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Big Stories Of The Day

L.A. Unified will have more seats, but fewer students to fill them Los Angeles Times
Despite falling enrollment, the district will keep building schools as a way to eliminate year-round calendars, forced busing and portable classrooms. Critics say it's overbuilding.

Mermaid2thumb500x666Fuel Costs May Force Some Kids To Walk Washington Post
The Montgomery County school board today will consider giving Superintendent Jerry D. Weast emergency powers to make students walk farther to school, if need be, in the coming academic year.

Ore. students set to get choice of graduation test Washington Post
When Oregon education officials set out to devise a graduation testing requirement for high school students, they looked to other states for inspiration _ on what not to do.

Does 8th-Grade Pomp Fit the Circumstance? NYT
While some educators are grateful that notice is still being paid to academic achievement, others deride the festivities as overpraising what should be routine accomplishment.

Clinton fulfills promise to student MSNBC
Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton fulfilled a pledge to a young supporter by speaking at the teenager's high school graduation on Sunday.

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