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Morning Round-up February 28, 2007

State poised to OK school for Chinese immersion Boston Globe
Children would spend the bulk of their school days speaking and learning core subjects in Mandarin Chinese in a proposed charter school founded by parents and educators who say children need to master Chinese to succeed in the future workplace.

Justices Hear Arguments on Autism-Case Dispute NYT
The Supreme Court on Tuesday heard an appeal that will clarify the situation for the parents of millions of children with disabilities and for the public school districts that are obliged to serve them under the Individuals With Disabilities Education Act.

$3M grant to aid online teacher education eSchool News
The U.S. Department of Labor has awarded a $3M grant to Western Governors University to develop a new model for web-based teacher education that can be implemented on a national scale.

Student Arrested in bus tagging LAT
A 15-year-old sophomore at the Santee Education Complex in South L.A. was arrested late Tuesday on suspicion of being the student who scrawled his nickname on the outside window of a city bus carrying Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and Schools Supt. David L. Brewer, among others.

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