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Big Stories Of The Day (Monday July 9)

Not really that new or big, but more to come with Congress back in session...

Advocates for Students With Disabilities Balk at Proposed NCLB Changes EdWeek
Some fear high standards for such students could be sacrificed as states seek more flexibility in the law.

Nutrition education ineffective USA Today
The federal government will spend more than $1 billion this year on nutrition education but an Associated Press review of scientific studies examining 57 such programs found mostly failure.

Schools turn to private donors Detroit Free Press
Once limited to colleges and private schools, reliance on private donations has become a $31.5 billion part of the public K-12 experience, complete with gala fund-raisers and old-fashioned merchandise peddling.

School backers revisit role Seattle Times
The influential Seattle group Alliance for Education is reshaping itself and examining questions about control of the money it raises for schools.

School Graffiti Nets 4-Month Suspension AP
Writing "I love Alex" on a school gymnasium wall brought a 12-year-old the same punishment as if she had made terrorist threats.

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