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Morning Announcements: NY Gov. Cuomo Champions College Classes for Inmates

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March 11, 2014 10:15 am

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California Attorney General Kamala Harris and a small group of lawmakers introduced an anti-truancy bill package this week. The Sacramento Bee

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is fighting to reinstate taxpayer-funded college classes for prison inmates, a program that was defunded in the 1990s. The move has prompted debates over higher education in state prisons. NPR

Prince George’s County in Maryland will hold two information sessions for parents on the school district’s dual enrollment program, which would allow high school students to enroll in college-level courses. The Washington Post

An increasing push for parents to “opt-out” from standardized testing – that is, keep their child from taking the tests – is one way to get lawmakers’ attention, some believe. Education Week

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