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by Amanda M. Fairbanks

January 26, 2010
Morning Roundup:From The New York Times: Haiti's Aftershocks Felt at a School in New York
Last week's earthquake has devastated Haiti, and prompted a massive relief effort. In a smaller but almost equally intense way, the disaster has pervaded every part of the school day for the 510 students - 80 percent of them Haitian - at SS. Joachim and Anne, the Roman Catholic elementary school in Queens, New York.
From the Los Angeles Times Blog: 'Oral sex' definition prompts school district to pull dictionaries
A school district in Riverside County has pulled the Merriam-Webster's 10th edition dictionary from school shelves because it includes the term "oral sex."
From the Los Angeles Times: Berkeley High may cut lab classes to fund programs for struggling students
Trying to address a major ethnic and racial achievement gap, the school could divert funds from before- and after-school science labs filled mostly with white students. The plan has sparked debate.
From The Washington Post: Freshman applications to selective area colleges surge
High school seniors are applying to selective colleges in the Washington area in record numbers this year, particularly to schools with reputations for meeting the full financial needs of admitted freshmen. The trend suggests that the weak economy has driven applicants to schools that offer a bigger bang for the tuition buck.
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