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Big Stories Of The Day (Monday May 21)

Evolution Opponent Is in Line for Schools Post NYT
A member of the Kansas school board who supported its efforts against teaching evolution is running unopposed for the National Association of State Boards of Education.

What If Every Child Had A Laptop? Sixty Minutes
Are Intel and other computer giants helping or hurting the worldwide One Laptop initiative?

Fiscal Chill Puts Squeeze on Several States Ed Week
In all, 11 states were taking in fewer dollars than they had expected as of February of this year.

Schools can't agree on what to do with twins Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Dawn Lynch had mixed emotions when she found out administrators at McClellan Elementary School had assigned her twin sons to separate first-grade classes without consulting her first.

The Index: Why They Are the Best Newsweek
The Challenge Index list of America's best high schools, this year with a record 1,258 names, began as a tale of just two schools.

Africa’s Storied Colleges, Jammed and Crumbling NYT
Far from being a repository of the continent’s hopes for the future, Africa’s decrepit universities have become hotbeds of discontent.

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