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Insurers Balk at Paying for Autism Therapy

Schools now foot the bill, but advocacy group pressing for change

(Newser) - A national autism advocacy group is pushing insurance companies to pick up the tab for intensive new therapies now footed by local school districts, the Boston Globe reports. They say the rising number of autism cases will swamp school budgets and make it unlikely that kids will get the help... More »

As Gas Prices Rise, Field Trips Go Virtual

Online outings 'can be the next best thing,' educator says

(Newser) - More school buses are being left in park these days, thanks to rising fuel prices and technology that lets students go on “virtual field trips.” “If you can’t go somewhere, this can be the next best thing,” said one administrator, as schools enjoy low teleconferencing... More »

Average Private College Tuition Rises to $32,307

Increase of 3.9% is biggest in six years

(Newser) - The average annual cost of attending a private four-year college increased nearly 4% to $32,307 this school year, the biggest increase since 2001, the College Board said today. Tuition at four-year public schools rose 3.8 percent to $13,589, the report said. The figures, adjusted for inflation, do... More »

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