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Concerns linger after ‘final’ Harvard cheating scandal announcement

As Harvard sought to bookend its massive cheating investigation with an announcement last Friday, students implicated in the scandal said the new information raised more questions than it answered.

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Editorial: Grades should be based on quality of work, not attendance

It would be hard to state our favorite movie of the 1980s. A leading contender on any list, however, surely is “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.”

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Can Michelle Rhee save American education?

Michelle Rhee is a lightning rod. Gwen Samuels, a former Head Start teacher and current education activist in Connecticut, knows what it is like to stand too close.

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Editorial: Fisher v. U. Texas – What’s at stake

The Supreme Court will begin hearing oral arguments Wednesday on Fisher v. U. Texas at Austin, a case that will re-examine the issue of affirmative action in the college admissions process.

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Harvard scandal raises questions at other universities

Allegations of unprecedented cheating on a recent final exam has put Harvard University, and other schools, in a difficult position.

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Penn State receives accreditation warning

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education issued Penn State President Rodney Erickson an accreditation warning on Aug. 8, according to a press release issued by the university.

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UCF ranked No. 1 least rigorous school

U. Central Florida was ranked No. 1 least rigorous school in Newsweek’s recently released 2012 Best Colleges list. The list of the 25 least rigorous colleges included a list of schools where students found the workload easiest when normalized by the aptitude of the student body.

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Column: Personal Finance 101

As the members of the Class of 2012 received their diplomas in June, they faced a job market with a 9.4 percent unemployment rate for degree holders and were expected to receive lower starting wages compared to those who graduated a decade ago, according to the Economic Policy Institute.

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Study shows extended stay in college may affect students’ post-graduate paycheck

A study conducted by U. Tennessee’s Center for Business and Economic Research found that students who were able to complete bachelor’s degrees within four years will make between $5,800 and $6,200 more than those who completed the same degree in six years.

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