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Big Stories Of The Day (May 15)

Affirmative Action For the Obama Girls? Washington Post
Barack Obama doesn't think anyone should cut his two daughters any slack when they apply to college -- not because of their race, at least. Via EdNews.org.

U. of Texas Fires Officer Over Tie to Loan Company NYT
The University of Texas has fired the director of financial aid at its Austin campus for improper conduct.

NCLB Rules on ‘Quality’ Fall Short EdWeek
Advocates vary in how they suggest the teacher-quality mandate of the No Child Left Behind Act has fallen short.

Rank This, U.S. News LA Times
Under the headline "Rank this, U.S. News," Trinity University President Patricia McGuire explains why her university is boycotting U.S. New & World Report's annual college rankings.

Two suspended over fake attack on students AP
During the last night of a weeklong trip to a state park, staff members convinced 69 sixth-grade students from Scales Elementary School that there was a gunman on the loose. (Watch student recount incident, mother react Video)

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