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  • The peril of cutting Pell Grants

    The peril of cutting Pell Grants
    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...
  • Financing extra learning

    Financing extra learning
    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...
  • Baltimore housing authority says it won't pay millions in lead poisoning judgments

    Baltimore housing authority says it won't pay millions in lead poisoning judgments
    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...
  • From City Hall, Schaefer battled national tides

    From City Hall, Schaefer battled national tides
    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...
  • Bill aims to simplify financial aid

    Assemblyman Anthony Portantino (D-La Cañada 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...
  • Federal Grant To Help Plainfield Twp. Hire More Firefighters

    Federal Grant To Help Plainfield Twp. Hire More Firefighters
    U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Carl Levin of Michigan announced Thursday hiring and retention support for the Plainfield Charter Township Fire Department.  The grant comes through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Assistance to...
  • New Orleans may be growing the fastest, but Texas is the real winner

    New Orleans may be growing the fastest, but Texas is the real winner
    The census bureau this week declared New Orleans the fastest growing city in America.  The Crescent City outpaced some other fast growing metro areas from right next door in Texas.    That's interesting.  A state that didn't receive any federal aid...
  • All shoring companies aren't legit

    All shoring companies aren't legit
    Before Katrina hit south Louisiana, New Orleans was the home to just under 20 shoring companies.   Actually, it was only a handful of companies that did shoring work exclusively and about a dozen more that were construction companies that did some type of...
  • President's proposal on tuition, student aid raises hopes and concerns

    Higher-education leaders in Maryland praised an effort unveiled by President Barack Obama on Friday to make college more affordable but expressed unease about still-emerging details that could have an impact on federal funding and student aid. Calling...
  • Feds may reverse decision to cut aid to Ind. food pantry

    Feds may reverse decision to cut aid to Ind. food pantry
    The director of an Indiana food pantry cut off from federal aid for asking clients to pray said he's eager to return to work after government officials hinted the decision might soon be reversed. Paul Brock, director of Community Provisions of Jackson...
  • City schools with federal turnaround grants have mixed results

    City schools with federal turnaround grants have mixed results
    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...