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Big Stories Of The Day (Monday June 4)

By Alexander Russo — June 04, 2007 1 min read
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Illegal students await immigration plan USA Today
At 23, Mariana should be carefree. She is finishing up her undergraduate degree at the University of California, Los Angeles, and has been accepted to a master’s program at Harvard University’s education school.

When Should a Kid Start Kindergarten? NYT
States want children to be a year older when they enter school. This could lead to better test scores — and more inequality.

Schools’ Deep-Pocketed Partners NYT
When private dollars pour into public schools, questions about fairness can arise.

Diplomas Denied Over Graduation Cheers AP
A high school that warned against undignified behavior at its graduation ceremony denied diplomas to five students after audience members cheered for them.

Teachers can say no when kids have to go USA Today
“No, you may not use the bathroom.” That’s a message children don’t want to hear when they really have to go. But it’s one that some schoolchildren get — sometimes with dire consequences — especially in schools in which students have used “bathroom breaks” to disrupt classes, cheat on tests or otherwise wreak havoc outside the classroom.

Tests: A scant view of schools Salt Lake Tribune
Utah students consistently earn average test scores compared with nationwide peers, yet the state has a wider-than-average gap between high achievers and struggling students.

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