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Detroit: New Financial Plan Permits Uncertified Teachers, Detroit Citizens React Angrily — Diane Ravitch’s blog

State officials in Michigan approved a new emergency plan to rescue Detroit public schools from its crushing debt, most of which was accumulated since the state took control of the district. The Detroit Free Press reports: Michigan’s Emergency Loan Board on Monday approved measures to implement a $617-million financial rescue and restructuring plan for Detroit’s […]

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Bridging the Digital Divide — International Librarians Network

As people working in the information industry, the ‘digital divide’ is an important issue that many of you will be aware of. The concept refers to the gap between those with opportunities to access information and communications technologies (ICTs), such as the internet, and those without such access (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development). While…

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Jeff Bryant: Little Rock, the Return of Segregation, and Walton Money — Diane Ravitch’s blog

Jeff Bryant writes here about Little Rock, Arkansas. Little Rock was the scene of one of the crucial battles in the movement to integrate public education after the Brown decision of 1954. When city and state officials refused to integrate Central High School, President Dwight D. Eisenhower federalized the National Guard and sent in 1,000 […]

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