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(27-04-2011)
  • Iran parliament ends standoff with Rouhani, approves higher education minister
    By Michelle Moghtader DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran's parliament voted on Wednesday to approve President Hassan Rouhani's fifth candidate to head the higher education ministry, ending an ideological tussle over a cabinet post important to his pledge to liberalize life in the Islamic Republic. Mohammad Farhadi, a centrist who held senior positions in a previous reformist administration, secured a 197-28 vote of confidence with 10 abstentions in the conservative-dominated Majlis (parliament). ...More

  • Top Colleges for Internship, Co-Op Programs
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  • Florida police arrest students in alleged prostitution ring
    By Barbara Liston ORLANDO, Fla. (Reuters) - A Florida prostitution ring allegedly run by high school students who tried to recruit classmates with the promise of $40 and liquor was broken up after a second teenager was arrested in the underage sex scheme, police said on Tuesday. One girl was sexually assaulted in the ploy, which came to light after four others told high school administrators that they were approached to join, according to police in Venice, on Florida's west coast. Police charged a 15-year-old boy at Venice High School with human trafficking on Tuesday. ...More

  • 2 teens die after carbon monoxide leaks into car

    2 teens die after carbon monoxide leaks into carTwo local high school students are dead after, police say, carbon monoxide leaked into their car.


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  • 10 Colleges With Low Fees for Room and Board
    T he U.S. News Short List, separate from our overall rankings, is a regular series that magnifies individual data points in hopes of providing students and parents a way to find which undergraduate or graduate programs excel or have room to grow in specific areas. Be sure to explore The Short List: College and The Short List: Grad School to find data that matter to you in your college or grad school search.More

  • The Lucrative Reason Some Women Say It Pays to Ditch College
    Growing up, Monica Na was expected to go to law school. She went to UC Berkeley, got a master’s degree, and worked on Excel spreadsheets until she couldn’t take it anymore. She informed her parents she was quitting to pursue something else.More

  • The Most Popular U.S. Colleges for Foreign Students
    U.S. universities are educating more international students than ever — more than 886,000 of them as of the 2013-14 academic year, according to the Open Doors 2014 report released last week by the Institute ...More

  • What if video games sponsored crappy college football bowls?

    What if video games sponsored crappy college football bowls?With one full week left on the schedule we're now embarking on college football's bowl season, which is when American institutions of higher education send 85 of their students to perform in three-hour advertisements for steakhouse chains, lawn trimmers and defense contractors. For those who don't know anything about football or live in the United Kingdom, bowl games generally work like this: An organizing committee invites two universities to send their teams to play a game at an under-used stadium around New Year's Day. This "invitation" is really a "requirement" that the universities buy a huge chunk of tickets to the game, which they know they'll never turn around and sell to their disappointed alumni.


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  • Iran supreme leader moves to break impasse over key cabinet post
    DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran's supreme leader moved on Saturday to break a factional deadlock over the sensitive Ministry of Higher Education by reinstating President Hassan Rouhani's moderate pick as interim minister, Iranian media reported. On Tuesday, the conservative-dominated parliament rejected his fourth nominee to lead universities, which have been centers of ideological battles between pro-democracy reformers and Islamist hardliners. ...More

  • Asian American Activists Are Refusing to Join the Fight Against Affirmative Action
    It’s been called the “bamboo ceiling”—the perception that highly qualified Asian American high school students face an unspoken quota at the nation’s elite universities. College admissions directors, the argument goes, often pass over Asian American kids for less-qualified African American and Latino students for the sake of manufactured campus diversity.More

  • Two teenagers shot near Miami area high school
    By Zachary Fagenson MIAMI (Reuters) - Two youths were shot near a Miami-area high school on Thursday afternoon, according to Miami-Dade County Public Schools. The two victims were minors and were not students at the school, said John Schuster, spokesman to the school district. The condition of the pair was not immediately known. No suspects have been arrested and police are still searching for the shooter, Schuster said. Three schools were placed on lockdown before students were released to their parents. ...More

  • 'Kissing disease' outbreak closes Oklahoma school district
    OKLAHOMA CITY (Reuters) - A small Oklahoma school district has ordered all of its students to stay away from classes until December due to an outbreak of mononucleosis, officials said on Thursday. Woodland Public Schools in Fairfax, about 100 miles northeast of Oklahoma City, said it made the decision so as not to put the nearly 200 students in the district at risk of the contagious disease. "The closure is due to a high infection frequency of mononucleosis in our community," the school board said. ...More

  • IUDs: Is This Kind of Birth Control Right for You?
    While earning her master's degree in architecture, Emilie Schmitz barely had time to sleep, let alone remember to take a birth control pill every day. She'd already tried the contraceptive patch -- a thin plastic strip that sticks to the body and delivers hormones through the skin -- but it had given her a rash. She didn't like needles and had no desire to choose Depo-Provera, the pregnancy-preventing shot. ...More

  • Malawi: Children protest over teachers' strike
    BLANTYRE, Malawi (AP) — About 500 schoolchildren broke classroom windows and damaged cars to protest a strike by their teachers in Malawi's commercial capital, Blantyre, on Wednesday.More

  • Scuffles break out as students protest in central London

    Demonstrators pass Downing Street as they participate in a protest against student loans and in favour of free education, in central LondonLONDON (Reuters) - Scuffles broke out and missiles were thrown at police as thousands of students marched through the center of London on Wednesday to protest against a rise in higher education fees. Some 5,000 demonstrators marched to Parliament Square where a small group broke away and breached temporary barriers to confront police outside the Houses of Parliament. "Various missiles were thrown at the officers," Scotland Yard said in a statement. Three officers suffered minor injuries. By mid-afternoon there had been no arrests, it added. ...


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  • Joel Klein: Education key to ending income inequality
    Joel Klein, a leading voice in the national conversation on education reform says it’s impossible to close the income gap without addressing shortcomings in our public education system. Klein sat down with Yahoo Finance Editor-in-Chief Aaron Task to discuss his thoughts on how to confront the challenges faced in public schools across the United States, which he also outlines in his newly-published memoir “Lessons of Hope: How to Fix Our Schools.”More

  • 6 Answers for Consumers About the New Gainful Employment Rule
    The U.S. Department of Education has once again issued a final set of gainful employment regulations. If this sounds familiar, it's because the department has issued final gainful employment rules in the past too, only to have most of them dismissed in court as a result of a lawsuit filed by an association that represents for-profit colleges and universities.More

  • Police launch porn probe over Oregon teen sex videos
    By Courtney Sherwood PORTLAND Ore. (Reuters) - Police in Oregon are investigating reports that high school students videotaped peers engaging in sexual activity and distributed the footage via social media in a case that could lead to child pornography charges, authorities said on Tuesday. Portland police Sergeant Pete Simpson said a small group of students were involved in the case, but he declined to say how many or elaborate on the content of the videos. It was also not clear whether the teens depicted in the footage consented to being filmed. ...More

  • University of California wants tuition hike or more funding

    Pedestrians pass Sproul Hall, the University of California at Berkeley's administration building, in BerkeleyBy Sharon Bernstein SACRAMENTO Calif. (Reuters) - University of California president Janet Napolitano would back off a proposed tuition hike if the state increases funding by $100 million next year, a spokeswoman said, the latest in a very public battle over higher education in the most populous U.S. state. Napolitano, the former U.S. ...


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  • Daughter suing parents for college tuition prompts calls for law change

    Daughter suing parents for college tuition prompts calls for law changeJust days after Action News first broke the story about a 21-year-old New Jersey woman suing her parents to help pay for her college tuition, a judge ruled in her favor, telling the parents to pay up.


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