| Sep 2, 2011
| 5:18 PM
Members of both houses of the California Legislature recently released their updated office budgets amid pressure from government groups and news organizations to make the data available to the public.
Assembly members released their figures for all of...
| Sep 10, 2011
| 7:07 PM
Help is on the way via federal assistance for homeowners, renters and small businesses in other counties where Hurricane Irene has done serious to catastrophic property damage.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo made the announcement Saturday. "I thank FEMA for swiftly...
| Sep 13, 2011
| 2:33 AM
Anyone who looks around the area knows there are disasters everywhere. Now, the federal government has determined Pennsylvania to be a major disaster area. That declaration opens up the state for funding help from the federal government.
It means a whole...
| Mar 17, 2011
If you find that your financial aid will not cover extra learning opportunities, such as J-Terms (January terms), summer terms, and study abroad programs, don't worry.
Here are some tips that will help you make it happen.
1. Plan ahead. Visit your...
| Apr 3, 2011
Antonio Fulgham can barely read or write. The 21-year-old from West Baltimore has been deemed "mentally retarded," with bleak job prospects. He blames his plight on lead poisoning he suffered as a toddler while growing up amid flaking paint in two...
| Apr 23, 2011
| 2:15 PM
Stanley Zerden remembers a time in the 1970s when Oldtown held promise.
Largely burned out by the 1968 riots, the area became a focus for then-Mayor William Donald Schaefer, who closed blocks of Gay Street to cars and created a revolutionary concept...
| May 5, 2011
With more children being diagnosed with disabilities and the goal of inclusive classrooms firmly in place, the special education landscape continues to progress.
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention estimates 1 in every 110 children in the...
| Jan 14, 2011
Assemblyman Anthony Portantino (D-La Caņada Flintridge) introduced legislation that could help streamline the financial aid process for community college students and improve access to government aid programs.
The bill would establish a three-year pilot...
| Jul 12, 2011
| 8:00 AM
You'd have to be crazy to let someone who'd been put in a mental institution or declared mentally incompetent to ever have their right to own guns restored, right?
Not according to the Connecticut General Assembly. At the urging of Congress (properly...
| Jul 21, 2011
| 9:23 AM
For much of the early history of the U.S., college was only for a small segment of society, the elite. As the need for more practical education and broader access to higher education became apparent if the United States was going to fully develop its...
| Apr 16, 2012
| 4:40 PM
Once students hurled computers out the windows at Calverton Middle School, but today they are learning on state-of-the-art technology that has flooded into the West Baltimore school. Once teachers couldn't wait to transfer out of a place where students...