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Provision on Tutoring Raises Renewal Issues EdWeek
Lawmakers are proposing that only those schools failing to make AYP in several subgroups for three consecutive years would be required to offer tutoring.

For Schools, Lottery Payoffs Fall Short of Promises NYT
Most of the billions of dollars raised by state lotteries is used simply to sustain the games, an examination by The Times has found.

Teacher sues over gun ban MSNBC
Oregon high school English teacher Shirley Katz is challenging her school's gun ban as unlawful, since Oregon is among states that allow people with a permit to carry concealed weapons into public buildings.

In Some Schools, iPods Are Required Listening NYT
While many school systems are banning iPods, some are also trying to co-opt the devices to help students learn subjects from French to chemistry.

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