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Morning Announcements: September 27, 2010

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September 27, 2010 04:31 pm


Morning_AnnouncementsFederal authorities are investigating whether Atlanta Public Schools committed fraud by illicitly boosting scores on standardized tests, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

In his column Class Struggle, Jay Matthews writes about how to make teacher salaries look better.

The Post and Courier in South Carolina asks, “While the [Charleston County] school district has been quick to honor top-ranked educators, has it done enough about teachers at the other end of the scale?”

Julia Steiny of the Providence Journal details how administrators and teachers at North Providence High School got to know their students better.

According to the Des Moines Register, Iowa is on the verge of its biggest wave of school mergers in 15 years as more districts trade hometown identity for more financial security.

The Honolulu Star Bulletin reports, “Teach for America, the competitive national program that recruits top-notch college graduates to teach in public schools, has more than quadrupled its Hawaii ranks since starting in the islands in 2006 and is looking to expand further at a time when the state needs more highly qualified teachers in hard-to-staff areas.”

The Star-Ledger (NJ) editorial board writes, “Teacher data is useless without uniform state standards”.


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