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Morning Round-up January 26, 2007

Colleges Regroup After Voters Ban Race Preferences NYT
Others are using many different approaches, like working with mostly minority high schools, using minority students as recruiters, and offering summer prep programs for promising students from struggling high schools.

Learning Improvements Among Head Start Children Tracked
EdWeek
Children participating in Head Start during the 2003-04 school year showed significant learning gains in vocabulary, early math skills, and early writing skills, according to the latest results of an ongoing survey.

Fairfax Resists 'No Child' Provision WaPo
The Fairfax County School Board last night defied the U.S. Department of Education -- and challenged the No Child Left Behind Act -- by declining to force thousands of immigrant students to take a federally mandated test because local educators think it is unfair.

Same-sex classes a growing trend in public schools CNN.com
Supporters say splitting students by sex minimizes distractions, helps them learn better and allows boys and girls to explore subjects they may not otherwise take.

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