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States chose to enact deep cuts to public higher education funding instead of raising taxes, potentially harming both state economies and education quality, a new report from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities finds.

MICHIGAN -- An overhaul of the current education system is in the making: students are in a generation undergoing an education revolution.


Mental Health
A government survey of parents says 1 in 50 U.S. schoolchildren has autism, surpassing another federal estimate for the disorder.

Alexandria-based National Center for Missing & Exploited Children partners with the Cal Ripken Sr. Foundation to vet the issue of protecting child athletes from sexual abuse.

Latino youth look to help address complexities of mental health.


Child Welfare
Low-income parents who receive federal child care subsidies are more satisfied with their child care than those who don't receive such help, according to a recent study.

MARYLAND -- The General Assembly is considering legislation this session that would expand tuition waiver program to give more foster kids access to college or vocational schools.