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Weekend Reading: Child Care Subsidy As School Reform

5 Problems with an Early High School Graduation Policy Atlantic:  One can see these tests as a dangerous incentive for kids to bolt from high school, or as a prudent warning system that teaches kids the skills they will need to graduate.

Reading, Writing, Arithmetic Jezebel:  The children being cared for (pictured) at SOS are called 'unaccompanied' because many of them are earthquake orp500x_haiti21910 hans while others may still have family that have yet to be located.  

Does Obesity Rehab Help Overweight Teens Enough? TIME:  Wellspring Academy houses about 75 students in grades 8 through 12, all at various stages of weight loss. Students can enroll at any time and must stay at least four months. They live together in dorms, just like at traditional boarding schools. 

A review of Obama's child care proposals Slate:  Across the country, the cost of care for two children (an infant and a 4-year-old, in the example calculated by the National Association of Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies) is now ranked either first or second as the largest category of expenses facing families, including mortgage, health care, and transportation expenses.

Ultra cool conference delivers hype, delusions Salon:  Inside TED, where there's no recession, Sarah Silverman is tame and all we need is "mindshift."

Steven Kazmierczak and School Shootings Esquire:  We were told that Steven Kazmierczak, who killed five students and then himself at NIU one year ago, was a sweet, unassuming, overachieving grad student who inexplicably snapped. He was not. Originally published in the August 2008 issue


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