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Big Stories Of The Day (July 2)

'No Child' in the Crosshairs Washington Post (editorial)
Act. The federal law is not perfect, but its architecture of But that's the approach being advocated by those who find fault with the No Child Left Behind...

Newer Presidents See Role of Unions Changing, Study Finds EdWeek
The changes are attributed to “new realities” in public education that threaten the future of both teachers’ unions and public schools.

Study: Black Students Lag in Success on AP Tests Boston Globe
Participation in the Advanced Placement program has more than doubled in 10 years, but this surge in college-preparatory testing has not reached most black students, according to an analysis of 2006 exam results in 30 school systems with 5,000 or more black high school students.

Fewer schools bear hero names Salt Lake Tribune
In Florida, five schools are named after George Washington although 11 honor manatees, also known as sea cows.

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