Education: Morning Roundup, National Standards

Morning Roundup:

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.

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