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Big Stories Of The Day (June 1)

Californian wins spelling bee with 'serrefine' CNN
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U.S. Data Show Rapid Minority Growth in School Rolls NYT
Driven mainly by an extraordinary influx of Hispanics, the nation’s population of minority students has surged to 42 percent of public school enrollment.

Financial Aid Group Adopts Conduct Code After Loan Scandal Washington Post
The trade group for university financial aid officers said yesterday that it would no longer allow student loan companies to court its members with gifts or sponsor its conferences, responding to a spate of revelations of conflicts of interest in the $85 billion-a-year industry.

Suburbia's fortress mentality Christian Science Monitor
My three boys sprawl on the couch, fingering their Game Boys. I wish I could shoo them outside until dusk. I wish they could tromp to the marsh to search for polliwogs. I wish we didn't have to live in a fortress...Instead, like other families in this neighborhood, we've built private playgrounds in the back.

Kennedy Report Details Ties Between Publishers and Reading First Contractors Title I Monitor
An analysis of the document and further reporting by the Title I Monitor shows that the committee occasionally overreached or provided insufficient context in an attempt to judge Reading First officials by standards that, by its own admission, did not exist at the time.

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