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Big Stories Of The Day (Thursday June 14)

Evidence thin on student gains from NCLB tutoring Ed Week
Five years after the No Child Left Behind Act became law, there's still a dearth of research evidence to show whether one of the federal measure's least-tested innovations?a provision that calls for underperforming schools to provide after-school tutoring?has an impact on student achievement.

Virginia Tech report calls for better communication USA Today
Improved communication may be the key to preventing the repeat of a Virginia Tech-like tragedy on other college campuses, a report issued today by three federal agencies concludes.

In high schools, a 'B' is new 'C' Post-Gazette
In high schools, a 'B' is new 'C'. Higher grades not matched by higher test scores.

Marketers Are Joining the Varsity NYT
Athletes, if they are talented, train hard and get a break or two, can climb the sports ladder from high school to college to the pros. Madison Avenue, sensing a lucrative opportunity, is heading the other way.

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