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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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Massage Therapist Salary & Career Outlook

Olivia DeWolfe |

A career in massage therapy offers the opportunity to help others attain health and well-being, maintain a flexible schedule, and earn a good wage. Learn more about the job outlook and salary potential for massage therapists in the United States.

New rugged laptop for grades K-8

Jeff Goldman |

The new rugged laptop from Intel and Lenovo is designed for use by students in grades K-8.

White House Hosts Conference on Bullying Prevention

Jeff Goldman |

Several initiatives were launched at the conference, including the Web site stopbullying.gov and two new Facebook tools.

Chef Salary & Career Outlook

Olivia DeWolfe |

Becoming a chef involves more than just great cooking. Find out what kind of traditional schooling or chef training online you'll need, and what industries, cities, and states hire the most chefs and pay the biggest salaries.

Computer Engineer Salary & Career Outlook

Laura Isaacs |

Computer engineers enjoy both solid job prospects and a lucrative salary. Get more information on the top computer engineering salaries and how to earn them.

Graphic Designer Salary & Career Outlook

Amelia Gray |

Learn more about working as a graphic designer, including popular careers, the cities where you can earn the highest salaries, and how online education can help you boost your earning potential in a field you love.

Schools Try Wakeup Calls for Chronically Tardy Students

Jeff Goldman |

Several schools across the U.S. are evaluating new ways to get tardy students to show up on time.

Phlebotomist Salary and Career Outlook

Maryalene LaPonsie |

You don't need to spend years at school to work in the health care field. Complete your phlebotomist training online and in no time, you'll be ready to enter a growing industry where the job prospects are plentiful.

State of Minnesota to Shut Down Online School

Jeff Goldman |

The Minnesota Department of Education says the BlueSky Online School has made 'major and repeated violations of state law.'

Ohio Senate Passes Bill Blocking Faculty Unions

Jeff Goldman |

The bill now goes to the House, which is expected to pass it.

Portland Public Schools Move to Microsoft Cloud Platform

Jeff Goldman |

Approximately 8,500 faculty and staff will start using Live@edu this fall, and high school students will follow during the 2011-12 school year.

UT Chancellor Warns Against Guns on Campus

Jeff Goldman |

Francisco Cigarroa says several groups have expressed concern that allowing the carrying of concealed handguns on campus will make schools less safe.

Providence School Board Fires All Teachers

Jeff Goldman |

The school board of Providence, R.I., took the action in order to provide the city with maximum flexibility in making budget decisions.

Harvard, Princeton Reinstate Early Admission

Jeff Goldman |

Both Ivy League schools will now offer non-binding early action programs.

Veterinary Technician Career - Schools, Salary & Outlook

Melissa Bullard |

Want to work with animals? Consider earning a two-year degree to become a veterinary technician, and become part of a career field that's growing much faster than the average.

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