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Are You Saving Too Much for your Kids’ College?

A graduate from New York University sits in the stands of Yankee Stadium, while wearing a mortarboard with a message on it, during a commencement ceremony in the Bronx borough of New York on May 21, 2014. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri
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By Chris Taylor NEW YORK (Reuters) – Parents these days are expected to pull off a financial Mission: Impossible. Cover the monthly bills, pay down debts, help elderly parents, save for retirement and for kids’ college costs, all with incomes that may have been flat for years. Facing such a demanding feat, here’s some advice…

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Massive Breach Exposes Hundreds of New SAT Questions

Thousands of tables are seen inside a hall at Asia-World Expo near Hong Kong Airport in Hong Kong, China October 2, 2015, one day before SAT examinations to be taken place. REUTERS/Bobby Yip
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By Renee Dudley BOSTON (Reuters) – Shortly after David Coleman took over as CEO in 2012, the College Board began redesigning its signature product, the SAT college entrance exam. The testing company also hired a consultancy to identify the risks associated with the monumental undertaking. Among the red flags that consultant Gartner Inc raised in…

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Texas Allows Guns in Under College Classrooms Under New Law

A student walks at the University of Texas campus in Austin, Texas, U.S. on June 23, 2016.  REUTERS/Jon Herskovitz/File Photo
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By Jon Herskovitz AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) – A new law went into effect in Texas on Monday that allows certain students to bring guns into classrooms, with supporters saying it could prevent mass shootings and critics saying the measure will endanger safety on campuses. The so-called state “campus carry” law allows people 21 and older…

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University of California May Curb ‘Study Abroad’ Program After Student Deaths

Sather Tower rises above the University of California at Berkeley campus in Berkeley, California, U.S. in this May 12, 2014 file photo.    REUTERS/Noah Berger/File Photo
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By Sharon Bernstein SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Reuters) – The University of California could curb some of its ‘study abroad’ programs as the deaths of two UC Berkeley students overseas in separate terrorist attacks over a period of two weeks raised questions about the safety of such education trips. The massive, 10-campus university, which sends thousands of…

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University of Texas Professors Sue to Block Guns in the Classroom

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By Jon Herskovitz AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) – Three University of Texas professors have filed a federal lawsuit to halt a state law that would allow holders of concealed handgun licenses to bring pistols into classrooms, saying the measure would have a devastating effect on academic discourse. The lawsuit, filed in U.S. district court in Austin…

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Clinton Offers Plan to Freeze Some College Debt, Cut Tuition

Hillary Clinton smiles during a campaign rally, where she received the endorsement of Barack Obama, in Charlotte, North Carolina, July 5, 2016. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
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(Reuters) – Democratic presidential contender Hillary Clinton on Wednesday proposed a temporary freeze on some student debt and the cutting of college tuition entirely for some families, focusing on an issue important to supporters of her rival Bernie Sanders. Clinton’s latest proposal includes a three-month moratorium for federal student loan payments and a new measure…

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College Costs Dip Slightly, But Still Cause Anxiety

Students take their seats for the diploma ceremony at the John F. Kennedy School of Government during the 361st Commencement Exercises at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts May 24, 2012.   REUTERS/Brian Snyder
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By Beth Pinsker NEW YORK (Reuters) – There is some good news for American parents terrified about the rising costs of college outstripping inflation and their investments: the average amount families spent on college actually went down last year. In the “How America Pays for College 2016,” a report from student lender Sallie Mae released…

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Start School Later to Prevent Sleep-Deprived Teens: US Doctors

A girl naps in the stands at the U.S. Open tennis tournament in New York August 27, 2012. REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi
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By Susan Kelly CHICAGO (Reuters) – The American Medical Association on Tuesday urged starting school later in the morning for teenagers so they can get enough sleep. In a new policy adopted on Tuesday, the AMA said middle and high schools should start at 8:30 a.m. at the earliest because research has shown that puberty…

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Europe’s 100 Most Innovative Universities

The library of the university KU Leuven "Katholieke Universiteit Leuven" is pictured in Leuven, Belgium, June 8, 2016. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir/File Photo
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By David Ewalt (Reuters) – At first glance, the most innovative universities in Europe don’t appear to have much in common. Some are Catholic schools, some are secular, others are state-run and some are private. One is 920 years old. Another has been an independent institution for less than a decade. They’re scattered across the…

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College Dorms a New Front in US Battle Over Transgender Rights

A gender-neutral bathroom is seen at the University of California Irvine campus in Irvine, California, United States on September 30, 2014. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson/File Photo
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By Scott Malone BOSTON (Reuters) – As lawmakers across the United States battle over whether to allow transgender Americans to use public restrooms that match their gender identities, universities are scrambling to ensure that dorms meet federal standards. At a time of year when the nation’s 2,100 residential colleges and universities are sorting out student…

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