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Jordan Belfort is an over-the-top swindler with no off switch in Martin Scorsese's "The Wolf of Wall Street."
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Jennifer Gratz bristled when reports last week compared her University of Michigan fight with that of a young woman's from Detroit.
Americans tell themselves that anything is possible when it comes to self-improvement, obscuring the truth that the privileged benefit from parental investment, strategic behavior, and simple capture of the institutions, like corporate boards, that hand out the money.
This undated handout photo provided by the El Paso County Sheriff's Office on Aug. 1, 2011 shows Lorenzo Garcia.
Louisiana lawmakers are entering the second half of their three-month regular legislative session, which must end by June 2. BUDGET: Gov. Bobby Jindal proposed a $25 billion budget for the 2014-15 fiscal year that begins July 1. It would put new dollars into education, health care and state worker pay raises.
Superintendent of Education Mick Zais sent a letter to state Board of Education members informing them of the move - after he learned he had the unilateral authority to do make it, PostAndCourier.com reports.
There was no question among the leaders at Lakewood Camping Resort that when it came time to add some amenities to the campground, a water park was going to be first on the list.
The days of memorizing arcane, recondite vocabulary words might be ending for high school students who will take a redesigned SAT in two years.
Mississippi is reworking its rating system for school districts and high schools after federal officials demanded the ratings put more weight on high school graduation.
State lawmakers concluded a session Thursday in which they approved measures to allow folks to buy wine in grocery stores, fight methamphetamine production and give high school graduates free tuition at community colleges.
Last Sunday's story, " From Slipping Through the Cracks to the College Track ," noted that despite our brainy national image, Washington state has shockingly low college-going rates compared to the rest of the country.
She has been attending an after-school ACT preparation class and other activities since January.
Key Republicans banded with Democrats to vote down House Bill 2291, which would have made another 100,000 to 120,000 low-income students eligible for the Arizona Empowerment Scholarship Accounts program.
Indiana's high school graduation rate saw little change last school year, while Fort Wayne Community Schools reported a marked increase, according to figures released by the Indiana Department of Education on Wednesday.
Education Superintendent John White says a continued push to try to keep Louisiana from using tests associated with the Common Core education standards are creating "a state of chaos" for public school teachers.
The Syracuse Teachers Association today challenged the way the State Education Department set growth scores for students who took last April's standardized tests, filing a lawsuit charging the state failed to adequately take into account the effects of poverty and, as a result, wrongly penalized teachers who work with the most disadvantaged ... (more)