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Morning Announcements: March 28, 2012

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March 28, 2012 04:40 pm

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Wednesday is here and as usual we provide you with a mid-week boost with some riveting educational news. Enjoy!

American University Radio sheds light on the impact dropping out of high school causes for many youth as they struggle economically. The Alliance has already offered data on the disparities between high school graduates and dropout in terms of lifetime income and salaries. American University introduces to you to students who are attempting to get the lives back on track through dropout recovery schools.

American University Radio also delves into the connection, and sometimes disconnect, between school and home. Reporters travel with a truancy counselor in the Washington D.C metropolitan area as he reaches out to parents and their children at the homes to instill the importance for attending school.

The New York Times reports that after years of painful cuts and threats of teacher layoffs, New York City officials have laid out a decidedly more optimistic portrait of financing for city schools next year. Officials say they expect that principals will have enough money in their budgets to retain most of their teachers and other school employees.

Education Week offers you an insight on exactly what is-and isn’t- happening in Congress. This week, chief state school officers from all over the country came up to Washington this week to hear lawmakers explain why one of their top federal priorities, reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, as opposed to just waivers from the U.S. Department of Education, won’t get done this year.

 

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