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News and Analysis
Every eldest child knows all too well: Going first can be tough.
There’s no one to help you pick the good teachers at school or give you advice on how to tell Mom and Dad about that fender bender. (NPR)
At school districts across the country, the chief technology officers responsible for safeguarding student data are tearing their hair out. (NY Times)
The results are in on another Arizona budget season, and it seems that there were again more losers than winners. The guiding principle of “living within our means” prevailed. (AZ Central)
Seeking to stymie a legal challenge to how Pennsylvania pays for its public schools, lawyers for the state told a panel of judges Wednesday that education funding is not a matter for the courts to decide. (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)