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Microsoft Sends Engineers to Schools to Encourage the Next Generation NYT: Microsoft is taking an unusual approach to tackling a shortage of computer science graduates — one of the most serious issues facing the technology industry, and a broader challenge for the nation’s economy.

Superintendent Fired in Wake County, N.C. EdWeek: School integration efforts and student diversity are perpetually in the spotlight in Wake County, which drew national attention in 2000 for creating a school-assignment plan based on socioeconomics rather than race. 

Romney's Comments About Parents, Early Ed Raise Eyebrows PoliticskK12: Earlier this week, NBC's Brian Williams asked Mitt Romney about his plans for early childhood education. Romney didn't spell out any new initiatives; instead, he focused on the role of parents, saying that it can be "extraordinarily important" for one parent to stay home with their child during the early years. 

Affirmative Action Case Up for Airing at High Court EdWeek: “This is predominantly a higher ed. case, but our interests in K-12 diversity are not dissimilar to the interests of higher education,” he said. The Fisher case is one of the biggest of the court’s new term, and for now is the only education case on the docket. It involves Abigail Fisher, a white applicant who was denied admission to the University of Texas at Austin in 2008 under the university’s “holistic review” program. 

Newspaper: Test Security Inconsistent Among States ABC News: Newspaper: Many states don't use basic test security steps designed to prevent cheating



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