Should cities turn failing public schools over to private, for-profit education companies?

That question is squarely joined in New York City, where Chancellor Harold Levy is asking Edison Schools, a for-profit company, to manage some of its most troubled schools.

3Com Corporation in collaboration with the United States Conference of Mayors, awarded a total of $1 million in networking equipment and consulting services to 10 U.S. cities.

The gap between high- and low-income households and computer ownership is quickly closing and should disappear by 2009, according to a new analysis released by the Employment Policy Foundation. As an upshot of these new home investments, skill and productivity in the workplace will increase.

The epidemic of youth violence in the United States is not over, even though arrest rates for violent crimes by youths have dropped substantially in recent years, according to a report released by Surgeon General David Satcher.

Top music industry professionals will shed light on the realities of the music and recording industries to interested senior high school students around the country during the 2001 GRAMMY in the Schools Careers in Music tour which kicks off January 11 in San Francisco.

New York Tri-State Hispanic students looking for money to go to college this fall can turn to their local McDonald's Restaurant for help.

"Let them dream big" and "Tickle twice a day" exclaims several hundred billboards and bus panels now appearing across Southern California courtesy of Children's Bureau, a non-profit leader in the prevention and treatment of child abuse and neglect.

Verizon Communications and more than a dozen leading community advocacy groups in California launched an independent $25 million fund that will benefit community and educational programs serving the state's low-income, minority, ethnic and other "underserved" communities.

About 84 percent of all U.S. adults age 25 and over had high school diplomas and 26 percent had bachelor's degrees or higher -- both record highs, a survey conducted this year and released today by the Commerce Department's Census Bureau shows.

U.S. Secretary of Education Richard W. Riley hailed the record $42.1 billion appropriations bill passed by Congress as "a landmark in the nation's commitment to the education of our children."

7-Eleven, Inc. is sponsoring subscriptions to The Wall Street Journal Classroom Edition for more than 1,500 teens in high schools in the Greater Chicago area.

A corporate intern and scholarship program that links college students and the classroom into the real world of work is being launched jointly through an enhanced partnership of The Coca-Cola Company and The College Fund.

With the release of a new national plan, U.S. Secretary of Education Richard W.

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