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Morning Announcements: May 11, 2011

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May 11, 2011 05:10 pm

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KOTA-TV takes a look at the college remediation in South Dakota and talks with student at South Dakota School of Mines and Technology to get his perspective.

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In Education Week, Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) discusses the need for K-12 comprehensive literacy plans and her newly introduced LEARN Act writing, “As a former preschool teacher and school board member, I know that if students don’t have a strong foundation in reading and writing, there is very little else we can do to help them succeed in the modern world. Literacy needs to come first, and it needs to get the strong and consistent support from the federal government that it deserves.”

More than 50 cities have entered the CEOs for Cities competition designed to increase the number of local residents with a college degree by 2013, the Associated Press reports.

The New York Times reports on Mayor Michael Bloomberg announcement last Friday that 4,100 NYC teachers are scheduled to laid off and the state’s law dictating that the last teachers hired must be the first let go with few exceptions.

Education Week asks which teachers get recruited for summer school, and how well does their instruction align to the knowledge and skills children need to master?

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