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Brazil Focuses on Education Challenges

By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Brazil's education system will be critical in improving the country's stark inequalities, and last week it was announced that 600,000 tablet computers would be handed out to public school teachers at over 62,000 schools, in an attempt by the Ministry of Education to show new technologies are the way to speed up improvements.

The step could cost as much as R$180 million (US$105 million), but the . . .

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