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NEWS: Big Stories Of The Day

L.A. School Superintendent Steps Down US News
The move causes more tumult for a district that's likely to face $200 million to $400 million in cuts.

Attendence letters anger Phila. teachers Philadelphia Inquirer
Philadelphia School District Superintendent Arlene Ackerman's attempt to highlight high numbers of teacher absences at some schools backfired when letters of caution also mistakenly went to educators who were out for serious illnesses and those who missed as little as a day.

Parent blasts New Orleans charter school's expulsion process Times Picayune
For more than a month, Robert Starks, a 16-year-old already far behind in school, has sat at home in limbo -- waiting to find out if he is expelled from the New Orleans Charter Science and Math Academy and where he should go to school now.

In tough times more students feed on free lunches AP
There is such a thing as a free lunch. And school districts across the country report that kids are eating many more of them as the flailing economy hits families hard....

Study: Poverty dramatically affects children's brainsUSA Today
A new study finds that certain brain functions of some low-income 9- and 10-year-olds pale in comparison with those of wealthy.

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