers a course helping students learn how to take the test.

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