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Morning Round-up February 2, 2007

By Margaret Paynich — February 02, 2007 1 min read
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Bush’s 2008 Budget Calls For Boost to Pell Grants WaPo
The president’s 2008 budget, which will be unveiled next week, would increase the annual Pell grant next year by $550, to a maximum of $4,600.

Michigan: Affirmative Action Suit Settled NYT
The university will pay $10,000 each to the lead plaintiffs, Jennifer Gratz and Patrick Hamacher, to cover miscellaneous costs, both sides said. In exchange, the two agreed to drop all claims under a nearly 40,000-member class-action lawsuit against the university over its former affirmative action admissions policies.

Texas bill proposes fine for missing teacher meetings CNN.com
Parents beware: Miss a meeting with your child’s teacher and it could cost you a $500 fine and a criminal record.A Republican state lawmaker from Baytown has filed a bill that would charge parents of public school students with a misdemeanor and fine them for playing hooky from a scheduled parent-teacher conference.

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