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  • Pitt senior Phillips-Nwankwo eyeing different path

    It would have been easy to bail. Nobody would have blamed him. Way too much work. Way too little reward. Way too much else going on in Aron Phillips-Nwankwo's life. Only he couldn't. What would his mother have said? When the rest of his family asked if...
  • Budget Cuts Hit Struggling Student Hard

    Budget Cuts Hit Struggling Student Hard
    According to Manchester Community College, where I am pursuing an associate's degree, I am a "nontraditional" student. This means I am older than 25 and have returned to higher education, after decades of other experiences, to retrain for a new career....
  • State Consolidates, Elevates Early Childhood Services

    State Consolidates, Elevates Early Childhood Services
    HARTFORD — It might seem like low-hanging fruit, this idea of taking nine programs scattered over five departments and braiding them into a single agency focused on early childhood education, safety and family skills in Connecticut. But it didn't...
  • Picking the best college, financially speaking

    Your high school senior has filled out the college applications, navigated through the standardized tests, submitted the strenuous student loan paperwork, and even squeezed in a couple of campus visits. Now it's crunch time as the acceptance letters...
  • Universities Fight Malloy's Plan To Cut Scholarship Program

    Universities Fight Malloy's Plan To Cut Scholarship Program
    HARTFORD — Presidents and administrators at 16 private colleges in Connecticut are lobbying against the elimination of state scholarships for their students as proposed under Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's state budget. Malloy wants to cut $12.2...
  • University officials have priorities out of whack

    Last week, Gov. Bruce Rauner proposed a 2015-16 state budget that trimmed funding for state universities. The reaction of university bigwigs? Jack up tuition and protect the bureaucracy at all costs. And I mean at all costs. Look no further than the...
  • Legislature pushing back against school-choice expansions

    Despite the popularity of such moves with conservative Republicans, efforts to stop the state's new Common Core standards and expand school choice have hit roadblocks in the Legislature this week. The Senate derailed by a wide margin a plan to end the...
  • Applications for arts scholarships being accepted

    Festival of Arts is accepting scholarship applications from high school seniors who reside in Laguna Beach or attend Laguna Beach High School. The scholarships are awarded to students who excel in film, performing arts, visual arts or writing....
  • Don't Deny Immigrant Students College Aid

    Don't Deny Immigrant Students College Aid
    Here's a depressing truism: Of the scores of thousands of undocumented immigrant students who graduate from American high schools annually, only a tiny percentage continue on to a higher education institution. That's a huge waste of talent potential....
  • Universities press Congress for fewer rules

    Universities press Congress for fewer rules
    Some of the nation's top university officials, including the chancellor of the University System of Maryland, are calling on Congress to roll back what they see as a byzantine and ever-expanding system of federal regulations that is costing schools...
  • UConn President: Proposed Cuts Could Lead To 'Whole Chain Of Bad Things For Students'

    UConn President: Proposed Cuts Could Lead To 'Whole Chain Of Bad Things For Students'
    HARTFORD — UConn President Susan Herbst said Tuesday that layoffs, furlough days, fewer faculty and cuts in academic departments and financial aid for new students are all among the options that would have to be considered under a proposed state...