| 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...
| 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...
| Jan 14, 2011
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...
| Jun 21, 2012
| 5:26 PM
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...
| Jun 29, 2012
| 12:14 PM
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...
| Aug 17, 2011
| 1:03 PM
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...
| Jan 27, 2012
| 7:21 PM
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.
| Mar 16, 2012
| 11:37 AM
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...
| 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...