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Morning Announcements: October 5, 2010

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October 05, 2010 03:34 pm

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In the Science section of the New York Times, reporter Natalie Angier picks a bone with “the odious and increasingly pervasive term ‘STEM education.’”

In the New Yorker, Joel Klein responds to a story written last week by Nicholas Lemann on how things aren’t so bad in American public education. Robert Rothman, policy fellow at the Alliance, also thought Lemann’s story required a response and posted his thoughts on Lemann’s story here last week.

A special report in eSchoolNews discusses the student learning possibilities available in an interactive math classroom, writing, “technology can breathe life into abstract concepts.”

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has vetoed legislation that would allow school districts to water down requirements for foreign language and art education in high schools, according to the San Jose Mercury News.

In Indiana, the state Department of Education is touting a new “parents pledge” it hopes will increase parent involvement in schools.

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