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Wendy Duggan was the salutatorian of her high school, but she found herself struggling during her first semester at the University of Missouri at Kansas City.
"Welcome to Cornell!" begins the letter. "We are delighted to welcome you to the university. We thought some information might be of help as you take steps to become a full-fledged member of the Cornell community."
The low rates of inflation and slow economic growth that have characterized the 1990's mean parents should start saving as early as possible for their children's education, an investment analyst warns in a new book published by the College Board.
In approving a $189 billion tax-cut bill last week, the House completed work on all the items in the Republican "Contract With America," just in time to meet the leadership's self-imposed 100-day deadline.
Only a year after boasting of its creation of a new computer-administered admission test, the Educational Testing Service was forced last December to suspend temporarily its administration of the computerized version of the Graduate Record Examination, the test used for admission to most of the nation's graduate schools.
School leadership has two faces. Its public face is all about change, challenge, and competence. Like the job listings, the talk and the writing in the field rhapsodize about the new: new potential for innovation, new paradigms for practice, new lists of skills for leaders.
FOUNDATION SUPPORT: Coverage of specific topics in Education Week is supported in part by grants from the Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the CME Group Foundation, the Carnegie Corporation of New York, the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation, the Joyce Foundation, the NoVo Foundation, the Noyce Foundation, the Raikes Foundation, the Wallace Foundation, and the Walton Family Foundation. The newspaper retains sole editorial control over the content of the articles that are underwritten by the foundations. Additional grants in support of Editorial Projects in Education’s data journalism and video capacity come from the Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust and the Schott Foundation for Public Education. (Updated 1/1/2017)

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