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Morning Announcements: March 16, 2011

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March 16, 2011 03:03 pm


The Atlanta Journal Constitution discusses how to grow and retain the very best teachers, citing a newly released report from the Alliance for Excellent Education.

The New York Times writes about a new report calling for United States to raise teaching profession by recruiting more qualified candidates, training them better and paying them more.

An independent task force is urging the body overseeing national-board certification to consider standardized-test scores, alongside other measures of student-learning growth, among the sources of evidence used to award teachers the prestigious advanced credential, Education Week reports.

The Denver Post reports that Colorado lawmakers are urging the US Secretary of Education Arne Duncan to revamp No Child Left Behind.

Pennsylvania releases new graduation rates using a new graduation calculation method that represents the percentage of students who finish high school in four years based on the year in which they start in ninth grade.


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