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Class Struggle: April 5, 2009 - April 11, 2009

The Money Myth in Improving Schools

Hard battles lost long ago leave a mark. (The worst for me was the 1973 Super Bowl.) University of California at Berkeley professor W. Norton Grubb, for instance, still replays the 1971 Serrano v. Priest decision by the California Supreme...

By Washington Post editors  |  April 10, 2009; 3:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Trends  
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Admissions 101: What's the right college for the 'no-schooled'?

In Admissions 101, Jay is discussing "no schoolers": Fairfax County, Va., parent Laurel Summerfield recently told me the story of her four children, aged 18, 17, 16 and 14, who, for the last nine years, have been unschooled -- that...

By Washington Post Editors  |  April 7, 2009; 11:11 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
Categories:  Admissions 101  | Tags: home school, no school  
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You've Been Wait-Listed. Here's What You Do Now.

Are you stuck on a college waiting list? Frustrating, isn't it? You feel disrespected, unlucky. But you are not alone. Some selective schools send more wait-list letters than acceptance letters. This year's economic uncertainties might produce the largest number...

By Washington Post Editors  |  April 6, 2009; 8:44 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Metro Monday  | Tags: college, waitlist  
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