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Morning Announcements: October 4, 2010

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October 04, 2010 04:08 pm

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Morning_AnnouncementsReaching out to big business, President Barack Obama is set to announce a new program that links top companies with community colleges in hopes of ramping up America’s job skills, the Associated Press report.

Michael Levine, the Executive Director of the Joan Ganz Conney Center, reviews Waiting for Superman in The Huffington Post. And you can read another review of the documentary in the Dallas South News.

In South Dakota, the state Education Department is collaborating with teachers, school administrators and others to take a new approach to improving academic achievement and graduation rates among American Indian students, who as a group lag behind the state’s non-Indian students, according to the Rapid City Journal.

In Georgia, state education officials are reviving a debate about whether to toss the current graduation test and instead require students to pass end-of-course tests in each subject as they go through their high school years, according to The Augusta Chronicle.

The State reports that South Carolina has flipped the switch on the first phase of a new student information system that officials say takes a quantum leap in technology that can track students’ progress and find ways to improve instruction.

The Phi Delta Kappan asks, “Incompetent Teachers or Dysfunctional Systems”?

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