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Big Stories Of The Day (June 12)

States Looking to Expand Charter Schooling PBS
States are increasingly requesting federal support for charter schools -- publicly funded schools that are given more autonomy than their peers. The NewsHour looks at the movement to create the schools and questions raised about their effectiveness. [Meanwhile: Texas Struggles to Shut Failing Charter Schools Ed Week.]

Higher Pay Urged to Fight Dearth of Math and Science Teachers Wash Post
Higher starting salaries, more rigorous teacher training programs and additional support for first year teachers are just a few of the incentives needed to deal with a projected shortfall of more than 280,000 math and science teachers across the country by 2015, according to a group of business leaders.

Advertising: Marketers Are Joining the Varsity NYT
Marketing and media companies are now capitalizing on consumer interest in high school sports and becoming big boosters of them.

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