Education: Back to School

Faces scrubbed, most of the nation's kids went back to school last week. The big & little red schoolhouses were again going to be crowded to the rafters.

The U.S. Office of Education predicted that college enrollment will set a new high of 2,750,000 students—600,000 more than last year's record. Of them, about 1,325,000 will be ex-G.I.s, 10% more than the previous high last April.

Other news of U.S. education:

¶ Sailing for Europe this week aboard the Queen Mary: 52 U.S. undergraduates who will study abroad—the largest such group since the 1930s.

¶In New Britain, Conn., elementary and high schools closed half...

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