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Morning Round-up January 12, 2006

New score for young city musicians CSM
The federal No Child Left Behind law identifies the arts as a core subject, but so far it's only holding schools accountable for reading, math, and science. Berklee College of Music, Carnegie Hall and the Juliard School are reaching out to offer free education.

Report: Broader Skills Best for College Grads EdWeek
As the federal government begins to nudge the higher education system toward greater accountability for student learning, a report outlines the skills college graduates need to be successful in the global economy.

Study: Testing keeping some teachers from using news as much in class AP
A Harvard University study says 75 percent of the teachers they surveyed have cut back on current events. They blame a lack of time on preparations for standardized tests required under the federal No Child Left Behind Law.

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