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Morning Announcements: October 1, 2010

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October 01, 2010 04:14 pm

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Morning_AnnouncementsThe Baltimore Sun reports, “An innovative new contract would enable Baltimore teachers who are effective and ambitious to move quickly through the ranks and earn up to $100,000 a year, as well as give teachers more input on working conditions in their schools.”

According to data released yesterday by the Virginia Department of Education, 85.5 percent of the 98,027 students who entered the ninth grade during the 2006-07 school year graduated within four years. That’s an increase of 2.2 percentage points from last year.

The Oklahoman editorial board writes, “It will take time, perhaps many generations, but if Oklahoma is to narrow the historical divide between the “haves” and the “have nots” and begin seeing improvement in its woeful national standings in so many public health categories, the message must remain constant: Stay in school, the longer the better.”

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