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For-Profit Education Provider Faces Trouble

Career Education Corporation, a major for-profit post-secondary education provider, is facing trouble after it admitted to supplying misleading information on job placement rates. Other for-profit companies are struggling too, under pressure from new federal rules.
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Internships Becoming Necessary For D.C. Grads

Having an internship, or three or four, has become mandatory for students at D.C. universities who hope to have full-time employment right out of college.

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Charter School Enrollment Drives DCPS Growth

According to the unaudited statistics released by the DCPS Monday, student enrollment in D.C. public schools is up overall, driven mostly by growth in charter schools.

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Students Get Answers At Career Fair

At a job fair Saturday morning, Montgomery County Maryland high school students received advice on how to stand out in this tough economy.

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College Football's Big Game; NBA's Stalled Start

College football's two top-ranked teams, Alabama and Louisiana State University, play for the No. 1 spot Saturday night. Howard Bryant of ESPN talks with host Scott Simon about the game, the end of baseball season and the stalled beginning of the NBA season.
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Ahoy Students! Cruise Ship Doubles As College Dorm

Students at St. Mary's College of Maryland are starting an impromptu semester at sea — sort of. They were relocated to the 300-foot Sea Voyager docked just off campus after mold spores were discovered in two dorms. But for those expecting chocolate fountains or an open bar, think again.
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D.C. Sued For Not Supervising Committed Juveniles

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D.C. is facing a $20 million lawsuit from a family that alleges that improper supervision of committed juveniles led to the murder of their son.

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College Students' Borrowing Hits An All-Time High

With college tuition on the rise, students find one way to keep up: take on more debt. New data shows that students who graduated in 2010 carried 5 percent more debt than in the previous year.

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