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Morning Round-up February 27, 2007

Little Rock school case ends, 50 years after desegregation crisis LAT
A judge in one of the nation's longest-running school desegregation cases released the Little Rock district from federal supervision Friday, nearly 50 years after President Eisenhower sent in troops to escort nine black students into all-white Central High.

Demand for English Lessons Outstrips Supply NYT
A survey last year by the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials found that in 12 states, 60 percent of the free English programs had waiting lists, ranging from a few months in Colorado and Nevada to as long as two years in New Mexico and Massachusetts, where the statewide list has about 16,000 names.

Massachusetts leading national effort for longer school days AP
The school, which serves mostly poor, minority students, is one of 10 in the state experimenting with a longer day as part of a $6.5 million program.

Open access to public TV content sought eSchool News
The Association of Public Television Stations has called for the creation of an "American Archive" that aims to preserve public TV programming so that students and teachers can tap into the programs for educational purposes.

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