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Morning Announcements: October 13, 2010

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October 13, 2010 03:46 pm

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Morning_Announcements4 (1)The big news today in Washington: DC School Chancellor Michelle Rhee is resigning at the end of this month. The Washington Post covered this story extensively with a cover story on her resignation, another story on Rhee’s unfinished business, a column by Robert McCartney on presumptive mayor-elect Vincent C. Gray’s next moves in education, and a live chat on the issue moderated by education reporter Bill Turque.

In the Letters to the Editor section, a number of Washington Post readers also responded to the manifesto by Rhee, Klein and other education leaders published on Sunday.

The future of charter schools in Georgia rests in the hands of the state Supreme Court as it considers a case that could affect choice for parents and unravel a network of schools, the Atlanta Journal Constitution reports.

In Kansas, reading and math scores have improved drastically in the past decade. According to test results released yesterday in Topeka, overall reading scores have gone from 59.2 percent proficient or better in 2000 to 86.3 percent this year.

According to the Providence Journal, about 15 percent of the teachers at Central Falls High School have been absent in recent weeks, a negative trend that threatens the ambitious transformation plan of the struggling school.

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