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Fiction writer and techie Ernest Cline, who has a particular passion for education and how it might look in the future, answers some key questions from Education Week Digital Directions.
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The former New York City and Miami schools chief and National Superintendent of the Year was recently named president of Revolution K12, an educational technology company.
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