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Students Grossed Out By School Water Fountains

New California rules are meant to get school kids to drink fewer sugary drinks and more water. But many students don't want to drink out of public water fountains.
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D.C. Public Library Offers Late Fee Amnesty

Been avoiding the library because you've got some lingering late fees? The D.C. Public Library is running an amnesty program through February that will forgive past transgressions.

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Montgomery County Scrambles To Pay For Pensions

Pensions for Montgomery County employees, fully-funded just a decade ago, are now facing a budget shortfall.


A Carrot For College Performance: More Money

Public colleges and universities in Tennessee have a new incentive to boost student success: Their funding depends on it. Will this approach improve dismal completion rates?

36 College Presidents Earn More Than $1 Million

Robert Siegel speaks with Jack Stripling, a senior reporter at The Chronicle of Higher Education, about its analysis of executive compensation at private colleges. Among the findings, 36 presidents earned more than $1 million in 2009 — that's three presidents more than the previous year.

Hrabowski Works To Narrow The Achievement Gap

When Freeman Hrabowski became president of The University of Maryland, Baltimore County in 1992, he made it his mission to close the achievement gap. UMBC now sends more African-African students to graduate school in science and technology than any other predominantly white university in the U.S.