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Morning Announcements: March 29, 2011

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March 29, 2011 04:22 pm

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A group of civil rights and advocacy organizations are calling to keep subgroup mandates in the reauthorization of ESEA, Education Week reports. The Alliance for Excellent Education was among the signers of the letter that was sent to U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and lawmakers overseeing reauthorization on Capitol Hill.

Ed Week also reports that some Race to the Top winners are scaling back on ambitious plans and deadlines.

And on the Curriculum Matters blog, Catherine Gewertz reports that a group of school districts in California isn’t waiting around for the state to build curriculum frameworks aligned with the common core state standards.

The Oregonian reports that rural districts in the state are sending more high school graduates to college, despite the rougher road. Also in Oregon, the Statesman Journal reports on the Alliance’s recent report on education and the economy.

A higher percentage of struggling high school seniors passed New Jersey’s alternate high school graduation exam in December, compared to the previous year, according to the Star Ledger.

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