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States where preschool is most popular

Nearly half of American children go to preschool, but attendance varies by state.

Where do students with college-educated parents do best in math?

A look at how high school students compare to their international peers.

Taking admissions tests, and not going to college

New data on students who take the ACT shows many end up forgoing school.

Publish, perish, or profit?

The high cost of academic research at business schools.

The STEM major that's popular with women

Most STEM majors are men, but one category has a lot more women majors.

Where a college degree is free

One state is offering an opportunity for free college to high school graduates.

What’s the techiest state in the country?

And no, it's not a trick question.

U.S. students outsmarted about money by foreign peers

Some countries are more financially literate than others.

Where students don’t last past the first year

A new study shows the drop-out rate among first-year college students is rising

How to pick the right school for your child

Parents in districts with “open enrollment” can have trouble picking a school.