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Big Stories Of The Day (July 18)

NCLB Seen as Curbing Low, High Achievers' Gains EdWeek
"This is the irony of the `soft bigotry of low expectations,`” he added, quoting a line from President Bush. “Having lower standards is actually beneficial to low-advantage children."

College Board Tries to Police Use of ‘Advanced Placement’ Label NYT
To help protect its brand, the College Board is creating a list of classes that high schools are authorized to call AP and reviewing the syllabuses for classes.

Head Start Renewal AP via EdWeek
The bill is virtually unchanged from the version approved in February by the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee.

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