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Morning Announcements: October 21, 2010

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October 21, 2010 03:48 pm

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Morning_Announcements6Yesterday the New York City school system announced that it will release the ratings for nearly 12 thousand teachers based on student test scores, the Los Angeles Times reports. This comes on the heels of a Los Angeles Times series in August that analyzed 6,000 elementary school teachers’ effectiveness in raising students’ math and English scores. It was the first time such data had been made public.

A new report provides evidence for those who believe that applying to college early in the academic year — or, more specifically, submitting applications under binding early-decision programs — increases the likelihood of acceptance, according to the New York Times.

Ray Oney, a tribal administrator for a village in Alaska, asks for public support for a proposition that would improve rural schools in an op-ed in the Anchorage Daily News.

The newly capped Promise Scholarship no longer covers full tuition costs at eight of West Virginia’s 10 public four-year colleges and universities, the Charleston Daily Mail reports.

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