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Silicon Valley boom eludes many, drives income gap

...twice that.Those firms, meantime, are increasingly opting to build their own infrastructure rather than depend on public systems and have become social bubbles, with their own child-care centers, cafes, dry cleaning services, gyms, onsite...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2014-03-09/silicon-valley-boom-eludes-many-dri
Charter schools group makes pitch

...that can approve charter schools even if a local district objects. Opponents said the schools divert money away from public systems and lack the accountability.Rebecca and Andy Nelson, who have a daughterat Tutt Middle School, attended the meeting...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/education/2013-06-17/charter-schools-group-mak
Couples urge partner benefits

...Harvard, Stanford and Yale universities began offering domestic-partner benefits to employees in the 1990s, and public systems in California, Maine, Michigan, New Hampshire and New York also have changed their policies to include same-sex...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/12/16/met_364350.shtml
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Where the smart is

...in math. Sydney Shepherd, Joe's mother, says it's unfair to compare home-schooled pupils with those in the public systems. "Home-school children are in an ideal setting for success," she said. "They learn at their own pace and receive...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/05/26/met_347663.shtml
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College system moves to drop SAT

...de-emphasized the SAT in the past decade, but most of those have been small, academically elite private schools - not big public systems, he said. In a widely publicized speech, Mr. Atkinson told members of the American Council of Education, an association...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2001/02/27/met_309202.shtml
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Voucher proposals get boost

...Conservatives have argued for years that the government should help parents with children in poor-performing public systems pay private school tuition. The idea has been pushed under the moniker of "school choice," and supporters have...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/04/18/met_259321.shtml
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