Education: Quiet College

As the class of 76 takes on the world, colleges across the country look to the performance of their placement programs as one indication of their success. At Gallaudet College in Washington, D.C., the figures are heartening. By September, more than 90% of the school's 147 graduating men and women will find a spot in either graduate school, teaching, social work, a Government agency or private industry. What makes the figure all the more impressive is that Gallaudet is a college for the deaf.

Model Grants. Founded by an act of Congress signed by Abraham Lincoln in 1864, Gallaudet is the only...

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