Morning Round-up December 29, 2006

Allure of Magnet Schools Wins Over Nearby Districts WaPo
Suffer more than two hours of commuting round trip for the privilege of attending one of the nation's best high schools? Or enroll in the neighborhood school 15 minutes away near Manassas?

School scheduling longer break over holidays
The trend is particularly noticeable in districts with large Latino populations, because of the many families that head south of the border to celebrate Christmas and Día de los Reyes on Jan. 6.

School crime rises, reflects Hub violence Boston Globe
The number of weapons confiscated in and around Boston's public schools has risen 42 percent in the last five years, mirroring a citywide rise in youth violence.


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