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Prospects Fade for NCLB Bill in 2007 EdWeek
Efforts to revise the law are mired in backroom negotiations in both the House and the Senate and show no signs of gaining the momentum necessary to ensure completion of the reauthorization in 2008.

Knives, Not Guns, Have Been Weapon of Choice, Study Finds WPost
More than 3 percent of 17 million crimes reported from 2000 through 2004 occurred at schools, colleges and universities, with knives being the most commonly used weapon, according to an FBI study released yesterday.

Teachers unions battle school choice for parents and students Detroit News
In today's political taxonomy, "progressives" are rebranded liberals dodging the damage they did to their old label. Perhaps their most injurious idea -- injurious to themselves and public schools

Kids join parents at teacher conferences AP
It’s that time of year when moms and dads across the country are squeezing into uncomfortable kid-sized chairs to discuss with teachers whether their children are off to a good start at school. In some places, the conference comes with a wrinkle: The children sit in. PLUS: US kids get new trend: more active parents Christian Science Monitor.

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