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Morning Announcements: September 13, 2010

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September 13, 2010 04:12 pm

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Morning_AnnouncementsOver the weekend, volunteers and VIPs participated in a dropout recovery program in Houston, Texas and convinced 75 students to return to school.

An extra reading class instead of a regular elective can boost reading comprehension, GPA, course credits and even state reading and math scores for students who enter freshman year reading several grade levels behind, according to a study conducted by MDRC. Read more in Education Week’s Inside School Research blog.

The Washington Post reports that on Friday, DC school officials unveiled a plan that would allow teachers to qualify for performance-based pay increases. The programs are voluntary and teachers who chose to participate would give up certain job protections.

Anthony Carnevale, director of the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce (Center) and Nicole Smith, senior economist at the Center co-author a piece about job projections and the college degree shortfall in the New England states in The New England Journal of Higher Education.

The Dayton Business Journal explains how education is key to the future of the region.

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