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Report: 30 percent of all college students take courses online

In 2010, 6.2 million students were enrolled in online education courses--a number that accounts for 30 percent of all post-secondary enrollments.

ACT exam results show gradual improvement in college and career readiness

Twenty-five percent of the graduates of the class of 2011 who took the exam met or exceeded all four of the ACT College Readiness Benchmarks.

Poll finds higher education offers wide range of benefits to grads in Utah

Utah poll shows people with a post-secondary degree or certificate earn more money, live happier lives and are a bigger benefit to their community than those with no education beyond high school.

Study ties bullying to lower high school test scores

Researchers found that scores on standardized tests were between 3 percent and 6 percent lower in schools where students reported a severe bullying climate.

Poll finds dining programs affect students' choice of college

Forty-four percent of respondents said their college's dining program was at least somewhat important in deciding where to enroll.

Electronic voting technology improving education?

Technology continues to change the college classroom.

Science professors say their careers prevent them from having more kids

A quarter of grad students are likely to consider a career outside of science purely due to the potential constraints on their family lives.

Obama administration initiates reform of No Child Left Behind

The process is intended to provide districts and schools with the flexibility to improve student achievement by raising standards while Congress works towards reauthorization.

Survey: Most parents aren't saving for their kids' college

According to a SimpliFi survey, 62 percent expect their children to share the responsibility of paying for college.

The Princeton Review names Ohio University top party school in the U.S.

The rankings, which also include Best Professors (Wellesley), Best Career Services (Univ. of Fla) and many others,  have been published at The Princeton Review's Web site and in its guidebook, "The Best 376 Colleges: 2012 Edition."

Survey: 68 percent of U.S. adults say discipline in public schools is too lax

Still, only 11 percent of American adults say a student's behavior in class is primarily the teacher's responsibility.

Survey: Careers in academia less lucrative than recent years

The average mid-career salary for the top 20 schools is down by more than five percent from 2008.

CEP report finds no clear benefit from school vouchers

The report also notes that the scope of voucher programs and proposals has recently broadened beyond serving just low-income families to serving middle- and higher-income families.

Healthcare costs on the rise at colleges and universities

The median annual plan premiums rose to $5,868 for employee-only coverage, and to $16,388 for employee plus family coverage.

Study: Nearly 60% of Texas public school students suspended or expelled

A study that followed almost a million Texas public school students for more than six years showed that almost 60 percent were suspended or expelled.

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