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Morning Announcements: November 15, 2010

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November 15, 2010 02:04 pm


MorningCaroline Novak, president of A+ Education Partnership, calls for Alabama to adopt the common core state standards in an op-ed in the Montgomery Advertiser.

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel explains why grading teachers is no easy assignment.

The Hattiesburg American reports on six Mississippi districts that will participate in a pilot program designed to give students options other than the traditional four-year track to a diploma.

An article in The Southern(Illinois) recommends older Americans volunteering in our nation’s schools in order to encourage interaction between generations.

Georgia is joining a national movement toward less school testing after years of swamping students with multiple standardized exams, particularly in high school, according to the Augusta Chronicle.

In Indiana, Gov. Daniels proposes paying Indiana high school students who graduate early.

The St. Louis Beacon and the Berkeley Beacon, Emerson College’s student newspaper, review the education documentary Waiting for Superman.

According to the Plain Dealer, some Ohio schools quit Race to the Top as political sparring threatens the program.

Ohio’s high-school graduating class in 2014-15 is expected to be 10 percent smaller than in 2008-09, reversing a decade-long upward trend, according to various enrollment projections. The Columbus Dispatch reports that Ohio colleges are preparing for this demographic shift.

In Washington state, the state board of education approves new graduation rules and the Seattle Times reports that because the ideas of the state Board of Education require money and approval from the Legislature, it may be a while until these initiatives affect students.

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