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Morning Announcements: March 4, 2011

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March 04, 2011 04:01 pm

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In an op-ed in the Miami Herald, US Secretary of Education Arne Duncan writes, “Turning around a struggling school is some of the toughest work in education. Experience shows that effective turnarounds require strong leadership and the flexibility to recruit staff with special skills and commitment. Not every teacher or principal wants or should be in this demanding environment. But extraordinary principals and teachers who choose to work in turnaround schools deserve our full support and commitment. The administration is supporting an array of bold options to help the children trapped in America’s lowest-performing schools. ‘More of the same’ is not one of them. “

The New York Times covers how the City University of New York is spending much of its energy and resources just teaching new students what they need to begin taking college-level courses.

Stateline reporter David Harrison reports on how virtual education is spreading across the country.

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