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NEWS: Big Stories Of The Day

Triage at the Schools Washington Post
It isn't enough to hope for a mild winter or lower gas prices.

Study of Reading Program Finds a Lack of Progress Washington Post
Students in the $6 billion Reading First program have not made greater progress in understanding what they read than have peers outside the program, according to a congressionally mandated study. PLUS:  No Effect on Comprehension Seen From 'Reading First'

No gay high school -- at least not in '09 Chicago Sun Times
Designers of a plan to create the city's first gay-friendly high school pulled the plug on a watered-down version of the plan Tuesday but vowed to resurrect the idea next year.

Experts: Lack of playtime is hurting children Eureka Alerts
Without ample opportunity for forms of play that foster innovation and creative thinking, America’s children will be at a disadvantage in the global economy, psychologist argues.

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