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English education app testing waters in China

Without a penny spent on advertising, Duolingo, a United States-based language-learning application, has become the largest online educational app on iPhone's iOS system and Google Play, gaining 30 million users in the two years since it was launched. The startup, with…

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Finns beat U.S. with low-tech take on school

At the start of morning assembly in the state-of-the-art Viikki School here, students’ smartphones disappear. In math class, the teacher shuts off the Smartboard and begins drafting perfect circles on a chalkboard. The students — some of the highest-achieving in…

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School groups ‘cannot wait any longer’ for FCC

More than a dozen school and library groups want the Federal Communications Commission to update its program to hook public educational facilities up to the Internet. In a letter on Tuesday, the groups pushed for changes to the FCC's E-Rate…

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Board of Ed OKs more students in privately operated schools

The Chicago Board of Education voted Wednesday to give more control to private operators through expanded “options” schools for at-risk students and to renew charter school contracts. The vote came as the district claimed success with a homegrown program that…

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