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by Amanda M. Fairbanks

January 5, 2010
Back to school, back to work.If you're feeling more than a little sluggish this morning, just know that upon leaving Honolulu to return to Washington, President Obama felt exactly the same way.POOL REPORT by B.J. Reyes; Honolulu Star-Bulletin:POTUS was wearing a black polo shirt with dark olive slacks and sandals. FLOTUS had her hair in a bun and was wearing an empire-waisted royal blue dress and metallic peep-toe flats…Asked if the first family was ready to go back to the mainland. "No!" was the group response, led by POTUS. FLOTUS added: "Let's stay. We'll all stay. Are we all in? I'm trying to mount a coup."In other education news:From The New York Times: Are They Students or Customers?A Room for Debate discussion about whether business schools should regard enrollees as "customers" rather than as traditional students.From the Boston Globe: Back to SchoolBetween hit records and world tours, Wyclef Jean, 37, Grammy Award-winning producer/rapper and Haitian activist, has added Berklee College of Music student to his repertoire.From the Los Angeles Times: Higher education in CaliforniaAn Op-Ed about California's new master plan that would streamline curriculum, bring funding in line with students' ability to pay and put UC, Cal State and community colleges in sync.Photo via
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