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Morning Announcements: October 19, 2011

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October 19, 2011 02:48 pm


According to U.S. News & World Report, the new No Child Left Behind legislation is facing uphill battles.

The Bakersfield Californian’s editorial board expresses that digital schools must be California’s future. In doing so, it cites an analysis from Digital Learning Now!, a project of the Foundation for Excellence in Education, and the Alliance for Excellent Education, which looks at which states are taking new approaches … and which states were lagging behind. The nation’s top laggard was California, a finding that belies the state’s reputation … for innovation.

For an Indiana school district, it’s out with textbooks and in with laptops, writes the New York Times.

Las Vegas schools hope new iPad program will boost test scores, reports the Las Vegas Sun (via Education Week).

The Republic in Columbus, Wyoming reports on a study that shows 56 percent of new students entering Wyoming community colleges are not prepared for college-level math and English courses, and 23 percent entering the University of Wyoming need help with math.

According to the Courier-Journal (Louisville), three statewide groups say a review of Kentucky state test scores shows that achievement gaps continue to hinder the state’s overall education progress.

Texas trails most other states and many developed countries in the percentage of young adults with a college degree, and demographic changes suggest the underperformance will worsen as time goes on, writes the Austin American-Statesman.


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