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12 Ways to Tell That Student Loan Interest Payments Are Getting Too High

If you’re still carrying the huge financial burden of a student loan, chances are you’re trying to decide between living in a home with running electricity and lights or something more substantial than a jar of lukewarm mayonnaise in the fridge.

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Student Loan Interest Rates Could Double

Taking on any amount of debt can be scary, but for college students who rely on student loans to pay their tuition and fees, a possible hike in interest rates could make their debt situation even scarier.

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Controversy Erupts After Father Secretly Tapes Teachers Verbally Abusing Autistic Son [VIDEO]

Confused by reports that his autistic son had suddenly become violent at school, New Jersey dad Stuart Chaifetz made the child wear a recording device in an attempt get to the bottom of things. Shockingly, he discovered that a teacher and a teacher’s aide were verbally abusing learning-disabled children at Horace Mann Elementary School in the town of Cherry Hill.

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Ravalli County Bans Unvaccinated From School

Ravalli County health officials trying to stop a whooping cough outbreak are banning all unimmunized students from schools in Corvallis and Victor until May 13.

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Recent College Graduates Having a Ridiculously Tough Time Finding Work

As the debate rages over whether getting a college degree is worth the money, a new set of statistics is giving many people pause — seems half of recent college grads are either jobless or underemployed in positions that don’t fully use their skills and knowledge.

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Actors, Artists Aim to Turn Around Failing Schools

Sarah Jessica Parker, Kerry Washington and Forest Whitaker are signing up for a new initiative with the Obama administration to adopt failing schools and help turn them around by integrating arts education throughout the schools.

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Graduation Matters Carnival, May 31st – June 3rd [EVENT]

In an effort to continue meeting graduation goals in the Missoula school district, Superintendent Denise Juneau has spearheaded Graduation Matters Montana. This local organization is on a mission to ensure that students in Montana state graduate and advance towards college and real-world professions.

According to their website, 65% of all Montana high schoolers are part of their community’s Graduation Matters program. That is 27,991 students! And in celebration, Townsquare Media is honoring graduates, along with their families and friends with a unique and exciting 3 days of fun:

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When is High School Graduation in The Missoula Area?

Many of us would agree that our high school days were without a doubt the most exciting days of our young lives. High school was where we made our first friends, joined a sports team, challenged our own knowledge, and went through our first trials and tribulations in social scenarios. And it’s with all of these fantastic memories that we can’t help but feel good for the newest batch of students who have literally passed the tests to get where they are now. So, the question is:

When do high school seniors in the Missoula area graduate in 2012?

These Missoula County Public Schools, as well as surrounding area school graduation dates were approved by both the Board of Trustees at their February 2012 meeting, and superintendents in the rural counties near Missoula.

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Is Getting a College Degree Worth the Money? — Dollars and Sense

As college tuition and contributions to college savings funds rise, experts are again examining the value of higher education and wondering if the cost is a good investment in someone’s future.

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Newest Mensa Inductee Has 159 IQ and Is… 4 Years Old?

What were you doing when you were 4? If you were anything like us, you spent your days trying to keep up with the complex plots of ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.’

Four-year-old Heidi Hankins from Winchester, England, however, taught herself how to read at a rapid pace, complete basic arithmetic and even draw accurate pictures of people. Her latest IQ test gave her a score of 159.

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