On Education


May 2008


Med School Gets Cheaper for Some

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A growing number of medical schools are offering free or reduced-cost degrees. The Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine is waiving tuition for all its future students. The University of Central Florida will pay all tuition and living expenses for the entering class of its new medical school.

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medical school
tuition

Pizza Parties Lead to Better Grades

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Do rewards such as pizza parties for kids who pass state tests really help students learn? A researcher at Stanford University collected data from nearly 200 charter schools in 17 states and found that, in a majority of cases, they do.

According to the study, schools that use rewards saw reading ...

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Stanford University

More Changes Ahead for the GRE Test

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What does it take to excel in grad school? Critics of standardized testing have long complained that the Graduate Record Exam doesn't measure some of the other essential ingredients for grad school success. The Educational Testing Service plans to address those concerns by introducing a new GRE ...

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GRE

Education Reacts to Senator Kennedy's Illness

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U.S. Secretary of Education Margaret Spellings hasn't always seen eye to eye with Sen. Ted Kennedy. Neither has President Bush, whose relationship with the Massachusetts Democrat soured after passage of the No Child Left Behind law. At various times and very publicly, Kennedy has accused the Bush ...

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Spellings, Margaret
Kennedy, Ted
education
No Child Left Behind
Bush administration
Department of Education

How Three High Schools Improved in Math

A new report from the nonprofit WestEd group and the Gates Foundation for more details shows how three high schools have boosted their math scores and their reputations.

Interlake High School in Bellevue, Wash., had a 49 percent passing rate on the state's math assessment in 2003. But more recently ...

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high school
math