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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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Salaries for skin care specialists vary based on region, with the largest American cities generally offering the top wages. Find out about average salaries and how much this career is expected to grow.

Discover what it takes to become a home health aide, including notable career, salary and education trends.

 

From personal protection to business surveillance, armed guards provide their clients with peace of mind. Discover how much you can expect to earn with a career in this growing field.

Find detailed information on security guard supervisor salaries, as well as training requirements and the job outlook for this career.

According to the study's authors, the reason women don't tend to stick to engineering comes down to women's lack of 'professional role confidence.'

Handling the emotional aspect of math anxiety, the researchers say, seems to be far more important than simply improving a student's mathematical skills.

Airport baggage screeners play an important role in safe air travel. Find detailed salary and career outlook information for this career.

The money will be used over a three-year period for faculty and staff training on student mental health issues, suicide prevention, and peer-to-peer services.

The overall average salary offer to a bachelor's degree graduate rose from $48,288 for the class of 2010 to $51,171 for the class of 2011.

The grants represent the first installment in the Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training program.

New waiver program will enable states to develop alternative accountability plans to ensure schools are producing college- and career-ready graduates.

A study by the Thomas B. Fordham Institute has found that many high-achieving students don't sustain their elite performance.

This new nonprofit is intended to advance technologies that can transform both teaching and how children, teens and adults learn.

Within the court system, alternative dispute resolution coordinators -- commonly called mediators -- play an integral role in keeping the peace between conflicting parties. What's more, these professionals earn good salaries and benefit from a promising job outlook.

Only 43 percent of college-bound seniors met the SAT College and Career Readiness Benchmark. Learn more about the class of 2011 SAT scores here.

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