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Morning Announcements: May 10, 2011

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May 10, 2011 03:01 pm

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In an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal, Joel Klein, the CEO of News Corporation’s educational division and former chancellor of New York City public schools, writes, “When I demanded reform as chancellor, I was regularly told by friends and foes alike that impatience is immature, challenging the educational establishment is a losing strategy, collaboration is necessary, and controversy is bad. It was bad advice, typical of the status-quo thinking that dominates American education.”

Education Week reports on a new study finding that students’ achievement and relationships with educators may play more of a role in school safety than the neighborhood crime rate.

As a result of a lawsuit settlement that bars schools and their affiliates from charging students fees for such programs as sports teams, musical ensembles and cheer squads, California education officials are bracing for a dramatic shift in how extracurricular activities are funded.

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