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How One Michigan City Is Sending Kids To College Tuition-Free

In 2005, a group of anonymous donors in Kalamazoo launched a bold program. It pays for graduates of the city's public schools to attend any of Michigan's public universities or community colleges.
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The Dangers Of Defaulting On Student Loans

Loans allow many students to attend college, but they also leave graduates with big debt. The Urban Institute's Sandy Baum explains how skipping a loan payment could be more trouble than it's worth.
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D.C. Official Says School Boundary Proposals Will Change

Three proposals for redrawing school boundaries in D.C. will likely be changed before being approved, says D.C.'s deputy mayor for education.

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Virginia Educators Partner To Help Disabled Students

The Center on Transition Innovations is a collaboration between the Virginia Department of Education and Virginia Commonwealth University.

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With Common Core, D.C. Students Read More — And More Deeply

The Common Core State Standards are a frequent source of criticism, but what do they actually mean for students in the District who are still sharpening their reading skills?

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Keep It Brief, Commencement Speakers! No One Will Remember Anyway

Former college President Hal Wilde has endured dozens of graduation ceremonies. He says procuring the speaker was one of his most annoying tasks. And for what? Students rarely remember the message.
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Boston Finds That Quality Preschool Is Worth The Effort

Policymakers are weighing the costs and benefits of universal preschool, trying to determine what works in the classroom. One of the places they're looking is Boston.
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Virginia Museum Of Fine Arts Celebrates 40 High School Students

The Richmond region took home 40 awards in the Scholastic National Art Awards, and many of those works will be on display at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts this week.

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Making Math And Microscopes More Accessible

From popularizing a feared subject to scaling down high-tech tools, here are two examples of experts solving complicated problems with simplicity.
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Bus Crash Tragedy: Investigators Work As Communities Mourn

Investigators don't yet know what caused a deadly highway crash that killed 10 people Thursday after a FedEx truck hit a bus that was taking teenagers to tour a college campus in Northern California.

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