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3 Reasons Apple's iPad Textbooks Will Earn an A

Tech giant Apple revealed its new digital textbook initiative on Thursday, joining with major publishers on a quest to replace heavy stacks of schoolbooks with iPads. There will obviously be resistance. Here are three reasons Apple's move will succeed in spite of it.

The 10 Best U.S. Cities for Raising a Family

Choosing where to raise your kids can be a deeply personal decision, but some things are universally desired, like good schools, health care and recreation. 24/7 Wall St. looked at these factors and more to identify the 10 best U.S. cities in which to raise a family.

The Impact of Better Teachers: $100 Trillion More in U.S. GDP

A new study says top-performing teachers turn out students who learn more than the students who had the worst teachers. And that extra learning has a huge impact on earnings -- and the nation's economy. Still, some educational experts say the study raises more questions than it answers.

The Economic Impact of the 'Katrina Diaspora'

Five years after Hurricane Katrina, an estimated 100,000 displaced New Orleans residents have yet to return home. What impact have these evacuees had on the local economies of their new homes?

Can Corporate Sponsorship Save Cash-Strapped Schools?

Plummeting tax revenue and shrinking budgets have put an unprecedented amount of stress on America's educational system. Corporate America has been stepping in to help, putting up the money for everything from team uniforms to lesson plans. Yet, when does the fine line between corporate charity and blatant attempts to market to kids get crossed?