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Rick Santorum acknowledges he may have misstated Barack Obama's position Boston Globe:  Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum acknowledged today that he may have misstated President Obama's position on education.

Restored education funds fail to make up for earlier cutbacks Stateline: Florida Governor Rick Scott urged legislators to put back $1 billion toward K-12 education after making severe budget cuts last year. Educators appreciate the help, but say they will still be struggling in 2013.

Teachers embrace social media in class USA Today: Some studies show that integrating social media into college coursework may be helping students learn better.

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Obama Will Speak at Barnard Graduation NYT:  President Obama is facing re-election this fall at a time when women’s issues and women’s votes have been taking center stage.

Mayor’s Budget Cutbacks May Threaten City Programs for Children NYT: Advocates are concerned that cuts to the city’s child care and after-school programs could result in 47,000 children losing access to those services.

Miami Valedictorian Gets Support In Fight Against Deportation NPR: The Pelaez's lawyer has said they will appeal the judge's ruling. And in the meantime, a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement spokesman says that the agency will not rush to act in her case.

Students Return To Class In Storm-Ravaged Piner, Ky. NPR: The small town of Piner, Kentucky, was one of many areas struck by tornadoes last week. The residents of the Kenton County town are trying to get their lives back on track, and that includes going back to school. Renee Montagne talks to Dr. Teri Cox-Cruey, superintendent of schools for Kenton County.

Hundreds Honor Student Killed In Ohio School Shooting AP via HuffPost: Hundreds of people stood shoulder to shoulder along the street on a cold, windy Saturday morning to honor one of three teenagers killed in a high school shooting.

 

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