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At Schools.com, we connect students and prospective students with the right information, people and schools to help them advance in life. Here in our News section, we cover national education news and cover higher education topics and trends. Scroll through the archive for information on everything from policy to paychecks. To keep up-to-date, check back daily or follow @SchoolsEDU on Twitter.

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New York State publishes high school graduation rates

Jeff Goldman |

Statewide, 73.4 percent of the students who started ninth grade in 2006 graduated within four years.

New foundation launched to improve safety of study abroad programs

Jeff Goldman |

The ClearCause Foundation was founded by Allen and Sheryl Hill, whose son Tyler died during a trip to Japan in 2007.

CollegeGrad.com Survey: Entry-level hires jump 22% from 2010 to 2011

Kenneth Corbin |

Despite a tepid economy and tight job market, the CollegeGrad.com Top Employers Survey 2011 shows a surge in entry-level hiring.

CollegeGrad.com Survey: top 5 employers for college-level grads

Kenneth Corbin |

We highlight the leaders in entry-level hires as revealed by the CollegeGrad.com Top Employers Survey 2011.

Study examines impact of mobile devices and tech on the college experience

Jeff Goldman |

Almost three quarters of the students surveyed said they wouldn't be able to study without the assistance of technology.

Harkin calls gainful employment rules a 'modest first step'

Kenneth Corbin |

Education Department gets first chance to defend new regs, while key senator vows legislation to strengthen federal student aid requirements for for-profit colleges.

Obama administration intros new regulations for career college programs

Jeff Goldman |

The regulations require the programs to better prepare students for gainful employment in order to get access to Federal student aid.

Clinical laboratory science professor salary & career outlook

Kay Easton |

Teach in the important and fast growing field of clinical laboratory science. Professors are in demand in disciplines that include health specialties, chemistry and biology. Find out which states and cities pay their professors top dollar.

DoE announces second round of grants for innovation in education

Jeff Goldman |

$150 million in funding is available to school districts and non-profit organizations that address any of five key areas of reform.

WGU report examines issues faced by community colleges

Jeff Goldman |

The report features interviews with 11 community college leaders from across the U.S.

Report: 8 key trends impacting community colleges

Michelle Megna |

Eleven administrators weigh in on eight key issues that community colleges are facing, including how to integrate technology on campus and how to keep students on a successful path to college completion.

Georgetown report lists highest-paid and lowest-paid college majors

Jeff Goldman |

A Georgetown University study examines the difference in earning potential between 171 college majors in 15 categories.

IBM donates computing cluster to N.Y. college

Jeff Goldman |

According to Union College, the 88-server cluster will give the school the greatest computing capability of any undergraduate liberal arts college in the country.

University of Houston launches online master's program in higher education

Jeff Goldman |

The program is designed to meet the needs of working professionals, with all courses taught completely online.

HMH competition looks for ways to transform education

Jeff Goldman |

Ideas can be submitted online for a chance to win up to $100,000.

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