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Big Stories Of The Day (Monday June 11)

House Panel Votes to Slash €Reading First€™ Aid EdWeek
House Democrats want to put their own stamp on federal education spending by increasing Title I and other programs they favor and slashing Reading First and other priorities set by President Bush.

The Class-Consciousness Raiser NYT
In the nation’s classrooms, middle class teachers increasingly encounter poor students, often with disastrous results. Ruby Payne says she has the secrets to help them cross the great divide.

Rating Education Gains Washington Post
We seem to be doing a bit better educating our most disadvantaged students. But many educators think that is not enough.

Students Fill Guidance Counselor Gap CBS News
At the end of 11th grade, Corniche Bunton learned something disturbing: she was 112 credits short and might not graduate from Oakland Technical High School on time.

A Plan to Pay for Top Scores on Some Tests Gains Ground NYT
Mayor Michael Bloomberg says he is receptive to a controversial idea to offer cash incentives to students, paid for with private money.

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