Morning Round-up July 25, 2006

Most States Fail Demands Set Out in Education Law NYT
Faced with such findings, Secretary of Education Margaret Spellings, who took office promising flexible enforcement of the law, has toughened her stance, leaving several states in danger of losing parts of their federal aid.

Tests expose flawed diplomas USA TODAY
A report by researchers from Swarthmore and Harvard challenged the farirness of exit exams, also noting that black male students are 7.3 % more likely to drop out of high school.

Banned books ordered back on shelves
Miami Herald
U.S. District Judge Alan Gold said the school board "abused its discretion in a manner that violated the transcendent imperatives of the first amendment," and order all copies of Vamos a Cuba back on school library shelves.


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