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August 29, 2014
Ebola in mind, US colleges screen some students (Belleville News-Democrat)
BUFFALO, N.Y. — College students from West Africa may be subject to extra health checks when they arrive to study in the United States as administrators try to insulate their campuses from the worst Ebola outbreak in history. Read more here: http://www.bnd.com/2014/08/29/3372659_ebola-in-mind-us-colleges-screen.html?sp=/99/166/195/&rh=1#storylink=cpy

Study shows retention of U. of I. international students (Chicago Tribune)
While the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has more international students than any other public campus in the country, the majority of them leave the area after graduation, a new report has found..

Editorial: A Chicago success: More diplomas, fewer dropouts (Chicago Tribune)
So much of the debate on education in Chicago focuses on conflicts between teachers and district officials over test scores and educator evaluations. Or on the political squabbling between Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis. Or on other concerns of ... other adults..

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