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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.

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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?
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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.
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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.
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Lawyer Says Sandusky Hasn't Discussed A Plea

Melissa Block talks with NPR's Tom Goldman about the latest from the Penn State child sex abuse scandal.
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HIV-Positive Gay Latino Spreads Safe Sex Education

The global HIV infection rate dropped about 21 percent from 1997 to 2010, says the U.N. But only 28 percent of carriers in the U.S. are getting effective treatment, according to the CDC. Host Michel Martin speaks with Jose Ramirez, a gay Latino who lives with HIV and works with a non-profit health center. (Advisory: This segment contains language that may not be suitable for all audiences.)

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