10/09/2006

Morning Round-up October 9, 2006

President pledges to act on school violence Boston Globe
The President's conference on school safety will convene on Tuesday, hosted by Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales and Education Secretary Margaret Spellings, and will take place in Chevy Chase, Md., a Washington suburb noted for excecptional schools.

Despite U.S. Sweep of Nobels, Science Teachers Are Worried LAT
Judith Opert Sandler who runs the nonprofit Center for Science Education at the Education Development Center Inc. is worried. "I think it should be science for all. I don't think it should be just science to produce scientists."

No More Mysetry Meat NYT
Faced with a new federal law requiring school districts to outline nutrition goals this year, schools across the region have been scrambling to eliminate trans fats, toss their deep fryers and reduce the overall sugar content in food, while still keeping their pickiest clients - the students - on board.

Gallaudet Students Talk With Officials, Continue Protest
WaPo
Gallaudet University students opposed to the school's incoming president contiued to occupy a classroom buidling yesterday, meeting with university officials but apparently making little progress towards a resolution.

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