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Harper Lee’s Sequel to To Kill a Mockingbird Will Be Released This Summer

The notoriously press-shy author says book, written in the mid-1950s, will once again feature Scout and her father, Atticus Finch.

Today, the AP reports that the publisher Harper will release a sequel of sorts to To Kill a Mockingbird. And, unlike the many poorly thought-out sequels and franchises to which we’ve become inured, this novel actually sounds like it will be worth a damn.

Nelle Harper Lee. Photo via Wikimedia Commons

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Follow Florida's Lead: Why More States Should Switch to Digital Textbooks in Schools Now

All of Florida's public schools will switch to digital textbooks by 2015. Yes, it sounds expensive, but other states should be following suit.

It seems like digital textbooks have been the next big thing for years, but, with a few isolated exceptions, they haven't exactly been embraced by schools. That's about to change in Florida thanks to the gutsy passage of a law requiring all public schools in the state to make the switch to e-textbooks by the 2015-16 school year. Critics are a bit freaked out over this decision because education budgets are already tight and e-readers aren't free. But it's about time school districts make the move.

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