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Computer security manager salary & career outlook

Learn more about computer security management, including notable education, earnings and employment trends.

41 percent of law school admissions officers have "Googled" applicants, survey finds

A new survey reveals that close to half of law school admissions officers say they've "Googled" an applicant, and 37 percent have looked an applicant up on Facebook or on another social networking site.

Health information coder salary & career outlook

Health information coders are helping streamline health care services through digitization and data processing. Learn more about career opportunities and health information coder salary 2010 information.

In-state tuition and fees up by 8.3 percent at public colleges, universities

According to the College Board, the rise in tuition and fees varies widely from state to state, with an increase of 21 percent in California, but only 2.5 percent in Connecticut.

Colleges greatly improve local economies, study finds

The results, according to the report, include faster population and economic growth, higher wages, increased worker productivity, and greater innovation.

Juvenile corrections officers salary & career outlook

Juvenile corrections officers play an important role in maintaining safety and security in juvenile corrections facilities. Job prospects are expected to be strong in this field from 2008 to 2018.

University of Chicago researchers uncover strategies for overcoming math anxiety

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

150+ communities commit to making early literacy a priority

A 2011 report found that poor children who don't read proficiently by 3rd grade are 13 times more likely not to finish high school than those students who are strong readers and haven't lived in poverty.

Airport baggage screener salary & career outlook

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

California community colleges get $6.9 million for mental health training

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.

Rankings of the most expensive colleges announced

While only one college had a total annual cost of more than $50,000 in 2007 when Campus Grotto's rankings were initiated, now 111 colleges do.

Arson investigator salary & career outlook

Find detailed salary information for arson investigators, as well as job outlook and training descriptions.

Minority students are disproportionately disciplined in schools, report finds

A report from the Civil Rights Project at UCLA suggests that the overuse of zero tolerance policies and other forms of discipline have a negative impact on student achievement.

Starting salary offers up by 6 percent for the class of 2011

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.

Medical billing supervisor salary & career outlook

If you're interested in a career as a medical billing supervisor, here's a closer look at career and educational requirements as well as information on what cities and states might be a good bet for employment.

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