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Morning Roundup: From The Washington Post: Education Secretary Duncan apologizes for Katrina comments Education Secretary...


Morning Roundup:From The Washington Post: Education Secretary Duncan apologizes for Katrina comments
Education Secretary Arne Duncan apologized Tuesday for asserting that Hurricane Katrina was "the best thing that happened to the education system in New Orleans," calling the remark "a dumb thing to say."
From The Wall Street Journal: What's a Degree Really Worth?
Most researchers agree that college graduates, even in rough economies, generally fare better than individuals with only high-school diplomas. But just how much better is where the math gets fuzzy.
From The New York Times: Sharp Drop Is Seen in Gifts to Colleges and Universities
Gifts to colleges and universities declined almost 12 percent in the 2009 fiscal year, to $27.85 billion, according to the Council for Aid to Education's annual survey of voluntary support of education. It was the steepest decline in the survey's 53-year history.
From The New York Times: Quick Response to Study of Abstinence Education
A study of middle-school students found for the first time that abstinence-only education helped to delay their sexual initiation.
Photo via Cliff Owen at the Associated Press.
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