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Morning Announcements: September 9, 2010

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September 09, 2010 03:01 pm

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Morning_AnnouncementsThe Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation plans to invest up to $250 million over the next eight years to develop “next-generation instructional tools” that will help states and districts implement the common core state standards, the foundation said in its annual report.

Some charter schools are struggling to tap into the federal money provided by the Education Jobs Fund bill because their teachers are employees of a charter management organization or an educational management organization, not a school district according to Education Week.

According to the Sacramento Bee, California charter schools are growing in popularity.

When every teacher is rated ‘great,’ students suffer, according to the USA Today editorial board. Click here to read the opposing view by A.J. Duffy, president of United Teachers Los Angeles.

In today’s Wall Street Journal, columnist William McGurn writes, “When it comes to shaking up the status quo, however, the most potent education reform may be the one that’s too often considered a side issue: pension reform.”

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