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Morning announcements: October 25, 2012

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October 25, 2012 03:11 pm

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DC school enrollment has long been on the decline, but that trend is finally changing. This fall, the number of students enrolled in public and public charter schools rose more than five percent. The majority of the gain is in charter schools. Washington Post

Several states are looking to provide public school students with computers to increase learning. Both Idaho and Hawaii are currently trying to secure funding. Ventura County Star & Idaho Statesman

With the election quickly approaching, there’s not much more time to convince undecided voters of why to vote and for whom to vote. The federal government has an increasing amount of influence in education policy. Here’s where the candidates stand on education and why the topic matters in this election. Huffington Post

If Obama wins a second term, what will his administration look like on education policy in the next four years? Yesterday, his campaign announced next steps for education, including cutting college tuition, strengthening public schools, expanding No Child Left Behind (NCLB) waivers and more. Politics K-12

Do you often ask Siri for directions or to schedule meetings and social commitments for you? Have you integrated the iPhone’s feature into your daily life? Siri’s benefits may extend beyond personal use… into the classroom! One teacher shares the benefits of utilizing Siri in the classroom. Power Learning Practice Network

One way to increase students’ writing skills would be to encourage one-on-one teacher-student editing sessions. It would be time consuming, but the rewards may be worth it. Washington Post

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