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Job, Tuition Woes A Drain On Law Schools

The American Bar Association has changed how law schools report their post-graduation employment stats. The bottom line: Job prospects are worse than previously thought for newly minted lawyers. But while the number of recent law school grads with jobs is falling, tuition is not.
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NCAA To Issue Sanctions Against Penn State

The NCAA says it will levy "corrective and punitive measures" against the school over the child sex abuse scandal involving Jerry Sandusky. The move comes the same day Penn State removed the statue of legendary football coach Joe Paterno from outside the football stadium.
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D.C. Schools Granted NCLB Waiver

D.C. educators are breathing a little easier today after the Department of Education granted DCPS a two-year waiver on No Child Left Behind.

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Private School Denies Admission To Teen With HIV

A private school in Pennsylvania is denying admission to an HIV positive student. The residential Milton Hershey School says the student would put other children at risk. Now there's a lawsuit against the school and a campaign to boycott Hershey products. The candy company largely bankrolls the school for disadvantaged youth.
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Virginia Struggles To Improve Services For Disabled Students

Virginia is trying to improve educational resources for disabled students, but officials are concerned that cuts to federal funding could stymie those efforts.

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Silicon Valley Firm To Help UVA Expand Online Courses

The University of Virginia's board of governors last month fired then rehired its president. One reason some board members called for her ouster was that she had not moved quickly enough to expand the university's online courses. On Tuesday, school officials plan to announce a partnership with Silicon Valley company Coursera that will do just that.
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Detroit Teachers Mull Strike Over Imposed Contract

The existing contract for Detroit teachers was ripped up and chucked into the trash by the school district's emergency financial manager. The teachers' union is angry and making noise about a possible strike.

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