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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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Approximately 8,500 faculty and staff will start using Live@edu this fall, and high school students will follow during the 2011-12 school year.

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.

Both Ivy League schools will now offer non-binding early action programs.

Eric D. Fingerhut will step down on March 13, 2011.

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.

The Louisiana Supreme Court has blocked an effort to separate Newcomb College from Tulane.

The nonpartisan center is intended to advance the national conversation regarding civility in public debate.

A new report from the American Association of University Professors offers recommendations on safeguarding academy inquiry from political intrusion.

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.

Scott Walker wants to repeal a law giving University of Wisconsin faculty and academic staff the right to collectively bargain.

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

According to FinAid, the cuts would make 1.7 million students ineligible for Pell Grants.

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