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  • The rise of college 'study drugs'



    Around this time of year, you're more likely to find college students in the library cramming for final exams than out partying. In an environment where the workload is endless and there's always more to be done, a quick fix to help buckle down and power through becomes very tempting.

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    By Arianna Yanes Special to CNN
  • Obama, Biden announce millions for job training

    Obama Biden jobs near Pittsburgh

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    Hoping to help close the gap between workers' skills and the needs of businesses, President Barack Obama on Wednesday announced he's putting hundreds of millions toward job training programs that produce highly skilled workers.

  • No more $5 vocab words on redesigned SAT

    School testing, SAT

    The days of memorizing arcane, recondite vocabulary words might be ending for high school students who will take a redesigned SAT in two years.

  • Distressed parents: Prom dresses too sexy

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    For Holly Manson, a mom of three teens in Oakland, Maine, one simple saying has made the difference between absolute dread during prom season and actually welcoming the rite of passage.

  • UNC: Experts see flaws in whistleblower work

    Poorly written paper earns UNC Chapel Hill student A-minus

    The University of North Carolina says that three independent experts in the field of adult literacy have finished a university-commissioned review of whistleblower Mary Willingham's research and found flaws in her claims that some athletes were readi...

  • Laurie Halse Anderson's 'Speak' turns 15

    Laurie Halse Anderson's Speak

    During 15 years of talking to high school students about sex and bullying, Laurie Halse Anderson has continued to get the same questions from boys: Why was the main character in her book, "Speak," so upset about what happened to her?

  • Billy Joel surprises NY school kids at tribute concert

    Billy Joel at school

    When a New York elementary school invited rock star Billy Joel to a tribute concert of his greatest hits, the last thing they expected was for him to actually show up.

  • Pennsylvania school stabbing: Why?

    Police car outside Franklin Regional Senior High School

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    A day after a Murrysville, Pennsylvania, teen allegedly rampaged through his high school's hallways, stabbing wildly with two kitchen knives, the first hints of a possible motive began to emerge.

    The attorney for 16-year-old Alex Hribal raised the spe...

  • Report: Shooting near Ohio school prompts lockdown

    Police badge


    A Columbus, Ohio, elementary school was locked down Thursday after a shooting on a street in front of the building, a school district spokesman told The Associated Press.

  • Who is teen stabbing suspect?

    Alex Hribal


    Described by his lawyer as "a typical young kid" who has "never been in trouble," Alex Hribal shocked the nation Wednesday when he allegedly went on a rampage at his high school in Murrysville, Pa., stabbing or slashing 20 students and a security officer.

  • Mass stabbing shatters peace in quiet enclave

    Pa school stabbing


    The peace of mind Paula Fisher sought for herself and her children when she left Pittsburgh nearly two decades ago was shattered outside Franklin Regional Middle School on Wednesday morning.

    "It was total chaos," Fisher said. "The kids weren't sure if...

  • Heroes abound in Pennsylvania school stabbing



    What do you do when terror comes to your hometown? When it walks down your school hallways and into classrooms, wielding two kitchen knives? When it leaves behind pain, suffering, chaos?

    If you're students and staff at Franklin Regional Senior High Sc...

  • College savings gap widens between rich and poor

    Piggy bank, graduation, college savings

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    A growing divide is forming among college savers. While many middle and upper-class families are saving more for college, lower income families are still struggling to save anything at all.

    Nearly three-quarters of families earning $100,000 a year or...

  • Teen in Pa. school stabbing charged as adult

    Murrysville school stabbing vigil

    REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

    A teenage boy wielding two kitchen knives went on a stabbing rampage at his high school in Murrysville, Pa., early Wednesday, before being tackled by an assistant principal, authorities said.

  • Has the prom spending bubble burst?

    Prom corsages


    Has the prom bubble burst? Fueled by everything from designer gowns to oversized limos, prom spending had been on the rise in recent years -- even amid a struggling economy. But this year, some prom-goers may be reining it in.

  • College professor pranked by pregnancy test

    College professor prank

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    This may just be the best classroom prank ever.

  • Rights group: School won't let Latino enroll


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    An Alabama public high school declined to enroll a 17-year-old Latino student twice "simply because he was born in Mexico," the Southern Poverty Law Center said Tuesday.

  • Colleges with the best bang for your buck

    Harvey Mudd College

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    Tuition and student debt levels are soaring. So which schools provide the best return on your investment? These six topped Payscale's list.

  • Public vs. private school: Why the judgment?

    School students desks classroom

    By now, I am familiar with what I refer to as "the look."

  • Why schools are ditching traditional grades

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    Schools around North America are trying to replace traditional report card grids of letters and numbers with descriptive feedback about students' mastery of topics.

  • Georgia school hosts first integrated prom

    Prom wrist corsage

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    Last week, for the first time in decades, students from Wilcox County, Ga., attended a school sponsored-prom that was open to all students rather than a private, racially segregated prom.

  • Student goes 8 for 8 in Ivy League admissions


    A New York high school student has made it to the Elite Eight in a different sort of March Madness.

    Kwasi Enin of Shirley has been accepted by the eight Ivy League schools -- Harvard, Yale, Brown, Columbia, University of Pennsylvania, Dartmouth, Princ...

  • Student accepted to all 8 Ivy League schools

    Student accepted all Ivy League schools


    A New York teen has quite the decision before him after being accepted to all eight Ivy League schools.

  • Report: Asian kids are best problem solvers

    Asians, Asian Americans


    Children in Asian countries are on average better problem solvers than their European and American peers, according to a new study by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development.

  • Sandberg's latest: 'Lean In: For Graduates'

    Graduation, graduates, Harvard


    Women of the Class of 2014: You probably knew this already but Sheryl Sandberg wants you to "lean in" from the very beginning of your career.


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