Education: Morning Roundup, Teacher Layoff Scare Tactics

Morning Roundup:

From The New York Times: Freshman Enrollment Climbed in 2008

Freshman enrollment at the nation’s colleges and trade schools set records in 2008, the first year of the recession, according to a Pew Research Center report released Wednesday.


From the Associated Press: Jump in US college enrollment highest in 40 years

The nation's colleges are attracting record numbers of new students as more Hispanics finish high school and young adults opt to pursue a higher education rather than languish in a weak job market.


From USA Today: Ads are latest weapon to scare off layoffs

Some city and county employees and school districts are taking dramatic steps to try to solve their budget problems. A Sacramento County campaign includes a photo of a child with an adult's hand over its mouth and the words, "Your child could be at risk!" Another shows a masked man breaking through a door and asks, "Do you feel safe?"

From The New York Times: A Best Friend? You Must Be Kidding

School officials intent on discouraging anything that hints of exclusivity seek to sever traditional best-friend bonds.