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Kids And Young Adult Summer Reading

We get the scoop on books that will keep kids and teens turning pages all summer long.

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UVa Board Reverses Itself, Reinstates President

The governing board at the University of Virginia voted unanimously to reinstate President Teresa Sullivan on Tuesday. Virginia's governor ordered the board to make a final decision on whether to keep Sullivan following more than two weeks of turmoil after several board members worked behind the scenes to oust the popular chief executive. Students and faculty called Sullivan's dismissal a coup and said the board was pushing too fast to make major changes at the university.
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BCS Presidents Approve Football Playoff System

College football will have a four-team playoff starting in 2014. A committee of university presidents announced an agreement on a new post-season regime Tuesday.
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Using Prescription Medication For An Academic Edge

A growing number of high school and college students are using ADHD drugs to gain an academic edge: Adderall abuse and what's being done to address it.

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What's Driving College Costs Higher?

College is now four times more expensive than it was 3 decades ago, pushing student loan debt over $1 trillion. A key reason for this growth is the competition among schools for status and prestige, says Kevin Carey, education policy director at the New America Foundation.
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UVA Board Votes Unanimously To Reinstate Sullivan

The University of Virginia's Board of Visitors voted unanimously Tuesday reinstate President Teresa Sullivan, who was abruptly ousted earlier in June.

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N.C. School Districts Fight Online Charter School

One of the fastest growing segments of the charter school movement is online charter schools. For-profit company, K-12 Inc., runs online charters in more than two dozens states and wants to expand to North Carolina. But it's run into fierce opposition from public school districts there.
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Supporters Of Former UVA President Plan Vigil For Board Meeting

Thousands of faculty members and staff rallied in support of ousted president Teresa Sullivan, two days before UVA's board is scheduled to meet to vote on her reinstatement.

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