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Morning Announcements: Student Privacy, Free Community College Likely Education Topics for State of the Union Address

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January 20, 2015 11:45 am

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There are two education topics that President Obama will definitely talk about during his State of the Union speech—increasing online privacy measures for schoolchildren, and providing free community college for all Americans. But what other education issues will Obama push for in tonight’s Address?  Quartz

For the first time, more than half of U.S. public school students live in low-income households, according to a new analysis from the Southern Education Foundation. The analysis finds that in 40 of the 50 states, low income students comprised no less than 40 percent of all public schoolchildren.

Chicago Public Schools are set to defy a mandate to launch a standardized exam districtwide this spring, despite the potential for sanctions that could include some loss of federal funding. The Chicago Tribune

The Council of State Governments (CSG) recently issued a brief outlining what it considers to be the top five policy issues that will face education in 2015, including State accountability and school readiness. eSchoolNews

While Tennessee students are making substantial gains on math and reading tests, they still lag behind most other states in academic achievement, according an independent report released Friday on the state of education in Tennessee. Chalkbeat TN

CSIT-In-3 (computer science and information technology in 3 years), is an intensive, accelerated computer science degree program targeted at students – especially Latino students – from the agricultural Salinas Valley helping to put them on the tech path. NPR

Proponents of computerized instruction often point out that software can give instant feedback to students. And that helps students learn more. That’s why a personal tutor can be so powerful. Education by the Numbers – The Hechinger Report

Educators literally have a “world of knowledge and resources” at their fingertips, as one director of curriculum and instructional technology declared in response to THE Journal’s national survey.

It turns out that college students are being well-prepared for their future careers — at least in their own minds, according to a survey by the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AACU. Inside Higher Ed

 

 

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