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12th-Graders Math Proficiency Falls; Reading Skills Lowest Since 1992: Study

The average U.S. 12th-grader reading score in 2006 was the lowest since 1992, while less than one-quarter (23 percent) of 12th-graders scored at or above the Proficient level in the 2005 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), according to The Nation’s Report Card. 

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Charitable Giving to Colleges Grew to a Record $28 billion; Top 20 Colleges and Sources

Charitable contributions to higher education grew 9.4% to a record $28 billion in the last academic year, according to a report by the Council for Aid to Education. Contributions to Stanford University rose 50% to top $911.6 million, the largest amount ever raised by a U.S. university in a year, according to the report.

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Harvard, with $28.9 billion, Leads U.S. Endowment Club; Top 20 are ...

The average U.S. schools' endowment funds posted a 10.7% return on investment during the year, according to the survey of 765 schools by the National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO). By comparison, the S&P 500 gained 13.5% in 2006.

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