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Morning Round-up January 30, 2007

States tackle global competitiveness eSchool News
From increasing the rigor of the high school curriculum, to focusing more attention on math, science, and technology instruction, many U.S. governors this year have proposed new education programs that aim to raise high school graduation rates and better prepare students for success in the 21st century.

Public schools group jeers privatization
Washington Times
Today, NSBA members will walk the halls of Congress, lobbying for more funding and flexibility to help teachers meet the law's tough standards for testing students and making progress.

Staff Is Reeling After Bold Move
WaPo
Every staff member -- from custodians to the principal -- must reapply to stay in his or her job, an action called "zero-basing."

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