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Morning Round-up March 22, 2007

By Margaret Paynich — March 22, 2007 1 min read
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Bill Would Protect Against Cuts WaPo
Virginia Sens. John W. Warner and James Webb introduced legislation yesterday to protect the state’s schools from Bush administration threats to withhold millions of dollars in aid in a clash over federal testing rules.

Utah heats up over long-simmering school voucher debate
For one thing, the law has hurdles to clear: Opponents have launched a petition drive to postpone it and let voters decide the issue in 2008; legal challenges are also likely.

Gates Foundation to Give D.C. Students Push to College WaPo
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation will announce today a $122 million investment to create a new crop of high school and college scholars among some of the city’s poorest and lowest-achieving students. It is the foundation’s largest investment to date in D.C. education and one of the largest grants it has made for education.

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