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Morning Round-up February 22, 2007

By Margaret Paynich — February 22, 2007 1 min read

New Jersey Schools Told to Protect Gay Students NYT
Students who are bullied by other students because of their sexual orientation are protected by New Jersey’s antidiscrimination law, and school districts must take reasonable steps to stop such harassment, the state’s Supreme Court unanimously ruled yesterday.

Tempting Teachers To County Classrooms WaPo
At a recent job fair at the University of Virginia’s Curry School of Education, more than 200 teacher recruiters -- some from as far as Atlanta and Denver -- competed for the attention of about 330 graduates clutching freshly printed r?sum?s.

States standup to cyberbullies
CNN.com
States from Oregon to Rhode Island are considering crackdowns to curb or outlaw the behavior in which kids taunt or insult peers on social Web sites like MySpace or via instant messages. Still, there is some disagreement over how effective crackdowns will be and how to do it.

Educators REact to No Child Left Behind NPR
Joel Packer, director of education policy and practice with the National Education Association, offers reaction from educators to recent proposed changes to No Child Left Behind.

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