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Private colleges ‘act local’

Hoping to portray themselves as more affordable and all-around better neighbors, private colleges from Appalachia to Boston are sweetening financial-aid packages for students from their own...

DATE: Sept. 7, 2010 | CATEGORY: Education

Despite dip, ACT scores encouraging

Average scores on the ACT college entrance exam inched downward this year, yet slightly more students who took the test proved to be prepared for college, according to a report released last...

DATE: Aug. 24, 2010 | CATEGORY: Education

Generation gaps

MILWAUKEE – For students entering college this fall, e-mail is too slow, phones have never had cords and the computers they played with as kids are now in museums.The Class of 2014 thinks of Clint...

DATE: Aug. 24, 2010 | CATEGORY: Education

Standing, students think clearly

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho – In a handful of classrooms nationwide, students are learning to think on their feet.Sixth-graders at a small private school in southern Idaho stand while crunching math...

DATE: Aug. 24, 2010 | CATEGORY: Education

Harvard regains No. 1 status

Harvard pulled ahead of Ivy League rival Princeton in the latest edition of the influential U.S. News & World Report university rankings, while a stronger emphasis on graduation rates drove other...

DATE: Aug. 24, 2010 | CATEGORY: Education

School supply demands multiply

NEW YORK – Like millions of other parents this time of year, I’m about to embark on the annual scavenger hunt known as back-to-school shopping.I thought this dreadful ritual would get easier when...

DATE: Aug. 21, 2010 | CATEGORY: Education

N.M. governor attacks GOP claims

ALBUQUERQUE – Gov. Bill Richardson took his first steps into this fall’s gubernatorial election on Friday, firing off a pointed criticism of Republican nominee Susana Martinez over her remarks from...

DATE: Aug. 20, 2010 | CATEGORY: Education

New Jersey town preparing to close all of its libraries

CAMDEN, N.J. – The library board in Camden, one of the nation’s poorest cities, is preparing to close all three of its libraries by the end of the year, saying its funding has been slashed so...

DATE: Aug. 6, 2010 | CATEGORY: Education

Immigration law may have cut school attendance

PHOENIX (AP) — At least one school official suspects the state’s immigration law is contributing to reduced enrollment in Phoenix-area classrooms.The expected number of students at two districts...

DATE: Aug. 3, 2010 | CATEGORY: Education

Lawmakers, educators ready for education funding fight

DENVER – Colorado lawmakers and educators say they plan to fight a proposal by the state Board of Education to adopt new teaching standards Monday to compete for “Race to the Top” education...

DATE: July 30, 2010 | CATEGORY: Education

Education Briefs

Miller Middle School announces students who were named to the honor roll: Sixth grade: Cameron Barnhardt, William Berger, Christopher Blevins, Sara Bowlby, Lily-Finn Burdick, Kyla Candelaria,...

DATE: June 20, 2010 | CATEGORY: Education

Education Brief

Timberline Academy announces graduatesColorado Timberline Academy, a private high school located north of Durango, held its 35th commencement exercises in an outdoor ceremony May 30. Diplomas were...

DATE: June 13, 2010 | CATEGORY: Education