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Newtown Children’s Choir Nears Final Performance 
Sunday’s performance on the Ryan Seacrest-hosted E! Grammy pre-show coverage will likely be the Newtown Music Project’s final one. “It wasn’t meant to be a road show,” said Tim Hayes, the New York-based producer who conceptualized the choir. “It’s our expectation that this project has run its cycle,” he said, and it’s time for the children to get back to their childhoods. (via The Washington Post)

Type 1 Diabetes Up 70 Percent in Kids, Study Finds
Researchers have documented a startling rise in the rate of type 1 diabetes in one city: Diagnoses in kids younger than 5 jumped by 70 percent between 1985 and 2004 in Philadelphia. (via US News)

Workshops Gets Kids Started as Entrepreneurs 
According to a Gallup poll released in January, now 43% of students in grades five-12 want to be entrepreneurs, and around the country youngsters are signing up for lessons in business savvy. Almost 60% of students say their school has classes on how to start a business, up from 50% in 2011. Those numbers don’t even include after-school entrepreneur workshops, which are reporting a similar burst in popularity. (via USA Today)

Arne Duncan Defends No Child Left Behind Waivers In Senate Committee Hearing
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan faced an angsty Senate education committee Thursday as he was forced to defend his administration’s workaround of the No Child Left Behind Act. (via Huffington Post)

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