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Some unused schoolbuses

Education used to provide a crucial opportunity to close the achievement gap between poor and rich kids. Why doesn’t it work now? UCLA professor Pedro Noguera explains the holes that need to be filled to fixed education. Read More...

Sal Khan of Khan Academy with Bill Gates

Think about your high school. No matter what city or town it was in, it likely grouped students by age. And offered an eerily similar menu of subjects — biology, math, history, Spanish — which met for 45 minutes or an hour. But why? Sal Khan has been asking some tough questions about education, and he's bent on re-inventing our system, one student at a time. Read more...

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