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Acting Education Secretary Apologizes to Teachers

The nation’s teachers have been unfairly blamed for the state of education, said John King, acting U.S. Secretary of Education, in a speech in Philadelphia. King admitted the USA’s education debate over the past few years has been “characterized by more heat than light,” and that despite reformers’ best intentions, “teachers and principals, at times, have felt […]

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City’s Students to Get Free Microsoft Office

All 1.1 million school kids in the city will get copies of Microsoft Office to download on their home computers. Students and their families will be able to download the word processing suite that includes Word, Excel and other programs free of charge for personal use. The software will be good for up to five […]

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Lawsuit: Special Ed Students Lost Services Due to Computer System Failure

A city-wide system designed to track students with disabilities and help the city get reimbursed for their services has been a failure, said advocate Letitia James, in a lawsuit against the city’s Department of Education. According to papers filed in State Supreme Court in Manhattan on Monday, the system is prone to malfunctions, including deleting saved […]

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