Big Stories Of The Day (Thursday April 26)
Report Undercuts Effects of Educational Software NPR
A new report from the Department of Education says that most education software does not boost test scores. But districts that have spent large amounts of money are not ready to give up on it.
Nutrition standards urged for foods sold in school CNN.com
The IOM recommendation covers items considered competitive with those foods, such as items sold in vending machines and other food and drinks sold in the school but not under the federal program, an area often profitable for the schools.
Cuomo: States Will Pursue Student Loan Fiasco NPR
New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo told lawmakers that if the federal government doesn't step in to regulate the student loan industry, the states will. Cuomo has persuaded 4 major lenders and 16 colleges and universities to sign a code-of-conduct pact.
Project Wants More Talk About Education Wash Post
Two of the world's wealthiest charitable foundations are bankrolling a $60 million initiative aimed at making education an issue in the 2008 presidential campaign.
Teen to graduate college after just 1 year MSNBC
As a student at Lahser High School, Matisse had exhausted the curriculum by her junior year. Between the exams she passed on eight advanced placement courses and the eight classes she took at Oakland Community College, she had amassed enough credits to enter the university last fall as a junior.
Survivors of Shootings Face Long Road to Normalcy PBS
As classes resumed at Virginia Tech this week, survivors of the shootings had to try to get back into a normal routine, which has proven difficult for past communities affected by shootings, such as Columbine High School.