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  • Mary Washington begins $50m fundraising campaign

    The University of Mary Washington is seeking to raise $50 million in private funds for scholarships, restoration of the campus amphitheater and other initiatives.

  • Immigrant advocates make push for tuition break

    Immigrant advocates are asking Florida Gov. Rick Scott to employ more political muscle to convince state lawmakers to pass a bill allowing thousands of youths living in the country illegally to pay in-state tuition for the state's colleges.

  • Indiana panel to host public forums on education

    Indiana residents will get a chance to weigh in on strategies for improving the state's education, job skills training and career development during several upcoming forums.

  • In this photo taken Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013, Dara Van Antwerp, the school resource officer at Panther Run Elementary School Pembroke Pines, Fla. walks the hallways of the school where she teaches in the Gang Resistance And Drug Education (GRADE) program in the Fort Lauderdale suburb. The armed school resource office will be permanently stationed on campus despite the decline in crime in this middle-class community. The decision comes in the wake of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Connecticut. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

    Florida House passes bill to allow guns in schools

    Under the legislation, the armed officials would have to be former or current law enforcement officers or former or current military officers. They would be required to pass background screening, possess a concealed weapon license, and annually participate in active shooter training and firearm proficiency training.

  • Fewer low-income students graduate Mass. schools

    Massachusetts has one of the highest high school graduation rates in the United States, but low-income students disproportionality lag behind.

  • Michigan graduation rate remains below US average

    Michigan's 76 percent rate for high school graduation is below the national average, and the Detroit Public Schools rate is even lower.

  • Graduation rate remains below national average

    Michigan's high school graduation rate continues to lag below the national average and the Detroit Public Schools rate is even lower, placing in the bottom half of comparable city districts, a national report found.

  • College student injured after fall from window

    Vermont State Police say a Green Mountain College student has been injured after falling from a dormitory window.

  • Suffolk to evaluate tenured professors

    Suffolk University is making the unusual move of subjecting tenured professors to performance reviews, a measure being protested by some faculty and a national organization of academics.

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