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Comparison Shopping for College Tuition

Colleges and universities have historically obscured their tuition costs in a way that makes comparative shopping virtually impossible. And far too little information is available on graduation rates and loan default rates to help students choose wisely.

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Teacher Ratings Aired in New York

The release of a trove of data evaluating New York City teachers on their ability to boost student test scores represents a potentially powerful new tool for parents to assess their children's public schools.

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Prosecutor: Probation in School Shooting Case

A Washington state prosecutor says his office will seek probation and treatment for a 9-year-old boy who took to school a gun that accidentally discharged and critically injured a classmate this past week.

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Duncan Unveils New Education Program in Orlando

The Obama administration is trying to foster more public-private partnerships to help low-performing schools.

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Oklahoma Board of Education Sets Timeline for Process to Improve Under-performing Schools

A timeline is in place to consider plans to improve 77 Oklahoma schools that the State Department of Education has identified as underperforming in student achievement and graduation rates.

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Virginia Education Officials Finalize NCLB Waiver Request

Virginia education officials on Thursday morning finalized the state's waiver request for flexibility from some requirements of the federal No Child Left Behind Act.

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Pa. School District Opens Buses to Ads

"To advertise or not to advertise," that is the question — at least in the minds of many school districts feeling the pinch of Pennsylvania's cuts to education spending.

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Idaho Schools Sign up to Receive First Round of Laptops From the State

More than 170 high schools across Idaho have signed up to participate in the first one-third of schools receiving laptops in the state’s "one-to-one" initiative in 2013.

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Mass. Schools Eager to Launch iPad Era of Learning

Students at Catholic high schools in Brockton and Braintree, and others in grades 7 through 12 in Kingston, will start the next school year with iPads instead of papers and books in their backpacks, part of a growing number of schools looking to trade traditional learning tools for the latest technology.

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N.C. Districts Must Inspect Buses After Charlotte School Bus Fire

School officials have informed all 115 North Carolina school districts to perform inspections on school buses after a Charlotte-Mecklenburg bus caught fire. 

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