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Morning Roundup: From The Washington Post: Record number of families took part in D.C. schools lottery District families...


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From The Washington Post: Record number of families took part in D.C. schools lottery
District families applied in record numbers to the annual online lottery for out-of-boundary, preschool and pre-kindergarten slots, school officials reported Thursday.

From The New York Times: Deal Gives New Life to Overhaul of Student Loans
The deal would bundle a bill on student loan overhaul into an expedited budget package along with the Democratic health care legislation.

From The New York Times: Board's Decision to Close 28 Kansas City Schools Follows Years of Inaction
The decision to shutter 28 of its 61 schools reveals the depth of dysfunction in the chaotic, almost nonfunctioning Kansas City School Board.

From the Associated Press: Minneapolis schools on lockdown for 2nd day
Minneapolis Public Schools is on lockdown for the second day after a threat was made on a social networking site. The district will keep its 32,000 students indoors on Thursday and all exterior doors locked because of the Internet threats authorities say has been traced to computer servers in Australia.

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