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Morning Announcements: September 10, 2010

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September 10, 2010 03:21 pm

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Morning_AnnouncementsMore than 40 percent of Chicago’s public high schools are failing, according to the Chicago Tribune and Chicago Public Schools’ internal documents.

In California, a civil liberties group is suing the state over charges incurred by public school students to use textbooks or take required tests or courses. The group is arguing that the state has failed to protect the right to a free public education. Read more in a story in today’s New York Times.

According to the latest results of a teaching licensing exam in Connecticut, colleges and universities that train new teachers are producing too many graduates who don’t know how to teach children to read.

More than one-third of Massachusetts students evaluated during the 2008-2009 school year were overweight or obese, according to a report released yesterday.

Yesterday, the Department of Education recognized 304 schools as 2010 National Blue Ribbon Schools.

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