• Teen told to change 'Virginity Rocks' T-shirt

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    Does the word "virginity" evoke discussions of sexuality or religious belief? That's the question residents in Fayetteville, Arkansas, are asking after a junior high student was asked by school administrators to change out of a T-shirt that read "Virginity Rocks" last week.

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  • Occupy abolishes $4 million in other people's student loan debt

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    After forgiving millions of dollars in medical debt, Occupy Wall Street is tackling a new beast: student loans.

    Marking the third anniversary of the Occupy Wall Street movement, the group's Strike Debt initiative announced Wednesday it has abolished ...

  • Top 20 colleges with most billionaire alumni

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    In perhaps the most prestigious college ranking, a new report lists colleges and universities with most global billionaire graduates.

  • Online education clicks with African students

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    Fresh faced and full of energy, five recent graduates sit around the conference room table. They all hail from a different African country, and they all have big dreams about revamping education in their continent for a digital era.

  • Coachella Valley High School's New Mascot Official

    Coachella Valley High School has a new mascot, ending months of criticism from the Arab-American Anti-Discrimination Committee over the old one, which was called "stereotypical."

  • Student debt over $50K is on the rise

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    Janessa Robinson will soon join the "mega loan club" of college graduates with over $50,000 in student debt.

  • Student fights school's ChapStick ban

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    An 11-year-old student who was denied ChapStick has decided to fight the school to lift the ban.

  • Student loan debt surges for senior citizens

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    When they should be worrying about affording retirement, a growing number of senior citizens are drowning in student loan debt instead.

  • New Coachella Valley High School Mascot Logo Revealed

    The changes come after months of controversey over the school's mascot with the Arab Snti-discrimination Committee calling it "stereotypical and offensive."

  • Co-workers donate 154 sick days to teacher with cancer

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    Teachers at an elementary school in California are showing their compassion, donating 154 sick days to a colleague with cancer.

  • 40 million Americans now have student loans

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    Thanks to climbing tuition and inadequate college savings, 40 million Americans now have at least one outstanding student loan, according to new analysis from credit bureau Experian. That's up from 29 million consumers in 2008.

  • Princeton once again tops list of best schools


    Surprise, surprise: The Ivy League has the best schools in the country.

    Princeton University again takes the top spot, followed by Harvard University and Yale University, respectively.

    U.S. News & World Report released its 30th annual set of college ra...

  • The pricey business of going to school

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    Pencils have been sharpened, lunch boxes packed, now the bell is ringing. It's back to school time. And for many parents, this means reaching deep into their pockets.

  • Harvard gets record $350 million donation

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    It's one of the biggest donations ever to an American university.

    Harvard just landed a record $350 million pledge from a wealthy Hong Kong family.

    The pledge from the Morningside Foundation will help support Harvard's School of Public Health, the univ...

  • Why Wall Street loves for-profit education

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    The for-profit education sector has gotten schooled in recent years by bad publicity and intensifying regulation, but some companies are now getting gold stars from Wall Street.

    Strayer Education shares have soared 75% this year. The company offers a...

  • Help wanted: College degree not needed

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    It's getting tougher for recent grads to land a job worthy of their college degree.

  • 4,000 Starbucks workers apply for tuition aid

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    About 4,000 Starbucks employees have applied for the company's student aid program to be reimbursed for online classes at Arizona State University.

  • Texas school boots Navajo boy over long hair

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    A Texas boy who's a Navajo Indian is sent home from school on his first day of kindergarten because of his long hair.

  • Sex on campus: Only 'yes' means 'yes'

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    It's a message students across the country are hearing as they return to campus for a new semester: Often referred to as affirmative consent, it's the concept of both parties agreeing to sexual conduct, either through clear, verbal communication or nonverbal cues or gestures.

  • Feral cat forces elementary school to close

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    A feral cat that's terrorizing students has forced an elementary school in Maryland to close.

  • Doctors: School start times unhealthy for students

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    If you think school starts too early, you aren't the only one.

  • Avoid the 'back-to-school plague'



    On average, elementary school children get eight to 12 colds or cases of the flu each school year, according to the CDC. For the older kids, it is about half that. Teachers and parents commonly refer to it as the Back-to-School Plague. But there are simple ways to keep your kids healthy.

  • Founder of University of Phoenix, 93, dies

    John Sperling

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    The founder of the University of Phoenix, Dr. John G. Sperling, has died, according to a statement posted on the Apollo Education Group's website. He was 93.

  • 10 areas with the highest private school enrollment

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    Wealthy, educated Catholics are more likely to send their kids to private schools. This is according to a new study conducted by real estate site Trulia, which came up with a list of the top 10 metro areas with the highest private school enrollment.

  • Healthy school lunches face tough taste test

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    Students in Gainesville, Georgia, are likely eating a better lunch than you today.


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