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What Are the Best 529 College-Savings Plans — Dollars and Sense

Earlier this week, the investment ratings firm Morningstar released their annual list of the year’s best 529 college-savings plans.

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Should Colleges Ban Hazing? — Survey of the Day

The stated goal of college fraternities and sororities is to promote brotherhood and sisterhood among their members. In many of these organizations, hazing of pledges is a technique that is used to build these bonds. Occasionally, though, this hazing gets out of hand, and a pledge is seriously injured or worse. So, should colleges ban hazing to protect their students?

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What Are the Most Expensive Colleges in America? — Dollars and Sense

The cost of higher education is getting, um, higher.

Campus Grotto recently released its annual list of the most expensive colleges in America and according to their statistics, the cost of attending just one year at the most expensive college hit a record high tuition this year at over $60,000.

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What Colleges Have the Lowest- and Highest-Paid Graduates? — Dollars and Sense

The dream of many college graduates—to earn a good-enough starting salary to pay off student loans without being rendered homeless or forced into starvation—comes easier or harder depending on where they graduate.

With that in mind, which American colleges offer the worst possible opportunity for a earning a decent entry-level salary, and which offer the best?

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SAT Scores Plummet As More Students Take the ACT

The average national scores on two out of the three sections of the SAT exam, which is the standardized test students take in order to get into college, trended down for the class of 2012.

That could have to do with the fact more students in the class of '12 took the rival ACT exam than the SAT this year, the first time that has ever happened.

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What Are the Most Educated Countries in the World?

The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) released its Education at a Glance 2012 report, and two of its conclusions jumped out at us: 1) countries that spend more on education tend to have more highly educated populations, and 2) the more educated you are, the more likely you are to be employed.

While that may not sound too surprising, it’s an important reminder of just how valuable education is in the current globalized economy—especially following a calamity like the 2008 financial collapse and subsequent recession that America is still ever-so-slowly recovering from.

Taken as a whole, the report is a good indicator of which countries are the most educated, and, helpfully, the OECD showed us how they made those determinations.

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Category: Education, World News
courtesy Sen. Gleason
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Gleason Asks Governor to Remove GISD Board Members

Senator John J. Gleason (D- Flushing) announced today that he has sent a letter to Governor Rick Snyder requesting the removal of Genesee Intermediate School District (GISD) board members Lawrence Ford and Paul Newman

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Mott Community College Celebrates New Degree Program with Launch Party

Mott Community College will be celebrating the its latest degree offering with a public party on Tuesday, October 2nd from 4:00 – 7:00 PM in the Event Center.

Beginning with the Fall 2012 semester, students at Mott may pursue an Associate in Fine Arts (AFA), with tracks in Music and Studio Art

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Schuette Launches 2012 Michigan Cyber Safety Initiative Program

On Wednesday, Attorney General Bill Schuette today visited CA Frost Environmental Science Academy to announce the launch of the 2012 Michigan Cyber Safety Initiative (CSI), a free internet safety program for students in kindergarten through eighth grade, offered by the Attorney General’s Office

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What Type of School Provides Kids with the Best Education? — Survey of the Day

Every child in the United States is entitled to a free public school education. However, according to a new survey from Gallup of 1012 adults, public schools rate lowest among all the education options children have.

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