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Obama 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.
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.
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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.