Duly noted: Nov 9 – Nov 15, 2009

  • duly notedDepartment of Education officially opened the competition for the “Race to the Top” Funds, where states can apply and compete for a piece of the $4.35 billion to create “innovative” programs that can be replicated throughout the country.  
  • Justice Anthony Kennedy, “one of the court’s most vigilant defenders of First Amendment values,” insisted on pre-approving a student newspaper article about a talk he gave in a Manhattan private school.
  • 25 Chicago middle school students, aged 11 to 15, were arrested after participating in a food fight in the school cafeteria.

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