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Morning Announcements: October 19, 2010

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October 19, 2010 04:03 pm

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Morning_Announcements4 (1)Eric Hanushek, a senior fellow at Stanford’s Hoover Institution, writes “There is No ‘War on Teachers’” in a Wall Street Journal op-ed.

The Chicago Tribune editorial board finds that Illinois public schools are suffering from too little class time.

In four months, Memphis City Schools Supt. Kriner Cash expects to identify as many as 50 schools to close or consolidate next year as he cuts district expenditures and streamlines schools where enrollment has plummeted in some cases to less than half capacity, according to the Commercial Appeal.

Washington state educators are hosting a series of public meetings to gather feedback on adopting the common core state standards.

In the November issue of the Smithsonian magazine, G. Wayne Clough, Secretary of the Smithsonian, discusses the role of technology in education.

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