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Big Stories Of The Day (May 2, 2007)

Yield Documents, Lawmaker Tells White House NYT
Steve Forde, a spokesman for the committee’s Republicans said, “Overly broad and politically motivated fishing expeditions will not restore faith in these programs — programs that continue helping millions of students learn to read and attend college, even to this day.”

Vallas on deck in New Orleans Philadelphia Inquirer
His hiring as schools chief could come this week. By Susan Snyder Paul Vallas is set to be named superintendent of yet another struggling urban school district - hurricane-ravaged New Orleans - probably by the end of the week, sources say.

Spellings Called to Testify About Reading First€™ Complaints EdWeek
After the first hearing...some observers wondered why the secretary and other senior department officials hadn’t also been called to testify.

Harry Potter and the magic of reading Christian Science Monitor
With the final book due in July, teachers assess the impact the popular series has had on children's learning.

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