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Morning Announcements: May 19, 2014

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May 19, 2014 11:50 am

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Brown Decision at 60: A Look at Education Inequity abcNews
Saturday mark[ed] the 60th anniversary of the landmark Brown v. Board of Education decision. Many inequities in education still exist for black students and for Hispanics, a population that has grown exponentially since the 1954 ruling.

High School Gym Classes Get a 21st-Century Makeover USNews & World Report High School Notes blog
These high schools use technology and the outdoors to encourage students to be more active.

Why Education Is The Most Important Revolution Of Our Time NPR
Learning is something people, like other animals, do whenever our eyes are open. Education, though, is uniquely human, and right now it’s at an unusual point of flux.

Rural Schools Increasingly Diverse, Low-Income
The nation’s rural schools are growing in enrollment and serving increasing numbers of low-income, minority, and special education students, according to a new report released Monday. “Why Rural Matters,” the seventh biennial report by the Rural School and Community Trust, examined education, socioeconomic factors, funding, and policy data from each state during the 2010-11 school year.

Opposing Visions for Education on View in State Superintendent Race Los Angeles Times
In next month’s contest to lead the state’s public schools, the two front-runners represent opposing forces within education over how best to improve student achievement.

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