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Big Stories Of The Day (May 23)

Integration compromise is reached Omaha.com
Lawmakers took major strides Monday toward creating a metro-area school integration plan that would settle lingering disagreements and keeps the Omaha Public Schools intact.

Literacy Push Starts Earlier Washington Post
By pushing for all children to read before the start of first grade, Montgomery school leaders have embraced an emerging goal in public education. In essence, kindergarten has become the new first grade.

Immigration Raid Leaves Sense of Dread in Hispanic Students NYT
After a sweep yields 49 arrests in one Minnesota community, students head to class fearful their parents will be targeted next by government agents.

Role of Teacher-Coaches Grows Teacher Magazine
Eager to help more students pass the state's standardized math test, some school districts are turning to instructional coaches to give teachers real-time advice as they try to sharpen students' skills.

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