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Morning Round-up February 21, 2007

By Margaret Paynich — February 21, 2007 1 min read
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A History Department Bans Citing Wikipedia as a Research Source NYT
With the move, Middlebury, in Vermont, jumped into a growing debate within journalism, the law and academia over what respect, if any, to give Wikipedia articles, written by hundreds of volunteers and subject to mistakes and sometimes deliberate falsehoods.

Jobs, Dell appraise technology, schools eSchool News
In a rare joint appearance, Jobs and Dell, whose namesake company, Dell Inc., is the world’s No. 2 computer manufacturer after HP, sat down with a small group of educators and policymakers in Texas to discuss attitudes on education and talk about ways schools can better embrace technology to improve learning.

Budget Would Trim Funds for “Even Start” NPR
President Bush’s budget proposes deep cuts in Even Start, a popular program that helps teach parents to read and speak English. Parents who can read can help their children with schoolwork and promote reading.

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