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Morning Announcements: March 15, 2012

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March 15, 2012 03:59 pm


Good Morning! The heat wave continues throughout the country so fold up your newspaper. It makes a really good fan. Instead, get caught up in education news with the announcements below!

Despite dozens of allegations of neglect and sexual abuse over the years, the Associated Press reports it has obtained documents indicating that the U.S. State Department has scrapped a plan to require FBI-based fingerprint searches for people hosting foreign high school exchange students.

According to USA Today, grieving kids says schools could be better at helping them heal. “The reality is that most educators have no training specifically directed at how to help students who are grieving,” says one expert.

The Huffington Post reports that dozens of teachers, students and administrators flooded a Board of Education meeting in San Francisco to protest the flood of pink slips issued to over 485 teachers and support staff at almost every school in the San Francisco Unified School District. They want to know why certain teachers were shielded from massive layoffs.

Formal training of the principals and other observers conducting teacher evaluations is a complex, necessary, and often overlooked component of the system according to TeacherBeat. It can be so difficult that administrators develop a test anxiety of their own.



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