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First Lady Makes Rare Foray Into Lobbying for ‘No Child Left CQ
Complicating the lack of movement are significant policy debates that have emerged between Republicans and Democrats, particularly over the weight standardized testing should be given in determining adequate yearly progress — the centerpiece of the law once expected to be President Bush’s domestic legacy.

Maverick Leads Charge for Charter Schools NYT
In seven years, Steve Barr’s Green Dot Public Schools organization has founded 10 charter high schools and has won approval to open 10 more.

An Imbalance Grows in Cambridge, Mass., Schools Boston Globe
Five years after Cambridge began using family income instead of race to assign students to schools, the system has become more racially segregated, a Globe review of data shows.

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