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Big Stories Of The Day

Back to daily morning news roundups, not that there's a ton going on the Monday before Labor Day:

“Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” City paper
U.S. Secretary of Energy Steven Chu, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and U.S. Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis will be visiting The Fishing School this afternoon from 3 to 6 p.m., according to an announcement sent out this morning.

Using Tests Smartly NYT
This possibility could occur, but with wise guidelines from Education Secretary Arne Duncan, this need not occur.

'No Rules Broken' in Fenty Twins Out-of-Boundary Enrollment Wash Post
Schools Chancellor Michelle A. Rhee said Friday that D.C. Mayor Adrian M. Fenty did not bypass any rules or policies by enrolling his twin sons in an elementary school outside of his Crestwood neighborhood.

The Future of Reading: Students Get New Assignment: Pick Books You Like NYT
The experimental approach is part of a movement to revolutionize the way literature is taught in U.S. schools.

FAA called after father flies teen to school AP
The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating a helicopter ride that a central Florida father arranged for his teenager's first day of school....


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