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Illinois governor sues to protect state workers from ‘fair share’ union dues

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Government | February weather across the Midwest may be frigid, but the current stand-off between Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner and the state’s public sector unions has…

Are today’s students working too hard?

Are today’s students working too hard?

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Education | Today’s high school seniors party less and study more than their parents did. Most moms and dads might not think that’s a problem, but their kids do.

Mississippi and West Virginia maintain country’s strictest vaccination laws

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Health | Vaccine-wary parents in Mississippi and West Virginia must continue to comply with mandatory immunization rules for their children to be eligible to attend…

Sham universities create student visa loopholes terrorists could exploit

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Immigration | Immigrant student Bhanu Challa unexpectedly traded her anticipated diploma for handcuffs in 2011, during a federal crack-down on universities suspected of…

Business classes transform inmates into CEOs

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Prison | Richard Chavez Jr. has an ambitious business plan. He seeks $50,000 in seed money for a proposed mobile youth counseling center set to launch in 2020. It…

Delaying the separation anxiety: Mom and Dad move to college

Delaying the separation anxiety: Mom and Dad move to college

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Higher Education | The latest trend in helicopter parenting has arrived.  Lori Osterberg and her husband recently moved from Denver to Portland, Ore., to live with their…

First lady Michelle Obama’s food fight rages on

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Education | Congress threw some whole grains out of first lady Michelle Obama’s food fight last week by passing a massive year-end spending bill that eases some…

UVA resists pressure to lift Greek suspension

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Higher Education | The University of Virginia (UVA) refused to lift a suspension on Greek activities this week, despite intense pressure and questions behind the reason for the…

Can lawmakers finally fix No Child Left Behind?

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Education | One optimistic legislator hopes to get a revised No Child Left Behind (NCLB) law signed by President Barack Obama early next year. Sen. Lamar Alexander,

University of Virginia grapples with response to gang rape report

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Higher Education | Excessive alcohol consumption is the “fuel” for sexual assault, according to University of Virginia Board of Visitors member L.D. Britt. The…

Federal lawsuits challenge Harvard, UNC over race-based affirmative action

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Higher Education | Federal lawsuits filed last week against Harvard University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill allege improper race-based admissions…

Put down that snowball! The internet deleted the snow day.

By Laura Edghill
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Education | Students might soon have to give up their cherished snow days thanks to the ubiquitousness of something else they love—technology. November’s arctic…

 
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