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Big Stories Of The Day (July 6)

Charismatic pol gets ovation, but GOPer Huckabee a hit, too Philadelphia Daily News
The rock star of Democratic presidential candidates, U.S. Sen. Barack Obama, made his appearance yesterday before 9,000 delegates at the National Education Association convention, as did a long-winded local favorite, U.S. Sen. Joe Biden, D-Del.

Vying to be teachers' pet Philadelphia Inquirer
Eight presidential candidates came to Phila. to court the National Education Association. They said largely what teachers wanted to hear.

Schools Move Toward Following Students’ Yearly Progress on Tests NYT
Schools are looking to use an increasingly popular way to analyzing test scores, which tracks the progress of students as they move from grade to grade.

NASA's First 'Educator Astronaut' Scheduled to Fly NPR
After two decades of waiting for her chance to go into space, schoolteacher-turned-astronaut Barbara Morgan is scheduled to fly on the next shuttle mission.

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