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Morning Announcements: September 20, 2010

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September 20, 2010 03:37 pm


Morning_AnnouncementsThe Wall Street Journal exams the “divide between the fortunes of Americans with college degrees and those without.”

Providence Journal education columnist Julia Steiny writes about the reasoning behind the Common Core State Standard Initiative.

At least 35,000 Indiana middle school and high school students will get online math tutoring as part of a state education department pilot program, according to the Norwest Indiana Times.

In her column “The Answer Sheet” Washington Post reporter Valerie Strauss posts a letter from a 16 year old veteran teacher to California Governor Schwarzenegger about what he believes should be included in teacher evaluations.

In an op-ed in the New York Times, Susan Engel, director of the teaching program at Williams College., suggests that “we should come up with assessments that truly measure the qualities of well-educated children: the ability to understand what they read; an interest in using books to gain knowledge; the capacity to know when a problem calls for mathematics and quantification; the agility to move from concrete examples to abstract principles and back again; the ability to think about a situation in several different ways; and a dynamic working knowledge of the society in which they live. “

In an interview with Education Week reporter Dakarai I. Aarons, Michelle Rhee reflects on her tenure as chancellor of DC Public Schools.


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