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Colleges Agree To More Transparency In School Costs

The Obama Administration announced Tuesday it has reached an agreement with more than 100 colleges and universities on a new, more transparent form for laying out student financial aid packages. Students and parents have complained for years that colleges provided opaque and confusing information about how much students will actually pay for college and how much they will owe after they graduate.

High School Draws Chinese Students, Tuition Dollars

A record number of Chinese students are attending U.S. colleges and universities. In Michigan, a public high school is getting in on the trend. Lake Shore High School will host 88 full-time students from Beijing during the 2012-2013 academic year.
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Andrew Delbanco: "College: What It Was, Is, and Should Be"

The value of college in an era of rising tuition and high unemployment. A prominent cultural critic argues for a broadly humanistic model for higher education.

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Backyard Planet Gazing - The Transit of Venus

On June 5 at 6:03 p.m., Venus will appear as a small black dot floating across the surface of the sun. We explore the history and science of the Transit of Venus.

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Chronic Absenteeism: Public School's Forgotten Problem?

A new study says more than 7.5 million American students are missing substantial amounts of school each year.

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Fairfax Boy Advances In Spelling Bee Semifinals

A 10-year-old from Fairfax has advanced to National Spelling Bee's semifinals, and will find out tonight if he will be the $30,000 winner.


Seattle Area Lacks Computer Science Majors

In Seattle alone, there are thousands of computer-related jobs waiting to be filled. But at the University of Washington, the number of bachelor's degrees in computer science is the same now as it was more than a decade ago. A lot of students have been rebuffed in their effort to major in computer science or computer engineering.