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Why Is College So Expensive?

Occupy Wall Street protesters say the high cost of college is one of the barriers between them and a good life. College costs have skyrocketed, though maybe not as much as you might think.
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Spitball Suspension Reaches Virginia Supreme Court

The case of a 14-year-old Spotsylvania teenager suspended for shooting spitballs at fellow students has reached the highest court in the state of Virginia.

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Fight At College Fair Forces Evacuation

A fight broke out among students at a college fair at the D.C. convention center Tuesday, forcing the event to be evacuated. 

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Do Too Many Kids Go To College?

Getting a college degree is often touted as a way to increase your income and your ability to compete in the job market. But are too many unprepared students being pushed into taking on large amounts of debt? A team of experts faces off in the latest Intelligence Squared U.S. debate.
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Prosecutors Broaden SAT Cheating Ring Investigation

Prosecutors in New York are broadening their investigation into an SAT cheating ring at Great Neck North High School. They allege Sam Eshaghoff was paid thousands of dollars to impersonate and take the test for at least six high schoolers. Educational Testing Services, the company that makes the SAT, says this is a rare and isolated incident. But investigators and lawyers say this is the tip of the iceberg, more arrests are coming, and hard questions are being asked of ETS.
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Universities Compete For NYC Grant

Universities are competing to get a New York City grant to build a science and engineering graduate school on Roosevelt Island in the East River. Cornell and Stanford are among the contenders — and have emerged as favorites. Robert Siegel talks to Daniel Massey, who has written about this for Crain's New York Business.

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