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Education Secretary Duncan Travels To Haiti To Tour Schools, Discuss Reform

The secretary looks forward to meeting with Haitian officials, teachers, parents and students to gain a better understanding of their education system, and to sharing U.S. experiences with education reform that can be useful as Haiti advances its own school improvement agenda, Ritsch said in an e-mail. Asked how much the trip is costing taxpayers, Ritsch said that he did not have details but that the trip was roughly equivalent to the departments costs when Duncan travels domestically, with some additional expenses for security and local interpreters. Since an earthquake in 2010 devastated the small Caribbean country, the United States has been helping Haiti rebuild its school system.
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Texas Education Program Could Produce Anglo Winner In Spanish Spelling Bee

Alamo Heights ISD is considered property-wealthy by the state and is 56 percent Anglo. But the two students' story isn't just one of changing public education demographics. It's also one of changing mentalities. "Knowing two languages will be a huge asset for them growing up," said Emily's mother, Carrie Worthen.
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