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Budget standoffs in three states result in government shutdowns

Jul 3, 2017
Illinois isn't the only state with budget woes.
A view of the New Jersey State House, the area's capitol building.
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The Common Application gets an update

May 29, 2017
The application used by thousands of high school students to apply to colleges is going to get a new version, one that tailors to a large but under-recognized portion of the student population. The Common Application will roll out an updated transfer version next year that tailors to students such as parents with children who […]

Gap years: just for the rich?

Oct 19, 2016
Taking time off between high school and college is becoming increasingly popular.
A view of Harvard University.
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Why perseverance and curiosity are just as important as 'academic' skills

May 24, 2016
Writer Paul Tough joins us to talk about his new book "Helping Children Succeed: What Works and Why."
Skills instilled during early childhood are crucial for long-term success, writer Paul Tough says.
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For working parents, summer break is no vacation

May 23, 2016
With school out, what to do with the kids is a constant dilemma.
Wanda Gomez registers voters outside a grocery store during her sons’ spring break. Her sons say “Today is a pool day,” but Gomez has to work.
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Irish pharma firm offers overdose drugs to schools

May 2, 2016
The overdose drug Narcan keeps people alive until emergency services arrive.
Adapt Pharma is offering a free carton of Narcan Nasal Spray to all high schools in the U.S.
Image via Adapt Pharma

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Employers shying away from hiring teens for the summer

Sep 7, 2015
With schools starting mid-August, how are seasonal employers keeping jobs filled?

Generation Z talks college and money

May 29, 2015
Four John Marshall High School seniors are skeptical about the future job market.

Teens come up with solutions to keep kids in school

Jun 27, 2013
High school students in New York City are tackling the problem of kids skipping school.