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The headline on a Dec. 24 article about the Education Department's new formula for federal college scholarship aid incorrectly said that fewer students will be eligible for Pell Grants. Although 80,000 to 90,000 grantees at the higher-income end will be dropped from the Pell program in the 2005-2006 academic year, the department expects more students to be eligible overall because of a rising number of low-income high school graduates.

A Dec. 21 Metro article characterized the Prince George's County school system as having uncertified teachers. Eighty-four percent of the county's teachers are fully certified by the state, according to system records. The other teachers are allowed to work in classrooms because they have conditional certificates from the state.

A Dec. 16 article incorrectly suggested that Harvard University professor Caroline Hoxby was forced to correct some of her data for a study on charter schools released on Dec. 14. That research has not been questioned.

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