Education: Morning Roundup, Avatars in the Classroom

Morning Roundup:

From The New York Times: Avatars Go to School, Letting Students Get a Feel for the Work World
Even as work crews and scientists mobilized over a huge oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, high school students in this city were hard at work cleaning up another spill—in the virtual world.

From The New York Times: Private School Screening Test Loses Some Clout

A school coalition says that pretest preparation casts doubt on the value of the exam known as the E.R.B.

From The Wall Street Journal:Schools Brace for Teacher Cuts

Mayor Michael Bloomberg's plan to cut more than 6,400 teachers and bump up the size of classes has principals and parents in the hardest-hit districts worried that tough-fought gains will be erased.

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