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Users give in to Facebook fatigue

Brooklyn boy's viral image pays tribute to principal

It took about 45 minutes for an online campaign to raise $100,000 this week, the start of an initiative that has grown beyond its original goal of funding a class trip to Harvard.

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Obama proposes scaling back benefits of 529 college savings plans

The most compelling reason to save for college in a 529 plan is the tax savings.

You can put away $14,000 each year for a child, pay no tax on the money while it's growing, and no tax when you withdraw it to pay for education costs.

Officials work to offset large deficit in Columbia Public Schools

Officials work to offset large deficit in Columbia Public Schools

Officials are working to offset a large deficit in Columbia Public Schools and that could mean more money out of taxpayers' pockets.

Gov Nixon proposing additional state education funding

Governor proposing more funding for state colleges

In Wednesday's State of the State address, Gov. Nixon said he plans to propose more funding for public education. Nixon is working with legislative leaders right now on a bonding package that will include $200 million for needed improvements at public colleges and universities.

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Columbia colleges compete for money to add security features

Two colleges in Columbia are competing for grant money to make their campuses safer. 

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Obama wants to cut questions from FAFSA

President Obama wants to make the FAFSA easier.

Students are required to complete a FAFSA form -- the Free Application for Federal Student Aid -- in order to get aid from the federal and local governments.

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MU Health Care opens new medical building on S. Providence

The doors are officially open at the South Providence Medical Park building in Columbia.

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