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A solutions-focused conversation about the state of education in America

Friday, Oct 4, 2013 at 07:35 AM PDT

LAUSD Hacking Inspires Apple Security Patch

LAUSD Hacking Inspires Apple Security Patch

According to sources, Apple and the Los Angeles Unified School District are working on a solution to prevent students from hacking into their school-issued iPads and accessing prohibited content. Apple is...

Friday, Oct 4, 2013 at 08:04 AM PDT

NYC Hikes Price of School Lunch

NYC Hikes Price of School Lunch

The price of New York City school lunch is going up on Monday from $1.50 to $1.75, the first increase in 10 years.

Thursday, Oct 3, 2013 at 01:25 PM PDT

Connecticut Town Might Have to Close All Public Schools

Connecticut Town Might Have to Close All Public Schools

The town of Winchester is dealing with a financial crisis and might have to shut down all of its public schools in December and has gone to the state for help.

Thursday, Oct 3, 2013 at 01:12 PM PDT

Harvard Sets Biggest Fundraising Goal Ever: $6.5 Billion

Harvard Sets Biggest Fundraising Goal Ever: $6.5 Billion

Harvard, the richest university in the United States, said on Saturday it would seek to raise some $6.5 billion in donations to fund new academic initiatives and bolster its financial aid program. The fundraisi...

Thursday, Oct 3, 2013 at 12:57 PM PDT

Online Courses: The Future of Learning or Overhyped?

Online Courses: The Future of Learning or Overhyped?

After barely a year in business, online learning rivals edX and Coursera have become two of the biggest higher-education organizations in the world, with a combined six million registered users. And why not? The...

Thursday, Oct 3, 2013 at 12:00 PM PDT

Wisconsin Official Defends Common Core Standards

Wisconsin Official Defends Common Core Standards

Wisconsin's schools superintendent is defending the state's Common Core academic standards in front of a pair of Republican committees.