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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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Obama delivers commencement address at Memphis high school

Booker T. Washington High School was named last week as the winner of the 2011 Race to the Top High School Commencement Challenge.

Chronicle of Higher Education examines the digital campus

A special report looks at the ways faculty members, administrators and students are leveraging new and evolving technologies.

Yale University to share cultural catalog online for free

More than 250,000 images of items from Yale's museums, archives and libraries can already be viewed online.

Industrial/organizational psychology professor salary & career outlook

Industrial/organizational psychology professors teach others about the behavior of people within the workplace and conduct research to learn more about workplace dynamics.

NCSA study says schools aren't preparing students for life online

The study found that U.S. schools aren't sufficiently prepared to teach students basic online safety, security and ethics.

Imagine America Foundation honors student-soldiers

The LDRSHIP Award recipients, each of whom will receive up to $2,500, are recognized for remarkable achievements both as students and as soldiers in the U.S. Military.

ISA launches study abroad app for iPhone

The free mobile app provides students with a searchable catalog for all of International Study Abroad's programs.

Online-Education.net awards second annual scholarship

Georgia Doucette, a student at Bates College in Lewiston, Maine, received a $2,000 scholarship for her essay about Hillary Swank's character in the film "Freedom Writers."

Rasmussen College announces new degree programs for mobile app developers

The programs offer specialized coursework in mobile application design and programming.

Department of Education announces Green Ribbon Schools award

The award will recognize schools for energy conservation, creating healthy learning spaces, and teaching environmental literacy.

AP/Viacom survey: money a big factor in young adults' school, career choices

Many survey respondents say they expect their lives to be harder than their parents' lives.

AP/Viacom survey: young adults see social media as key for jobs, education

The majority of survey respondents say social networking sites are a good or excellent way to make connections that will help with a future career.

AP/Viacom survey: young adults say education system doesn't understand them

Many young adults are exploring less traditional approaches to education, such as internships and self-directed curricula.

Young people remain optimistic about higher education, AP/Viacom survey says

A recent study found that while financial concerns remain a significant issue, young adults are generally optimistic about the future.

New way to rate schools in Los Angeles Unified School District

"Academic Growth over Time" is a new measurement of school success, which has been implemented by the Los Angeles Unified School District. School ratings will be based on the progress of individual students.

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