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Morning Announcements: November 22, 2011

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November 22, 2011 04:20 pm

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The Huffington Post reports on a story of a Dallas elementary school that was given “exemplary” status for academic achievement only taught its third graders reading and math last year, and fabricated scores for every student in other subjects like social studies and science.

As the poorest U.S. city, Reading, PA also struggles with high dropout rates in its schools. Watch the latest edition to PBS NewsHour’s “American Graduate” series.

The Huffington Post reports on a new report from Stanford University that shows a dramatic illustration of the impact of income inequality on how children do in school, the achievement gap between children from high- and low-income families is far higher than the achievement gap between black and white students.

A video contest for Texas panhandle students aims to keep teens in school, reports the Associated Press.

According to the Pittsburgh Tribune, Pennsylvania voters think the state should increase its funding for school districts, but they don’t want tax dollars to fund private education.

The New Mexico Public Education Department is getting nearly half a million dollars from the Daniels Fund to create a mentorship program to help the state’s 40 lowest-performing schools, reports the Daily Times (Farmington, New Mexico).

The Associated Press reports on a partnership between Metro Nashville Schools and the Nashville Public Library that is making it easier for middle and high school students to access books and other educational material.

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