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Military Tuition Assistance Rules May Limit Options

In January, colleges and universities will have to sign a special memorandum before they can receive tuition assistance for active members of the military who enroll in their programs. But some schools have declined to sign the memo because of its requirements. Military advocates have asked Defense Department officials to put the new rules on hold.
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McDonnell Seeks More Funding For Higher Ed

Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell is proposing more funding for higher education in a move he's hoping will reduce tuition increases for the near future. 

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Farmer Strives To Stay On School Land

After a long fight, a Montgomery County county farmer wins the right to at least one more growing season on land he leases from the county.

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Site Raises $100,000 For Slain Virginia Tech Officer's Family

Two Virginia Tech students, one of them from Lorton, Va., have raised more than $100,000 for the family of Derieck Crouse, the Tech police officer that was shot and killed in the line of duty last week. 


Does A College Education Have To Cost So Much?

The cost of college has risen faster than personal income in recent years, a trend some experts warn can not continue. Economist Richard Vedder of Ohio University and Stephen Trachtenberg of George Washington University discuss what colleges should do to reduce the price tag of a college education.

Florida Charter Schools Failing Disabled Students

A StateImpact Florida/Miami Herald investigation shows that despite state and federal laws requiring charter schools to give equal access to students with severe disabilities, most charter schools in Florida have few of these students on their roster.