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Morning Announcements: November 3, 2010

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November 03, 2010 04:01 pm

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Morning_Announcements3Republican candidates for governor raced to victory, after campaigning on traditional conservative platforms that emphasized a return to local control over education and resistance to what they regarded as state and federal overreach in schools, Education Week reports. In state school superintendents’ contests, GOP candidates also fared well.

Inside Higher Ed writes about the shift in the statehouses after the mid-term elections and how it could impact higher education.

School leaders in Baltimore have mounted an offensive over the past three years to keep more students in school and on track, according to Education Week and last month, news came that the effort has produced a welcome dividend: Black male students are driving a marked increase in the district’s graduation rate and a decrease in its dropout rate, and showing improvement at a faster clip than the rest of the system.

USA Today examines a new teaching licensing system being tested in 19 states that includes filming student teachers in their classroom and evaluating the video. Candidates must also show they can prepare a lesson, tailor it to different levels of students and present it effectively.

Check out what Former education secretary Margaret Spelling has to say about No Child Left Behind and the similarities between the education goals of the Bush and Obama administrations in this video interview from the Washington Post.

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