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Morning Announcements: March 15, 2011

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March 15, 2011 01:57 pm

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The New York Times and Education Week report on President Obama’s speech yesterday at Kenmore Middle School in Virginia and his call for Congress to fix No Child Left Behind before the start of the next school year.

Georgia state board voted to let districts ditch integrated math as the required curriculum and choose the approach they deem best, according to the Atlanta Journal Constitution.

The American Council on Education and Pearson, a major education and testing company, are starting a partnership to design and deliver a computer-based G.E.D. test, aligned with the Common Core State Standards, the New York Times reports.

In an op-ed in the New York Times, Susan Engel, describes the Independent Project, an initiative where students design and run their own school within a school. On student described the project saying, “I did well before. But I had forgotten what I actually like doing.”

In the Education Week blog, Leading from the Classroom, Patrick Ledesma discusses a recently released National Board for Professional Teaching Standards report and his involvement in a recent webinar.

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