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Morning Round-up March 19, 2007

Preschoolers' Test May Be Suspended WaPo
Congress is moving to end a standardized test backed by the Bush administration and given to hundreds of thousands of preschool children in Head Start programs each year, amid complaints from early childhood experts that the exam is developmentally inappropriate and poorly designed.

Utah Sets Rigorous Rules for School Clubs, and Gay Ones May Be Target
Next month, a 17-page law will take effect governing just about every nuance of public school extracurricular clubs, from kindergarten jump rope to high school drama. How groups can form, what they can discuss in their meetings, who can join, and what a principal must do if rules are violated are addressed.

Right of students to free speech is put to Supreme Court Boston Globe
Students don't leave their right to free speech at the school door, but neither can students be disruptive or lewd or interfere with a school's basic educational mission

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