Category: Education

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Charter schools arrive in the suburbs

Charter schools, an idea intended to promote innovation in education through the power of competition, have naturally held the greatest appeal in places where the local school systems have been the most dysfunctional — i.e. in urban centers with generally low levels of education, concentrated poverty, and high crime rates. But charter schools are not restricted solely to cities.

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Big yellow bus fare

The wheels on the bus go ‘round and ‘round. On school buses, each rotation historically comes free of charge. For some Prince George’s County students, those free rides may soon be over.