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ELEMENTARY SCHOOL SOMEONE TO CALL "SIR"

Fewer than 1% of elementary-school teachers are black men. And principals want more of them as role models for inner-city schoolchildren. So schools of education are ratcheting up their efforts to fill the need. At three historically black colleges in South Carolina--Claflin, Benedict and Morris--male freshmen who commit to teaching for four years in the state receive full scholarships. The model was developed by researchers at Clemson University and will be expanded to other historically black schools.

COLLEGE PRINCETON RAISES THE ANTE ON AID

In the competition to attract the nation's best students, Ivy...

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