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Morning Roundup: From the Los Angeles Times: L.A. giveaway program is a win-win-win Office supplies, software, personal...

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From the Los Angeles Times: L.A. giveaway program is a win-win-win



Office supplies, software, personal electronics and other items headed for the trash are given to schools and other nonprofits through L.A. Shares. The city is spared the cost of hauling them away.


From the Los Angeles Times: Districts refusing reforms could hurt California's chances for grant money


The state hopes to win up to $700 million in Race to the Top funds. But a large portion of districts and teachers unions eschew California's proposed changes and refuse to sign its grant application.


From The Washington Post: Post-Snowpocalyse: School resumes


Thousands of Washington area students braved icy streets and snow-packed sidewalks as schools reopened Tuesday after a week-long storm break.


From The New York Times: Study Finds Public Discontent With Colleges


Most Americans believe that colleges today operate like businesses, concerned more with their bottom line than with the educational experience of students. According to the study, "Squeeze Play 2010: Continued Public Anxiety on Cost, Harsher Judgments on How Colleges are Run," a growing share of Americans believes that college is essential to success. But at the same time, a dwindling share thinks college is available to the vast majority of qualified, motivated students.


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