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Big Stories Of The Day (Wednesday June 13)

Fenty's Picks Have Ties to System, And Its Reforms Washington Post
The two top people chosen to lead the D.C. public schools under Mayor Adrian M. Fenty are both from a program that has played a leading role in streamlining the school system's troubled human resources department. PLUS: More Criticism Over Fenty's Secrecy

When States Seize Schools Ed Week
Patience has its limits, even among some of the staunchest supporters of public education, when schools consistently fall short of stipulated outcomes. But this intuitively appealing approach promises far more than it can deliver.

Study: bullies prone to sleep problems USA Today
Researchers at the University of Michigan surveyed urban elementary school parents and teachers and found that kids identified as bullies were more than twice as likely as others to have a condition called sleep-disordered breathing, a catch-all for sleep-time respiratory problems as mild as habitual snoring and as serious as obstructive sleep apnea, in which a person actually stops breathing temporarily.

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