EDUCATION
01/04/2011 03:51 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Cathie Black's First Day As NYC Schools Head

In the first school Cathleen P. Black visited, students in a fifth-grade classroom had one laptop apiece, from which they received individualized lessons.

In the second school, for teenagers who had been on the verge of dropping out, counselors routinely show up at the homes of students if they are absent three days in a row.

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