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NEWS: Big Stories Of The Day

MusicianCorps May Strike Right Tone For Obama NPR
Modeled after AmeriCorps, a new program that has grabbed the attention of the Obama transition team would recruit musicians to spend a year or two working as music teachers in exchange for health care and a living stipend.

4c147019cb5f95190334b6c75f0fe9b8865Winners of Prestigious Student Science Awards Are Named NYT
Among the winners of the Siemens Competition in Math, Science and Technology was Wen Chyan, a 17-year-old high school senior who received a $100,000 scholarship.

For Teen Math Whiz, Aptitude Has Ups And Downs NPR
Raphael-Joel Lim of Indianapolis was a finalist for the Siemens Competition in Math, Science and Technology, the most coveted science prize awarded to American high school students. His research project has been widely praised for its originality and depth. But being a 17-year-old genius can be a blessing and a burden.

High school students watch autopsy MSNBC
A medical examiner's office in Michigan has canceled public school tours after a high school group watched the autopsy of a 14-year-old girl from their district.

Lawmaker rips office of education Salt Lake Tribune
Tension between state education leaders and lawmakers over the years has been no secret. Saturday morning, however, it noisily burst into public earshot with a two-hour radio show hosted by Sen. Howard Stephenson, R-Draper, titled, "Stupid in Utah: How the Utah State Office of Education hurts kids and teachers."

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