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Resource ID: #18213
Subject: Schools
Source: Education Week
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Date: Sept. 19

Description

Education Week looks at the corporate involvement in a local school system. "When Corning Inc. offered to underwrite an ambitious school facilities plan in the community that shares its name, local officials were thrilled. But many residents were not," reports the publication. The story sheds light on the problem with crowded schools in the town of Corning, and details the proposal of Corning Incorporated to build "an expensive new high-school about five miles outside of town at an initial cost of $76 million." The report reveals the local clout of Corning Inc., "the glass giant recently turned high-tech powerhouse."

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