Morning Announcements: September 23, 2010
September 23, 2010 03:36 pm
The New Times in Connecticut takes a look at the Latino Scholarship Fund which provides role models of successful Latinos and financial and emotional support to those who want to pursue an education beyond high school.
According to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, school funds don’t match teacher layoffs and districts that didn’t take hits are looking for ways to spend federal job money.
California’s $34 million student database system is a year behind schedule, the Sacramento Bee reports. “Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has threatened to pull the plug if the new system can’t reliably relay data by the end of the year. The failed California Longitudinal Pupil Achievement Data System is cited as a key reason why the state has twice failed to qualify for hundreds of millions of dollars in federal Race to the Top funds.”
The Black Voice News writes about the high school dropout crises and opens up their story with a 15-year old named Tevon who thinks “School ain’t for me. I’ve been failing since I was in the sixth grade.”