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Morning Round-up February 16, 2007

A School District With Low Taxes and No Schools NYT
A loophole in Arizona law allowed for Patrick Flynn to create a school district with no schools to avoid paying higher property taxes on million dollars homes.

Flu outbreak closes three schools in North Carolina
Three schools closed until Monday because of an outbreak of flu-like symptoms after attendance dropped 20 percent. The closings were recommended to give the students a break to get to the doctor and stop spreading the germs.

Rhode Island launches first statewide curriculum Boston Globe
These step-by-step lesson plans, available to the public on a newly opened Web site, are designed to help teachers in schools that can face sanctions or even lose funding if students don't make adequate progress on annual tests.

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