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4G Bridges the Digital Divide in Rural Areas

President Obama hopes to bring high-speed wireless Internet to all rural areas in the next five years.

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Grade Retention and Other Dead-End Educational Policies

Education policy, like so many areas of lawmaking, is rife with reform proposals that, while attractive on paper, are supported by little or no evidence.

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Senate Panel Rejects Bill on School-Bus Advertising in California

The Senate Education Committee on Wednesday rejected a bill that would have opened the door to advertising on the sides of school buses, prompting outrage from the legislation's author: GOP leader Bob Huff.

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Chicago's Middle Class Not Interested in 'Hidden Gem' High Schools

Fifteen years after Chicago embedded International Baccalaureate programs in tough neighborhood schools, the programs have not attracted the middle class.

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A Local Link for Overseas Students

Tom Zhou arrived from Beijing three years ago to attend Chinese Christian High School here. The 17-year-old is graduating in June and is set to attend the University of California, Los Angeles in the fall.

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Black Engineers Help Connect K-12 Students with STEM Education, Mentorship

Think engineers are made in college? Think again.

Calvin Phelps, national chair of the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) says engineers are built in the third or fourth grade.

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Palm Beach County School Superintendent Says Changes Among Top Administrators Saves District at Least $466,000

Superintendent Wayne Gent is shuffling top leadership positions at the Palm Beach County School District, undoing changes brought on only months before by former Superintendent Bill Malone - and, Gent said, saving at least $466,000 in the process.

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Education Reform in Mississippi: Hopes and Possibilities

Substantial educational change will never occur in Mississippi until its citizens decide that enough is enough and make a commitment to change, no matter what it takes.

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Birmingham Board of Education Switches Lawyers, Draws Objection from Lead State Investigator

What was supposed to be a routine Birmingham Board of Education meeting today turned into yet another chaotic meeting after the board voted to switch attorneys and former state Superintendent Ed Richardson -- who is leading a state team investigating city schools -- stood up and said the vote goes against state orders that the board vote only on items approved by the state.

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Philly School District Officials: What We Have Doesn't Work

School Reform Commission Chairman Pedro Ramos was blunt in a news conference announcing that the Philadelphia School District's current structure will essentially be blown up.

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