Deadly crash closes Seward Highway near Girdwood

On one of Alaska's busiest driving nights of the year, when highways are full of people heading south to the Kenai Peninsula, drivers near Girdwood are being told that Seward Highway could be closed in both directions for several hours.

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Landmark College in Vermont is nation's most expensive

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The most expensive colleges in the nation are charging close to $50,000 a year in tuition and fees alone. That doesn't even include the cost of room and board.

Topping the list is Landmark College, a small private school in Vermont specializing in te...

School shootings are 'contagious,' study finds

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Mass killings and school shootings spread "contagiously," a new study found, where one killing or shooting increases the chances that others will occur within about two weeks.

White House begins its crackdown on colleges

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The Obama administration is cracking the whip on for-profit colleges.

Apple upgrades its education features

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Unless they have a particularly large and hungry dog, some kids just lost an excuse for not turning in their homework.

Apple updated its iTunes U app on Thursday, adding a new feature that lets students turn in their homework directly from their iPad ...

Does poetry still matter?

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Quick: Name a famous living poet. Somebody. Anybody. No, not Maya Angelou. She died last year.

Columbia University to divest from prisons


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Columbia University has become the first college in the United States to divest from private prison companies, following a student activist campaign.

The decision means the Ivy League school -- which boasts a roughly $9 billion endowment -- will sell ...

When school's out, millions of kids go hungry

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No more teachers. No more books. No more free lunch.

Magic unfolds at preschool in retirement home

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Filmmaker Evan Briggs had spent a long time thinking about aging in America, our relationship to the elderly and how dysfunctional it seemed.

Study: 1 in 4 kids exposed to weapon violence

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Sometimes it's hard to get our heads around statistics and comprehend what they mean, but the findings of a new study on our children's exposure to violence are easy to grasp -- and stunning in their scope.

Help wanted: Cambridge seeks Lego professor

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Get your cover letters and resumes ready. The University of Cambridge is on the cusp of hiring a Lego professor.

High school senior awarded $3 million in scholarships

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College is expensive, but it appears to be taken care of for one Chicago high school senior.

Top employers for new grads in Europe

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European graduates just can't get enough of Google.

For the fourth year in a row, Google is the most attractive employer among European business students, and also ranks in the top five for those studying engineering and IT.

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