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Morning Announcements: November 12, 2010

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November 12, 2010 03:26 pm

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The Washington Post editorial board discusses the lack of diversity at Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology in Virginia. Meanwhile, CBS News focuses on how young black males face difficulties in obtaining an adequate education. The story highlights a group of black males at the California Academy of Mathematics and Science in South Los Angeles that call themselves the “Nerd Herd” and are determined to earn a college degree. Check out the video

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The Houston school board voted 7-1 on Thursday to offer principals of nine academically troubled schools the potential of earning extra bonuses if they improve student performance, according to the Houston Chronicle.

The St. Louis Business Journal reviews the education documentary, Waiting for Superman, and explains the economic benefits of reducing the high school dropout rate.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that a federal program designed to help school districts avoid layoffs triggered by budget cuts didn’t save jobs in many metro Atlanta schools — at least not this year.

Many Illinois high school students are college bound but not college ready, according to the Chicago Tribune.

Al Neuharth, USA Today founder argues that it is time to make tuition free in public colleges and universities.

Louisiana ranks next to last in the South and nationally when it comes to public high school seniors earning early college credit, The Advocate reports.

According to the Salt Lake Tribune, “Utah women marry younger, have children sooner and have more of them than their peers in all other states. This demographic quirk is often cited as the reason women don’t attend college at the same rate as men, a growing cause of concern among higher-education leaders. Some fear if trends hold, Utah will lose its competitive edge.”

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