Recent education articles on Associated Content by Yahoo

Barely two weeks into the school year and already, Atlanta schools are wrought with scandal and serious issues.
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Campus Federal Credit Union helps LSU students get financial footing Read more

A recent survey by Capital One Bank revealed that "nearly half of all high school seniors polled say they are unsure or uncertain about their ability to manage their banking and personal finances." This is quite alarming considering the fact that they will likely be handling college and personal finances on their own in just a few short months.

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Harvard financial aid helps 70% of students there Read more

A Forbes story makes it painfully clear that getting into Harvard University is a feat that only the most dedicated students can achieve. Tips for getting into Harvard include things like reading a top list of books for college admission, getting college counseling, taking expensive SAT Prep courses, and, if your child is a legacy, forking over some serious dough if you can't get Harvard financial aid.


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Federal government increases grants for disabled

On the 20th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Obama administration has announced $2.25 billion in federal grants to help disabled Americans move from hospitals and nursing centers back into their own homes. This money is granted as part of the recently passed health care reform bill.

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Tyler Perry Purchases $40 Million Atlanta Area Mansion for $7.6 Million

Tyler Perry purchased Pink Elephant in Johns Creek.  He plans to demolish and rebuild."How'd You Get So Rich"

Larry Dean Built a $32,000 square foot mega mansion for $40 million in the early 90's. After overspending on the house, and getting a divorce (followed by three more divorces), he ran out of cash that he had made in the software business. Mr. Dean put the home up for sale in 1994, and there is sat, feeling like a prisoner of his own success. The house did not sell through the 1996 Olympics house buying frenzy. The house did not sell during the real-estate boom... or bust. There was however, a reported bite from Michael Jackson that never went through. You may have seen this home in on Joan River's TV show, where his fortune is claimed to be built out of sausage and bacon... perhaps he did that after making his first fortune in software?

PhD scholarships available all over the world

To be a candidate for PhD study takes high intelligence, great initiative, and dedication. The same can be said for securing a PhD scholarship. PhD scholarships are not offered as widely as bachelor and master's degree offerings, which can be discouraging for students accepted into PhD programs who don't also receive information about scholarship money.

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Dorm decor for less: Back-to-school privacy that isn't pricey

Dorm living can prove challenging, especially the living-with-strangers part. But take it from those who have gone before: There are stylish ways to divide the space without being divisive. And it doesn't have to cost a lot.


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Grants for women increasing with $27.5 million award

Considering the fact that women outnumber men in U.S. colleges, and in the U.S. workforce, it might be difficult to understand that grants for women are still a great necessity in this country and worldwide. "Women are under-served and overlooked, and suffer continuously from unfair practices such as gender discrimination, gender...
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iPad changing what's in a campus store

A Fortune Magazine article warns that universities should hate the iPad as it will infringe on profits in the campus store. The University of California, San Diego, is going the other way. Its campus store stocks not only textbooks and collegiate gear, but runs a green grocer, a convenience store, sells computers and iPads, and does computer repair.


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In Arizona, immigration law worries minority students

Educators in Arizona are expressing concern that the state's controversial identity-check law will discourage students of color from attending the state's colleges and universities. Many educators fear that the law -- which the federal government has sued to block -- may exacerbate a trend documented in a recent report to Congress, which found that escalating costs are putting higher education and minority college grants beyond the reach of more and more low-income minority students


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Campus health plans step up to meet U.S. reforms

With passage of the Affordable Care Act on March 23, the United States healthcare system was reformed in an effort to make healthcare affordable to all. Some aspects of the health plan laws are set to go into effect later, but campus health centers across the nation are jumping the gun and requiring mandatory health care plans for the school year 2010-11. These healthcare plans are primarily for use at campus health centers.

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Campus Federal Credit Union helps LSU students get financial footing

A recent survey by Capital One Bank revealed that "nearly half of all high school seniors polled say they are unsure or uncertain about their ability to manage their banking and personal finances."

See full article from WalletPop: http://srph.it/9oggz4
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Recent Decorating Articles on AC

Many girls are lucky to be blessed with a fresh coat of paint and a bed. If you want your room more personalized these free decorating ideas for teen girls rooms should help you get started.
If you want to decorate your teen boy's room, but are short on funds, there are some awesome things you can do that won't cost you a thing.
If you love decorating then you will love what the free iPhone and iPad apps have to offer.
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Recent Homeschool and Education articles on AC

If you find yourself in a in a place where you cannot continue a traditional eduction, why not give homeschooling a try?



Should a parent homeschool because they fear for their child's safety in a school? Perhaps... Perhaps not.
While starting homeschooling in lower grades is a great way to give a child a good start, a great deal can be accomplished by starting homeschooling in high school.



Does homeschooling automatically make a parent a helicopter parent? Most homeschoolers would probably argue with that.



Parents CAN issue a homeschool diploma. It helps to back it up with a transcript and portfolio.



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