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Big Stories Of The Day (July 20)

Edwards touts diverse schools plan in Rust Belt cities AP
The plan calls for beefing up inner-city magnet schools to attract suburban kids, and providing extra money for schools in middle-class areas as a reward for enrolling more low-income students.

Ten schools join state plan to lengthen school days Associated Press
Ten more schools will lengthen their days next year, more than doubling the number of Massachusetts schools that are adding class time in a bid to improve academics.

At this Irvine school, that sound you hear is Chinese LA Times
Slater Stanley is only 14 but already has big plans. He intends to have mastered Chinese by the time he finishes high school, then wants to head to Beijing for college.

Kids addicted to caffeine? Biz Of Knowledge
How much caffeine is there in the drinks your kids slurp?

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