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Morning Round-up January 17, 2007

Census: Kids in poverty have less parent time CNN.com
The U.S. Census Bureau report, "A Child's Day: 2003," found American children living in poverty or in single-parent homes have less interaction with their parents and are more likely to have trouble at school than youths in wealthier, two-parent homes.

Community colleges aim for more respect CSM
Fewer than half of community college students meet their educational goals, and that has a ripple effect in efforts to educate local workforces and make the United States more competitive.

Citizen Schools: An After-Hours Adventure EdWeek
Launched in Boston in 1994, the program targets what some say is an underserved population in after-school education—middle school students—through a highly structured blend of academic tutoring and mentoring.

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