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AM News: Tightening The Screws On Head Start Programs

News2Obama will mandate Head Start competition USA TODAY: Low-performing Head Start programs for preschool children will be required to compete for federal funds under a rule President Obama plans to announce outside Philadelphia today.PLUS:  Obama to tour Head Start center Associated Press 

ESEA Bill Poised for Hearing, But Will it Gain Senate Traction? Politics K-12: On Tuesday, the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee holds its big hearing on legislation overhauling the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, with a cast that will feature teachers, administrators, and other education stakeholders.

Duncan praises push to help immigrant students AP: Education Secretary Arne Duncan said Monday he's encouraged that some states are allowing the children of illegal immigrants to pay in-state tuition at public colleges.

Forty percent of children in D.C. public schools now in charters The Washington Post: Charter school enrollment in the District, which made up a scant 5 percent of the total public school population in 1998, has broken the 40 percent mark, according to preliminary figures released Monday.


Soda Bans in Schools Have Limited Impact NYT: State laws that ban soda in schools — but not other sweetened beverages — have virtually no impact on the amount of sugary drinks middle school students buy and consume at school, a new study shows.

Plastic bag ban pits Idaho students against bag maker USA Today: In a classic David vs. Goliath battle, a high school environmental club is taking on a national plastic bag manufacturer with its initiative on Tuesday's ballot to ban disposable plastic grocery bags in Hailey, Idaho.

House GOP leaders seek compromise in controversial anti-bullying legislation Detroit Free Press: Michigan's Republican leaders are prepared to alter a controversial anti-bullying bill that passed the Senate last week with language critics say give kids a license to bully on religious and moral grounds.
For-Profit Education Provider Faces Trouble NPR: Career Education Corporation, a major for-profit post-secondary education provider, is facing trouble after it admitted to supplying misleading information on job placement rates. Other for-profit companies are struggling too, under pressure from new federal rules.

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Thanks for linking to the article about the Idaho students and their mission to ban plastic grocery bags. It's so important that we switch to reusable bags for shopping.

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