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Scholarships are in decline as tuition soars
College students have it tough these days with ever-increasing tuition bills and record levels of debt. But in recent years, there's been one bright spot for student finances: a deep pot of scholarship money.
A second grader’s cure for playground loneliness
Christian Bucks felt bad for his lonely classmates on the playground, so he came up with the idea of a “buddy bench.” It’s a place where kids can feel welcome. TODAY’s Erica Hill interviews Bucks, his mother and his principal.
In an unprecedented commitment to a 13-year project, TODAY follows a class of kindergartners as they navigate the education system all the way through high school graduation. Full story
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