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Morning Announcements: November 23, 2011

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November 23, 2011 04:36 pm


Happy Thanksgiving! After today, we’ll be taking a short break from the announcements for a few days, but the education headlines will return on Monday, November 28. On behalf of everyone here at the Alliance, we are thankful for your support of the Alliance’s mission and for reading “High School Soup.”

The “Quick and the Ed” blog reflects on important happenings in education over the past few months and offers up thanks.

Education Week reports  that education advocates and local school officials are nervously eyeing a series of draconian cuts set to hit just about every federal program next year—including Title I, special education, and money for teacher quality—now that a bipartisan panel tasked with making recommendations for trimming the nation’s deficit has failed to reach agreement.

In its first installment of “Preparing High School Students for STEM Careers,” WKBN News (Ohio) highlights the Youngstown City Schools’ science, technology, engineering, and math program that is in its first year at Chaney High School.

The Baltimore Sun covers U.S. Secretary of Education Duncan’s recent visit to Wilde Lake High School.

The Hechinger Report raises the question: Should value-added teacher ratings be adjusted for poverty?

WAVY-TV 10 News reports that North Carolina is in line to receive a $15 million federal grant to help teachers and administrators develop high schools that offer college-level curriculum but will need to raise $1.5 million in a few short weeks in order to receive the grant.

The Baltimore school system will launch its first districtwide Saturday School initiative in December, a program promised to help remedy declining scores on state tests, writes the Baltimore Sun.

Happy Thanksgiving and see you Monday with more education news!


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