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Study: College Degree Holds Its Value

A new study shows college graduates have fared much better in the economic recovery than those without a degree. The Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce reports that nearly all of the jobs recovered since the economic downturn have required a post-secondary degree. And despite the struggles of many recent graduates, workers with college degrees still enjoy a substantial wage benefit over those with only a high school education.
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Immigrants Seek Answers On State College Tuition

The question many young immigrants have had since President Obama's Deferred Action policy was announced is whether their new status would allow them to pay in-state tuition at state universities. Audie Cornish speaks with Maria Sacchetti, immigration reporter for The Boston Globe, about how various states are handling tuition matters.
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Falsified Grant Documents Prompt Fairfax To Return Federal Money

Fairfax County Public Schools will be repaying an estimate $1 million in federal grants after discovering that application documents had been falsified, according to a report.

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Fun And Free Science In Providence, R.I.

The Providence Alliance for Clinical Educators combines captivating storytelling with exquisite illustrations to teach scientific principles in a fun and memorable way.
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Virginia Math Scores Drop With Higher Standards

Math scores in Virginia are down across the board in the latest round of testing, but education officials say that is to be expected after the commonwealth instituted more rigorous standards.

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An Inner-City School With Gallery-Like Halls

Chicago's Dixon School looks more like an African-American art gallery than a public school. In the largely black blue-collar neighborhood of Chatham, a school where art plays a central role in the lives of students is a rarity. Guest host Jacki Lyden talks with director Pamela Sherrod Anderson about her documentary, The Curators of Dixon School.
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University Of Georgia To Honor First Black Graduate

Mary Frances Early arrived at the university in the summer of 1961 as a graduate student during the height of desegregation in the South. Riots caused the first black students at the university to be temporarily suspended, and that's when Early was quietly getting her degree. Critics suggest Early's accomplishments have been largely overlooked.
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Low-Income Students To Receive Federal Assistance On AP Tests

Low-income students in Maryland and Virginia will receive federal assistance to help pay for advanced placement tests.

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