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by Amanda M. Fairbanks

February 10, 2010

Morning Roundup:From USA Today: Michelle Obama aims to end childhood obesity in a generation

Obama says she will use all the power of her White House pulpit to promote a multifaceted campaign that will include more healthful food in schools, more accurate food labeling, better grocery stores in communities that don't have them, public service announcements and efforts to get children to be more active. Some of her plans, such as tax incentives for businesses, will need congressional approval.

From The New York Times: Erica Woda's Tenacity Helps to Get Children Off the Couch

It startles no one who has met Erica Woda that she has willed to life the nascent program Level the Field, which brings sixth graders from the Washington Heights Expeditionary Learning School (Wheels) into the mentorship of Columbia University athletes.

From the Los Angeles Times: For UC's Commission on the Future, nothing is off the table

With California's public university system shackled to a shrinking budget, a group of chancellors, students and others considers ideas -- from banal to radical -- to keep quality up and costs down.

From The Washington Post: Snow day turns into snow week

School officials announced Monday that they are canceling class until Feb. 16, saying it will take until Sunday to excavate their buses.

Photo (cc) by Flickr user Krish.Tipirneni.

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