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Big Stories Of The Day (May 10)

Copying School Plan a Mistake, Fenty Says Washington Post
D.C. Mayor says the administration made a mistake in lifting sections of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg, N.C., school system's "strategic plan."

Charter chain shows results, ambitions Dallas Morning News
The preferred term is "promotion ceremony," for the record. But whatever you do, don't call what's about to happen at KIPP TRUTH Academy an "eighth-grade graduation."

Psychiatrists, Children and Drug Industry's Role NYT
When Anya Bailey developed an eating disorder after her 12th birthday, her mother took her to a psychiatrist at the University of Minnesota who prescribed a powerful antipsychotic drug called Risperdal.

English Language Learners as Pawns in the School System’s Overhaul NYT
The transformation of a large Bronx high school into small schools has meant the end of adequate English as a Second Language classes for hundreds of students.

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