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Not all towns are created equal, digitally

The Hechinger Report

Third grade students at Meeker Elementary school share an iPad in a blended learning class in Greeley, Colorado. Like many students in the district, she has no access to the internet at home. K-12 News English language learners Parents poverty Rural schools teachers Technology access

Short on financial knowledge, some school districts get bad deals on bonds

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The building is not completely ADA accessible. million bond issued in 2005. Pipes have been left in disrepair in an Antonia Elementary School art room storage closet in Imperial, Missouri, causing sewage to drip through.

Nearly 750 charter schools are whiter than the nearby district schools

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The guide also noted that starting in elementary school, all students take Spanish, art and music classes. But many of the 747 charters have implemented policies that critics say make it difficult for lower-income families to access them.