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Morning Announcements: November 11, 2010

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November 11, 2010 03:37 pm


Morning_Announcements6The Chicago Tribune editorial board writes about the lowest performing schools in Illinois and the need to reauthorize No Child Left Behind: “We’ve strongly supported the goals of No Child. But these latest scores reveal more than faltering schools. They expose a law that needs an overhaul to be more effective.”

Education Week reports on the Obama administration’s National Education Technology Plan that was released Tuesday. As part of the action plan, U.S. Department of Education intends to pay for research to study online professional-collaboration communities for teachers and other educators.

New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof explains the state of education in Pakistan, writing, “One reason Pakistan is sometimes called the most dangerous country in the world is this: a kindergarten child in this country has only a 1 percent chance of reaching the 12th grade, according to the Pakistan Education Task Force, an official panel.”

In Georgia, the state Board of Education is moving ahead with plans to phase out high school graduation tests for juniors and rely on end-of-course exams to determine if students are diploma-ready, the Atlanta Journal Constitution reports.

In Wisconsin, three colleges test the Teacher Performance Assessment Program, a new licensing system that includes filming student teachers in their classroom and evaluating the video.

The Washington Post editorial board explains how Maryland lawmakers could be jeopardizing $250 million in Race to the Top money.

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