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Animal McMansion: Students Trade Dorm For Suburban Luxury

Here in Merced, a city in the heart of the San Joaquin Valley and one of the country’s hardest hit by home foreclosures, the downturn in the real estate market has presented an unusual housing opportunity for thousands of college students.

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Student Loans - Forgive And Forget (Opinion)

One of the great things about America, President Obama told students at the University of Colorado, is that no matter how humble your roots, you still have a shot at a great education. He also told students that his goal is to "make college more affordable." Alas, the president's prescription for making higher education affordable seems likely to yield the same results as his plan for curbing health care costs - that is, it is likely to drive prices higher than inflation.

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Anne Arundel Community College Students Run Makeshift Restaurants

Anne Arundel Community College culinary arts student Lynn Brown said that while growing up in Washington, he would watch his mother prepare dishes that she ultimately taught him to cook.

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In College, Working Hard to Learn High School Material

In June, Desiree Smith was graduated from Murry Bergtraum High. Her grades were in the 90s, she said, and she had passed the four state Regents exams. Since enrolling last month at LaGuardia Community College in Queens, Ms. Smith, 19, has come to realize that graduating from a New York City public high school is not the same as learning.

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High Cost Of First-Year Community College Dropouts

Like making a bad bet in Vegas, taxpayers gamble hundreds of millions of dollars a year on community college students who quit as freshmen - many in California.

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Wyoming Lawmakers Disagree Over College Remediation

Lawmakers on a state education panel disagreed Tuesday how to support the state’s high school students who take remedial courses.

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Graduation Rates To Play Bigger Role In College Funding

Gov. Nathan Deal is preparing to tackle how the state funds colleges so that more money would go to the schools doing the best job graduating students.

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Mayor Dean Announces Program To Double College Grads

Nashville Mayor Karl Dean announced a program that helps fulfill his promise of doubling the amount of Metro-Nashville Public School students who graduate from college.

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Study: $4 Billion Goes To Community College Dropouts

A new national study reports that federal, state, and local governments invested nearly $4 billion in full-time community college students who dropped out after their first year.

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Grand Rapids CC Leaders Say New Health Insurance Rules A Factor As The Number Of Full-Time Students Drops

Grand Rapids Community College has slightly fewer students than projected, but administrators said they the percentage of full-time students has dropped to the lowest level in 10 years – and believe health insurance is a factor.

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