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Do Law Schools Cook Their Employment Numbers?

Many students say they were lured into law school by the promise of high salaries upon graduation, but instead ended up with just a major debt load. How exactly schools calculate their graduates' employment statistics isn't regulated — it's up to students to scrutinize it, the ABA says.

Teachers Discuss How They Approach MLK Day

For teachers, the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday comes with some heavy challenges. One reporter sat down with a group of teachers, who talked about keeping the lesson fresh — and whether white teachers are prepared to teach about civil rights.

Liberal Arts Degrees: An Asset At Some Companies

Technology training and know-how only get you so far in this economy. It turns out many employers now are looking for workers with a broader set of skills. Packaged food giant ConAgra's IT internship program, for example, values a degree in journalism or biology as much as one in computer science. The trend is putting a crimp in the conventional theory that specialization in higher education pays.

Kerry Kennedy: Bullying Is A Human Rights Issue

For many, the struggle for freedom from abuse begins on the playground. The Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights has a new effort to address bullying in schools. Kerry Kennedy is the president of the organization and the daughter of the late Robert F. Kennedy. She speaks with host Michel Martin.

Penn State President Meets With Alumni

Pennsylvania State University President Rodney Erickson is meeting with alumni this week to address questions about the child sex abuse scandal that rocked the school.
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Maryland Schools Get Top Ranking Fourth Year Running


Education Week has released their state report cards, and for the fourth year in a row, Maryland takes the top spot in the nation -- despite not quite scoring an A.