6/16/2006

Morning Round-up June 16, 2006

Suicide-Risk Tests for Teens Debated Washington Post
A growing number of U.S. schools are screening teenagers for suicidal tendencies or signs of mental illness, triggering a debate between those who seek to reduce the toll of youthful suicides and others who say the tests are unreliable and intrude on family privacy.

Miami-Dade School Board Bans Cuba Book
NYT
A children's book about Cuba will be removed from Miami-Dade County school libraries because a parent objected to its contents, saying it contains deceptive information and paints an idealistic picture of life in Cuba.

New teachers will have to pass test
DesMoines Register
This comes after officials from the U.S. Department of Education threatened to withhold millions of dollars in grants because the state's licensing system did not include a content-based test.

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