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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.

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

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.

A new survey shows 26 percent of Americans believe a college education is not a good investment and 46 percent say it's more important to save for their own retirement than for a child's education.

According to the survey, more than 61 percent of college students who undertook a paid internship in the for-profit sector had a job offer at the time of graduation.

The grants will help six U.S. colleges and universities send more than 160 students to China over the next four years.

Thirty-seven percent of high school seniors surveyed said the current economy heavily or highly influenced where they chose to enroll.

Blackboard Collaborate offers Web, video and voice conferencing as well as presence, instant messaging and voice authoring.

The new Sallie Mae Insurance Services will offer tuition insurance, renters insurance and student health insurance.

The company is investing more than $1 million this year in its Student Leaders program.

Support builds for legislation seeking to repeal regulations establishing burdensome certification requirements for online schools and creating federal definition of "credit hour."

According to the National Association of Colleges and Employers, this is the third consecutive quarterly increase.

The plan is to publish a searchable directory of online education programs later this year.

In order to reach that goal, 75 percent of the workforce will have to have at least one year of college education.

The survey was conducted by Lauren McCartney, a student in the University of Alabama at Birmingham's Department of Psychology.

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