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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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$4.6M to Fund Private School Scholarships in Montana

A Bozeman businessman has pledged $4.6 million so that Montana children from poor and moderate-income families can attend private schools.

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Parents Are Taking Out Student Loans for Kindergarten

Parents taking out a crippling loan to ensure that their child has a good education is nothing new. However, they usually wait until the child is in a grade that doesn’t have a finger painting class before they start slowly going into debt. 

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Higher Education Needs Reform

The President would like the nation to "invest" in higher education, I think the system needs an overhaul if we want to keep the money from going to waste.

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Study Rates Montana’s Higher Education Numbers [Audio]

The Lumina foundation recently published a report called "A Stronger Nation Through Higher Education." The Director of State Policy for the Lumina Foundation, Elizabeth Gutierrez spoke with KGVO news about the Nation's progress and Montana's progress in particular.

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Senior Citizens Are Stuck with $36 Billion in Student Loans — Dollars and Sense

While educational debt is generally thought to be the problem of younger people, new data from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York reveals a startling fact: Americans ages 60 and over collectively owe $36 billion in student loans.

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Montana’s Graduation Rate Shows Slight Improvement

The percentage of Montana students who graduate from high school has risen over the past decade, though state officials say the dropout rate remains a problem they hope to cut in half in the next two years.

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High School Students Play a Real Life ‘Hunger Games’

When the ‘Harry Potter‘ franchise was all the rage, some students brought the fictional game of Quidditch to life, even giving the sport a league of its own. With the impending release of the next big teen franchise, ‘The Hunger Games,’ a high school in Connecticut has created a real life version of the game — minus the ‘battle-to-your-death’ part. And would you believe it’s being hosted by the school’s library?

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Missoula Spelling Champ Crowned

Some might argue that the advent of spell-check has made the ability to spell about as relevant as a hardbound dictionary.

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