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Renovations Done At Three Montgomery County Schools

Three Montgomery County elementary schools opened after extensive renovations this week, but class sizes are likely to continue to grow unless more funding is secured from the state.

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In Tight Times, Medical Schools Market Themselves

Increasingly, academic medical centers are joining elite hospitals in mounting national ad campaigns. Their goals include attracting faculty and students — and more patients. But the results of the marketing campaigns are hard to measure, analysts say.
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D.C. Chairman Pushes For Mandatory College Applications

College applications and entrance exams may soon be necessary for DCPS high school students hoping to graduate, if a bill sponsored by D.C. Council Chairman Kwame Brown gets support.

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Online School Helps Grown-Ups Finish College

Western Governors University is an online school that uses personal mentors to help adult students finish their college degrees at an affordable price. After 15 years in existence, the model finally seems to be catching on.
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Racial Disparities In Higher Education Target Of Suit

A group out of Baltimore, Md. has filed a suit alleging that policies stemming from the days of segregation continue to hamper higher education at traditionall black universities.

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Wellness Incentives Pay Off For Washington & Lee

The fitness program at Washington & Lee University is yielding benefits for the school's bottom line as well as their collective waist line.

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Physicists Seek To Lose The Lecture As Teaching Tool

Lecturing has never been an effective teaching technique, and now that information is everywhere some say it's a waste of time. Now, physicists have the data to prove it. But efforts to lose the lecture encounter resistance — sometimes from students.

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