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Morning Round-up February 12, 2007

By Margaret Paynich — February 12, 2007 1 min read
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In a historic first, Harvard chooses woman presidentCSM
The Ivy League has reached a milestone in gender equality: Half of the eight schools are now run by women. Drew Gilpin Faust emerged from the weekend as Harvard University’s first female president. A current Harvard dean, she will not only sit at the pinnacle of higher education, but will oversee a budget on a par with top corporations.
Broad Voucher Plan Is Approved in UtahNYT
The Utah State Legislature approved one of the broadest school voucher programs in the nation on Friday, allotting up to $3,000 for any public school student to put toward private school tuition.

No Tests, No Homework WaPo
Free schools, popular decades ago, operate on the belief that kids are naturally curious and learn best when they want to, not when forced. That old idea is getting a new look from parents tired of the required tests, homework and rigid schedules in public schools.

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