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Technology continues to change the college classroom.

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

The process is intended to provide districts and schools with the flexibility to improve student achievement by raising standards while Congress works towards reauthorization.

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."

Still, only 11 percent of American adults say a student's behavior in class is primarily the teacher's responsibility.

The average mid-career salary for the top 20 schools is down by more than five percent from 2008.

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.

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