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Morning Round-up March 6, 2007

Homeschoolers Find University Doors Open Topix.net
Under UC Riverside's new policy, homeschoolers can apply by submitting a lengthy portfolio detailing their studies and other educational experiences.

Teens work late, long and in danger, study finds
CNN.com
U.S. youngsters aged 14 to 18 who work at retail and service jobs during the school year put in an average of 16 hours a week, often at jobs that are dangerous and unsupervised, a study said Monday.

Council Assails Mayor’s Plan to Give Principals More Autonomy
NYT
City lawmakers yesterday harshly criticized the Bloomberg administration’s plans to give many more public school principals wider autonomy in September, telling a top city schools official that there was not enough evidence of success among 322 principals who received additional authority this academic year to justify expanding the program.

Why a South Carolina teen has to work his way through high school WSJ
At 16 years old, Rontrell Matthews has a better idea than most of his peers what an education is worth. Spurring him along was a determination to buy his own way out of one of the state's many failing public schools.

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