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Morning Round-up April 12, 2007

Usefulness of education research questioned USAT
More than five years after President Bush's No Child Left Behind law told educators to rely on "scientifically based" methods, the science produced is often inconclusive, politically charged or less than useful for classroom teachers.

Student Loan Giant Sallie Mae Settles in NY Conflict-of-Interest Probe WaPo
In a settlement with the New York state attorney general, the Reston-based lending behemoth said it would no longer pay travel and entertainment fees for university officials, send its staff to work for free in financial aid offices or operate call centers where company employees provide financial advice but identify themselves only as university advisers.

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