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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 rugged laptop for grades K-8

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

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

Chef Salary & Career Outlook

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

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

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

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

Phlebotomist Salary and Career Outlook

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

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

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

Portland Public Schools Move to Microsoft Cloud Platform

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

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

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

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

Chancellor of Ohio Board of Regents Resigns

Eric D. Fingerhut will step down on March 13, 2011.

Veterinary Technician Career - Schools, Salary & Outlook

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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