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Medical Schools Tout High Numbers of Primary Care Grads, But the Numbers Tell a Different Story

Medical schools in North Carolina are touting the high numbers of students they graduate who go on to primary care specialties. But those numbers aren’t the whole story. By Rose Hoban As usual, the scene a couple weeks ago at medical schools across the state was one of nervous anticipation, happiness and some disappointment: in short, a typical “Match Day.”…

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For a struggling Colorado school district, full-day preschool — and the unusual way it’s paid for — shows promise

Promising first-year results from a study of full-day preschool in a high-poverty suburban Denver school district have stoked optimism about a new financing approach officials are testing there. It’s called Pay For Success and has gained traction nationwide in recent years as a way to pay for social programs that yield long-term dividends but are expensive to launch. The struggling 9,600-student Westminster…

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