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Language institute opens center at Roanoke College

SALEM, Va. (AP) — Roanoke College is expanding opportunities for international students to improve their English language skills. LCI Language Centers has opened a school on the campus, with the first full term for international students set to begin in January. LCI English schools aim to provide students the language skills and cultural experience needed … Continue reading

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Study: US preschool enrollment low among developed nations

Sixty-six percent of American 4-year-olds are enrolled in early childhood education, placing the United States well below average compared to other developed countries at a time of increasing focus on early learning, according to a report released Tuesday. As U.S. presidential candidates weigh the costs and benefits of early childhood education on the campaign trail, … Continue reading

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UVa looks to private donors to fund student financial aid

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — The University of Virginia is increasingly looking to private donors to cover tuition costs for low-income students amid shrinking state funding. Virginia’s flagship public university currently raises more than $10 million a year for need-based scholarships, UVa spokesman Anthony de Bruyn told the Charlottesville Daily Progress (http://bit.ly/1QNN7VR ). That’s up from … Continue reading

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Virginia public colleges expect enrollment growth to slow

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Enrollment growth at Virginia’s public colleges and universities is expected to slow over the next six years, unlike private institutions in the state. Overall, public two- and four-year schools expect a 5 percent increase by 2021-2022. Four schools anticipate a decline in enrollment. The forecast is brighter at private, nonprofit higher … Continue reading