Morning Round-up August 1, 2006

Evolution's Backers in Kansas Mount a Counterattack NYT
Ever since conservative majority on Kansas's State Board of Education adopted rules for teaching evolution, moderate Republicans and Democrats are mounting a counterattack.

History without books gets a test in California schools
Boston Globe
Pearson, the world's biggest publisher of educational materials, disclosed that about half the state's elementary school students will learn about the American Revolutionary War and Thomas Jefferson using an interactive computer program.

L.A. Unified Teachers to Weigh In On Deal
Los Angeles Unified teachers have submitted enough signatures to trigger an internal referendum on their union's support for legislation that would give some control over the schools to Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa.


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