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Stemming the Summer Slide Washington Post
Summer can be the enemy of the schoolteacher: Students forget their math. They stop reading. And in the case of those with limited English skills, they lose their newly acquired words.

Simple Safety Solution: Classroom Locks MSNBC
Safety experts say that while school officials across the nation re-evaluate campus safety in the aftermath of the Virginia Tech tragedy, many are overlooking a simple solution: putting locks on the inside of classroom doors. PLUS: Witnesses: Teen Said Principal Would Die Washington Post

‘Play It Smart’ High School Program Is Putting Some Players on Track NYT
Rutgers running back Ray Rice is one player who has benefited from Play It Smart, a nonprofit program to help football players in inner-city schools with their studies.

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