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By Alexander Russo — April 11, 2007 1 min read
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College freshman not ready, study says San Diego Union-Tribune
Professors believe high school teachers should cover fewer topics with more depth to prepare students for college.

Financial Aid Officers Benefit from Student Loans, Probe Reveals PBS
Financial aid officers at several high-profile colleges were put on leave after a probe revealed that they were receiving stock options, kickbacks and all-expense-paid trips from a preferred student loan lender.

Troubled Schools Turn Around by Shrinking NPR
Whatever the odds, Northwestern High School and others like it must embrace change. Baltimore hopes this will be the last year for its remaining comprehensive high schools.

School Records on Special English Classes Are Called Works of Fiction by Critics NYT
A high school in the Bronx is said to have failed to offer the required classes in English as a second language to immigrant children.

DNA shows Larry Birkhead is baby’s dad Boston Globe
“I told you so!” the late Playboy Playmate’s former boyfriend said Tuesday upon emerging from a closed court hearing.

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