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Universities plead with students to graduate in four years

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Higher Education | The University of Akron is using infomercial-style videos to talk students into taking 15 credit hours per semester. Graphics and sound effects emphasize…

Colleges tap student entrepreneurs for creative fundraising

By Emily Scheie
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Education | State funding for higher education dropped during the recession, but some schools are coming up with other ways to bring in revenue—from running an airport…

The best places to be a charter-school student

By Emily Scheie
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Education | The District of Columbia, Louisiana, and Michigan have the highest-quality, most innovative charter schools in the nation, according to a state-by-state…

Satanists prepare ‘educational material’ for Florida schools

By Emily Scheie
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Religion | On Religious Freedom Day in January, faith-based groups have been giving Bibles to public school students in Florida. In response, atheists and agnostics…

Is selling class notes educational enterprise or academic fraud?

Is selling class notes educational enterprise or academic fraud?

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Higher Education | Jane Brannen’s diligent studies in AP World Civilizations paid off in cash when, with permission from her teacher, she sold her textbook outlines to…

Staying with strangers

By Ryan Hill & Emily Scheie
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Travel | Low-cost lodging opportunities are revolutionizing the travel experience

Education group wants Moses mentions cut from new Texas textbooks

By Emily Scheie
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Education | The fight over Texas textbooks is back again, and this time, criticism of proposed social studies books touch on religious topics from Moses to Muslims and…

MOOCs give higher education a run for its money

By Emily Scheie
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Education | The cost of higher education is drowning students in debt, but college degrees are increasingly important in careers. Massive open online courses (MOOCs),

Chicago tries to take the danger out of walking to school

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Education | In 2009, 16-year-old Derrion Albert was on his way home from school in Chicago when he was caught in a brawl and beaten to death. A cell phone video of the…

Oklahoma drops Common Core, gets slapped with federal penalty

By Emily Scheie
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Education | Amidst rising opposition to Common Core, Oklahoma dropped the national education standards in June, four years after adopting them. As a result, the U.S.

Tennessee promises students free community college

By Emily Scheie
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Higher Education | Free college might sound too good to be true amidst national concern over the rising cost of higher education, but that’s what Tennessee is promising its…

Is school depriving your teen of much-needed sleep?

Is school depriving your teen of much-needed sleep?

By Emily Scheie
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Education | Teenagers fighting to sleep in on school mornings have some doctors on their side. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) issued a policy statement on…

 
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