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Morning Announcements: Obama Announced Winners of Federal Grant to Prepare Students for the Workforce

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April 08, 2014 10:27 am

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Yesterday, President Obama announced the winners of a federal grant designed to help schools and districts prepare students to meet the demands of the workforce. Los Angeles United School District (LAUSD) took home an award for their linked learning program; they were one of 24 winners who will share $107 million. The New York Times

“Student data has always been collected for internal use, or to satisfy specific state requirements, so going above and beyond that is scary territory. How will schools find the manpower for the extra steps of sharing, and analyzing? Who will be in charge of storing the data? What about student privacy?” Huffington Post

Thomas Jefferson High in Virginia is empty today; students are participating in a “telelearn” day where they learn from a school website at home. The Washington Post

There’s conflict between a group of US Senators and the US Department of Education over how federal funds are being spent and will be spent to advocate for the Common Core State Standards. Politics K-12

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