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Big Stories Of The Day (July 13)

Positive Trends Recorded in U.S. Data on Teenagers AP
Fewer high school students were having sex and more were using condoms in 2005, according to the latest government report on the well-being of the nation’s children. Via EdWeek.org.

Government Eyes Seat Belts for School Buses AP
The government is looking again at whether children are safer in seat belts when they ride the bus to school, months after a deadly crash in Alabama. Via District Administration.

U.S. education official touts charter schools Albany Press & Sun Bulletin
With a successful charter school's graduation ceremony as a backdrop Wednesday, President Bush's deputy education secretary said the administration is pushing to expand the number the publicly funded private institutions when a 5-year-old education accountability program is reauthorized this year.

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