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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.

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.

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.

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.

A quarter of grad students are likely to consider a career outside of science purely due to the potential constraints on their family lives.

According to a SimpliFi survey, 62 percent expect their children to share the responsibility of paying for college.

The rankings, which also include Best Professors (Wellesley), Best Career Services (Univ. of Fla) and many others,  have been published at The Princeton Review's Web site and in its guidebook, "The Best 376 Colleges: 2012 Edition."

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.

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

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

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