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Hall Passes, Buses, Lunch Duty: What If The Principal Could Focus On Achievement?

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There are conflicting theories as to what led an Education Department official to quit — and where it leaves those depending on or paying off student aid. Saul Loeb/Getty Images hide caption

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Goodwill Helps 43-Year-Old Finally Get Her High School Diploma

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Preschool, A State-By-State Update

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Lessons From The Nation's Oldest Voucher Program

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For Families With Special Needs, Vouchers Bring Choices, Not Guarantees

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Can't Pay Your Student Loans? The Government May Come After Your House

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