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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.

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.

The grants represent the first installment in the Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training program.

New waiver program will enable states to develop alternative accountability plans to ensure schools are producing college- and career-ready graduates.

A study by the Thomas B. Fordham Institute has found that many high-achieving students don't sustain their elite performance.

This new nonprofit is intended to advance technologies that can transform both teaching and how children, teens and adults learn.

Within the court system, alternative dispute resolution coordinators -- commonly called mediators -- play an integral role in keeping the peace between conflicting parties. What's more, these professionals earn good salaries and benefit from a promising job outlook.

Only 43 percent of college-bound seniors met the SAT College and Career Readiness Benchmark. Learn more about the class of 2011 SAT scores here.

Researchers report that a low-cost media campaign could help nearly 10 percent of students sleep better.

According to the Pew Research Center, more women than men also say college helped them grow intellectually and mature as a person.

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

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.

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.

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

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

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