College and career information for students

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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Francisco Cigarroa says several groups have expressed concern that allowing the carrying of concealed handguns on campus will make schools less safe.

The school board of Providence, R.I., took the action in order to provide the city with maximum flexibility in making budget decisions.

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.

Considering engineering? If this field appeals to you, make sure to look into petroleum engineering, which the Bureau of Labor Statistics lists as one of the highest-paying engineering specialties.

Electrical engineer salaries vary based on training and experience. Learn how electrical engineer training online can help you land a top salary.

The university has announced plans for a $4,600 reduction in tuition, fees, and room and board for the 2011-2012 school year.

The fund will support medical research and academic programs at the university, as well as a wide range of charitable projects nationwide.

The latest fashion industry reports show that fashion designers with formal training are preferred by employers. Find out how fashion design online classes can help you achieve your career goals in this exciting field.

Are you interested in an active and rewarding career as a personal trainer? Check out education requirements, job duties, and the average personal trainer salary in 2009.

Discover the latests counselor salary information and see how earning a degree can increase your earning potential in this important field.

Do you have a passion for teaching? If you'd like to combine it with the most attractive salary in the teaching world, then teaching at the post-secondary (or college) level is the best bet for you. You will have to invest a significant amount of time to obtain a Ph.D. in your field, but you can look forward to a tenure-track position, an attractive salary, and paid sabbaticals.

Research career possibilities as a structural engineer, including job duties, salary potential, and how to get structural engineer training online.

New technological solutions in special education, such as the new section of the App Store, can help all learners, not just those with special needs.

If you enjoy helping others in a health care setting, take advantage of burgeoning employment opportunities by becoming a medical assistant. Learn more about medical assistant training and salary information.

Becoming an iPhone app developer means learning the latest trends and tools. Find out how much you can earn and how to train for this cutting-edge career.

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