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Morning Announcements: March 25, 2011

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March 25, 2011 02:02 pm

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In an op-ed in the Washington Post, Senator Michael Bennet (CO) discusses four key strategies for improving No Child Left Behind, and writes, “With NCLB, Congress has the chance to begin the hard work of fulfilling the promise that children across this country believe we’ve already made to them.”

A nation of dropouts is shaking Europe, according to the Wall Street Journal. Reporter Charles Forelle writes, “The state of Portuguese education says a lot about why a rescue is likely to be needed, and why one would be costly and difficult. Put simply, Portugal must generate enough long-term economic growth to pay off its large debts. An unskilled work force makes that hard…Just 28% of the Portuguese population between 25 and 64 has completed high school. The figure is 85% in Germany, 91% in the Czech Republic and 89% in the U.S.”

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