Education: Morning Roundup, National Standards
From The New York Times' Room for Debate: Will National Standards Improve Education?
The pros and cons of mandating what American schoolchildren should know.
From Miller-McCune: Smartest Girls Find Gender Gap in Math, Science
At the highest levels of academic ability among seventh-grade students, boys still outnumber girls by more than 3-to-1 in math and science, a study finds.
From the Associated Press: Borders introduces textbook marketplace online
Bookseller Borders Group on Wednesday said it is introducing a texbook marketplace on its website in an effort to gain market share in that area.