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Morning Roundup: From The New York Times: Foreign Languages Fade in Class-Except Chinese As thousands of public schools have...


Morning Roundup:From The New York Times: Foreign Languages Fade in Class-Except Chinese
As thousands of public schools have dropped foreign languages, others are offering Chinese with the help of the Chinese government.
From The New York Times: Annual Poll of Freshmen Shows Effect of Recession
The recession hit this year's college freshmen hard, affecting how they chose a school as well as their ability to pay for it, according to an annual nationwide survey released Thursday. Students were more likely than previous freshmen to have a parent who was unemployed and less likely to have found a job that might help pay for college. The number of students taking out loans was at its highest in nine years, at 53.3 percent.\n
From the Los Angeles Times: At home or in school, California students face harder times, survey finds
Statewide poll of principals reveals an increase in cutbacks and layoffs at schools, and unemployment and homelessness among families.
From NYT's Laugh Lines Blog: People Robbing Banks
From "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon" on Tuesday night: You can tell the president is losing some of his popularity. Today, Obama and Secretary of Education Arne Duncan visited elementary school kids in Virginia. And the kids were like: "Oh, my gosh. It's Arne Duncan! It's Arne Duncan, look! Can I have your autograph? It's Arne Duncan!"
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