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The number of North Dakota children being taught at home apparently has doubled in the seven months since the legislature loosened the state's home-schooling laws, advocates of such instruction said last week.
While President Bush's education summit and school reform in general have been in the news in the United States, Britain has launched its own massive, national program of school improvement. These reforms, affecting England and Wales, are the most radical since World War II and may well redefine the nature and organization of British schools for decades to come.
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