Morning Round-up September 8, 2006

Agency eases stance over teacher quality AP
The Education Department will allow states to count teachers as highly qualified even under standards that may do little to ensure quality.

Dropout is now in, lesson learned Boston Globe
Boston Private Industry Council has hired outreach workers to counsel dropouts about going back to school. They received a committment of 34 students out of 1,660 student counseled, but could only confirm that 6 of the 34 students actually attended the first day of school.

Saying It 'Messed Up,' Facebook Modifies Controversial Feature Washington Post
Computer programmers at Facebook spent two days 'coding' to fix the News Feed function that so many users were unhappy with.

Secretary Spellings Announces Partnership with 100 Black Men Press Release
The partnership will make efforts to engage the African-American community in the elements of NCLB.


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