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For Foster Care Kids, College ...

Dec 7, 2017 by

By Teresa Wiltz – A lone student walks on the campus of the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts in North Adams. Some states...

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Amid Attacks, Teachers Weigh T...

Dec 1, 2017 by

By Rebecca Beitsch – The cellphone video is shocking: A high school student shoves a teacher, then hits him face-on and is...

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To Improve Teacher Training, S...

Oct 2, 2017 by

By Elaine S. Povich – With a number of studies casting doubt on the value of traditional teacher training courses, a handful of...

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Delaware AG Pushes for Recover...

Sep 10, 2017 by

By Teresa Wiltz – In the wake of a new federal report that found Delaware has the fastest-growing rate of drug overdose rates...

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Protecting Student-Athletes Fr...

Sep 5, 2017 by

Students in Shoreham, New York, pause at a makeshift memorial to Tom Cutinella, a 16-year-old varsity football player who died after...

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New Numbers Reveal Huge Dispar...

Aug 16, 2017 by

By Christine Vestal – MARTINSVILE, Va. — For most of the last decade, this once thriving city had the highest unemployment rate...

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In Some States, Sales Tax Holi...

Aug 6, 2017 by

By Elaine S. Povich – Consumers in 16 states can take advantage of sales tax holidays this year—going on frenzied shopping...

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Why Universities Charge Extra ...

Jun 4, 2017 by

By Sophie Quinton – Tuition prices listed on college websites have long been divorced from what students actually pay. The...

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Why Some States Are Making Sho...

May 3, 2017 by

By Sophie Quinton – Community colleges are known for their associate degree programs. But these days, many community colleges...

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Alabama Considers Mandating Co...

Apr 25, 2017 by

By Jen Fifield – A bill working its way through the Alabama Legislature would require most private insurers to cover a type of...

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‘Yes Means Yes’: Grappling Wit...

Apr 18, 2017 by

By Teresa Wiltz – A few years ago, when Mae Gayle Dalton was in the 9th grade, her close friend was sexually assaulted by a...

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States Want More Career and Te...

Apr 6, 2017 by

By Sophie Quinton – Many Minnesota employers say they can’t find skilled workers with the right career training. Meanwhile,...

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In Search of Rural Jobs, State...

Apr 3, 2017 by

The programs are so complex, and the promises so appealing, that states typically don’t take a close look at them until it’s too...

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Michigan Considers Opioid Abus...

Apr 1, 2017 by

By Teresa Wiltz – Michigan lawmakers are considering requiring mandatory opioid abuse education in public schools as part of a...

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Merging Colleges to Cut Costs ...

Mar 31, 2017 by

By Sophie Quinton – Students who apply to Georgia State University no longer receive a rejection letter if they don’t get in....

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More States Debate Requiring S...

Mar 14, 2017 by

By Jenni Bergal – Dawn Prescott doesn’t recall all the details of when the school bus she was riding on more than 15 years ago...

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As Legal Marijuana Spreads, Wo...

Mar 13, 2017 by

    By Christine Vestal – DENVER — At Bruce Randolph School, a majority Hispanic high school in a gang-plagued...

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Why Teens Still Don’t Want to ...

Mar 3, 2017 by

By Tim Henderson – At 16, Henry Stock doesn’t see many reasons to get a driver’s license. He can walk to stores near his home...

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Supreme Court Decision Could M...

Feb 23, 2017 by

By Rebecca Beitsch – Supreme Court decision issued Wednesday could make it easier for disabled students and their parents to...

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New Jersey Enacts Nation’...

Feb 19, 2017 by

By Christine Vestal – New Jersey’s Republican Gov. Chris Christie has signed a bill setting a five-day limit on first-time...

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