Morning Round-up October 25, 2006

Federal Rules Back Single-Sex Public Education NYT
The Education Department will allow districts to create single-sex schools and classes as long as enrollment is voluntary and also make coeducational schools and classes of “substantially equal” quality available for members of the excluded sex.

Spikes in College Price Tags Not So Sharp
The College Board said the increase in tuition and fees at public four-year colleges, although still higher than the national inflation rate, slowed for the third year in a row.

Flag is raised on admissions USAT
This month alone, a pediatrics group sounded alarms about the stress of this rite of passage on teens. And Education Secretary Margaret Spellings says she wants the process to be less confusing and frustrating.


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