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Wednesday Morning News (April 4)

Effectiveness of No Child Left Behind Debated PBS
President Bush's No Child Left Behind education law, passed in 2002 to help close the gap between advantaged and disadvantaged students, is set to expire this year. Two education administrators discuss the law and give their views on its effectiveness.

D.C. Schools Takeover Gets Initial Approval Washington Post
The D.C. Council granted preliminary approval yesterday for a dramatic shift in power for the city's public schools, giving the mayor control over the budget, key administrative functions and the blueprint for modernizing every dilapidated building in the 55,000-student system.

Explaining No Child Left Behind Arizona Republic
U.S. Secretary of Education Margaret Spellings is visiting with Valley politicians and business leaders today after visiting Monday with first-graders at Mesa Arts Academy, a high performing K-8 charter school. Via EdNews.

A Great Year for Ivy League Schools, but Not So Good for Applicants to Them NYT
It was the most selective spring in modern memory at America’s elite schools, according to college admissions officers.

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