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Education: Morning Roundup, Summer Internship Woes


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Morning Roundup:

From The New York Times: The Coveted but Elusive Summer Internship

Between the sputtering economy and updated federal guidelines governing the employment of unpaid interns, many students have had a tougher time than they anticipated in landing résumé-enhancing experience this summer.

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From the Los Angeles Times: Is outsourcing community college education serving students?

California Community Colleges' deal with for-profit Kaplan University has a few catches — among them Kaplan's higher costs and the question of whether its credits would even be transferable.

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From The New York Times: Teachers’ Union Shuns Obama Aides at Convention

In a sign of the Obama administration’s strained relations with teachers’ unions, no federal official was scheduled to speak at either union’s convention this month.

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From The New York Times: To Stop Cheats, Colleges Learn Their Trickery

At the University of Central Florida, a testing center uses cameras and computers to try to cut down on cheating.

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