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Greenwich (Conn.) Schools' Digital Reliability Is the 'Worst'

The Pearson Report called the Greenwich (Conn.) system one of the "worst" they have seen in "a high-priced district," citing poor internet connectivity, weaknesses in network infrastructure, inconsistent use of applications and overall lax standards.

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Driver's Ed: How the DMV Could Make Teens Learn About Money

As a parent, I would never dream of handing my car keys to a teenager who hasn't first completed a driver's education class.

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Reclaiming the Future for Students at Risk

To add to the busy schedules of high school principals and assistant superintendents, they go door-to-door to speak with students—and their parents—in the Clark County (Nev.) School District. These students have dropped out of high school, and administrators are encouraging them to return and pursue a diploma.

Alabama Judge Blocks Governor from Signing School Choice Bill

An Alabama judge has blocked the signing of a hotly contested education bill that has divided the state legislature. Democrats are heralding the decision as a victory but state GOP leaders say the bill was passed fair and square and say the judicial branch needs to butt out of the legislative process.

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Better Charter Schools in New York City

From a national standpoint, the 20-year-old charter school movement has been a disappointment—but New York City's experience continues to be an exception.

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Arne Duncan: 'There Is No Fix' to Sequestration for Ailing Schools

While sequestration is not a sure thing yet, school districts are already asking for help dealing with the massive, imminent cuts, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan said Thursday morning.

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Training for Technology Will Benefit Detroit Region

Decades ago, a kid growing up in the metropolitan Detroit area could aspire to the kind of job his dad held working in an auto plant for pretty good money. It’s a lot more complicated nowadays. There aren’t as many manufacturing jobs, the money isn’t as good and what kind of job can women aspire to? A new report sponsored by Automation Alley holds out hope for all of our young people.

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L.A. Schools Need Technology, but How Should We Pay for It?

On Tuesday, the Los Angeles School Board got together to consider a Common Core Technology Project Plan. If approved, the plan would initially fund computing devices for 30,000 students at 47 schools for $50 million, beginning this year.

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Chicago Parents Make Pre-Emptive Push to Keep School Open

Bundled up against the biting cold on a recent evening, parents of students at Brentano Elementary Math and Science Academy knocked on doors and collected signatures in an effort to keep their school open.

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Jefferson County (Ky.) Schools Fail to Improve

Kentucky's education commissioner warned that the state may have to intercede because nearly all of Jefferson County's persistently low-achieving public schools are failing to improve.

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