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Schools Avoid Going Deeper in Computer Science

Computer-related technology is increasingly driving the US economy, yet computer science education is scant in most American elementary and secondary school classrooms and the number of introductory and Advanced Placement courses in computer science has actually declined in the last five years, according to a report released this fall.


Newark Struggles in Graduation and College Achievement

According to outgoing Newark Superintendent Clifford Janey, "Only slightly more than half (52 percent) of our students graduate high school within four years, based on the new, more accurate graduation rate adopted by National Governors Association." See a report inside that details statistics about Newark's school and student achievement.