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Prince George's County To Make School Days Longer

School officials in Prince George's County have approved a plan that would lengthen the school day for county middle school students, improving academic achievement and cutting down on busing costs.

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D.C.'s Savoy School Picked For President's Arts Program

Students at one D.C. elementary school will get intensive arts education as part of a highly selective program from the President's  Committe on the Arts and Humanities.

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Obama Tries To Charm Youth Vote With College Stops

President Obama will be touting a plan to keep student loans more affordable. The trip is billed as official business, but it has a political flavor. There will be stops in North Carolina, Colorado and Iowa — all of which are expected to be hard-fought battlegrounds in November.
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Washington And Lee Reforming The Law School Experience

For such an expensive undertaking, traditional law schools offer students little in the way of practical education. It's something that Washington & Lee University is looking to change.

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Romney Backs Extension Of Student Loan Relief

Mitt Romney on Monday endorsed the idea of extending a law that curbs interest rates paid by some recipients of federal student loans, a cause that President Obama has made a campaign issue.
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What America Owes In Student Loans

Total student debt has gone through the roof. But the average debt per college grad has gone up much more slowly.
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Chicago Wants Longer School Day; Foes Want Details

Most Chicago public schools have less-than-six-hour school days — some of the shortest in the country. And many have no recess. Mayor Rahm Emanuel is pushing to lengthen the day to at least seven hours. But critics say some crucial details are missing — especially, how much a longer school day would cost.

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