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Cheapest degrees that will earn you $70K year

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You keep hearing the same thing over and over again. A degree in math, science or engineering will get you the highest paying job.

Back to school: What makes kids anxious?

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What makes children anxious when they make the transition from summer vacation to a new school year?

Freshman sinks half-court shot for free tuition

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A Ball State freshman sank a half-court shot for free tuition during an athletics pep rally last week.

Accuser in prep school rape trial breaks down

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A teen-age girl who accused a classmate of raping her at a prestigious New Hampshire prep school broke down under intense cross examination Thursday.

China: Lesbian student sues over textbooks

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A university student has brought an unprecedented court case against China's Ministry of Education over school textbooks that she says "demonize" gays and lesbians.

Chen Qiuyan, a 21-year-old college student at Sun Yat-Sen University in the southern c...

Republicans tango with Common Core at NH education summit

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Republicans trekked to New Hampshire in search of the mantle as top conservative education reformer Wednesday and were promptly met there by Common Core -- the flash point that has become shorthand for too much testing and has split the party and ril...

Rape trial puts focus on prep school's 'Senior Salute'

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Graduates of the prestigious New Hampshire prep school have included six congressmen, more than a dozen American ambassadors and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry.

2 women to graduate from Army Ranger course

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Two women made history by becoming the first female soldiers to complete their courses at the Army's exhausting Ranger School, according to a statement from the women's families. The women will graduate Friday.

Capt. Kristen Griest and 1st Lt. Shaye ...

Top tips from teen who got into all 8 Ivies

Harold Ekeh has his pick of the Ivy League

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Harold Ekeh scored the home run of college admissions.

LeBron James offers scholarships to kids who finish mentoring program

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LeBron James is offering scholarships to Ohio kids who complete his mentoring program.

"Every single kid who finish my program will go to college for FREE!," tweeted the NBA star who calls himself King James.

The player's LeBron James Family Foundation...

Little kids have too much homework, study finds

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Nothing quite stresses out students and parents about the beginning of the school year as the return to homework, which for many households means nightly battles centered around completing after-school assignments.

Now a new study may help explain som...

Chicago laying off 500 teachers

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It won't be "back to school" for hundreds of Chicago teachers who are getting layoff notices this week.

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