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  • GHS junior spearheads plan for anti-drug program

    Griswold High School junior Isabel Poole said the local upswing in drug abuse has touched her circle of friends. "I'm concerned about drugs. I know people personally [who have been involved with drugs]. I know what it does to them, and it's never good."...
  • School choice scholarships: Not about public vs. private

    The teachers-union officials who want a court to shut down scholarships for economically disadvantaged students in Florida are treating private schools as though they are enemies, but they haven't visited mine. At Potter's House Academy in Orlando, we're...
  • Avon Free Public Library Hosts College Fair

    AVON — A college fair will be on Oct. 25 from noon to 3 p.m. at the Avon Free Public Library, according to an announcement from the library. The event is free and open to teenagers from seventh through 12th grades and their parents. People can...
  • New law protects kids' identities: New Voices

    Did you know that each year in Florida, more than 50,000 children have their identities stolen? I didn't know that either, until it happened to me. I grew up in Orlando and lived in several different homes. I spent my entire childhood and some teen...
  • Wells Fargo boosts scholarship fund

    The Community Scholarship Foundation of La CaƱada Flintridge has received a $5,000 donation from the Wells Fargo Foundation in recognition of CSF’s community service. Established in 1964, CSF is a community-supported foundation with the goal of...
  • Advisors work to freeze 'summer melt,' get students to college

    Advisors work to freeze 'summer melt,' get students to college
    JanicaRose Buensuceso had planned to leave Orange County and attend college at Cal State East Bay in Northern California. Then family and financial problems emerged in the weeks after she graduated from Los Amigos High School, making the move increasingly...
  • American higher education skewed toward elite private universities [Commentary]

    American higher education skewed toward elite private universities [Commentary]
    Imagine a system of college education supported by high and growing government spending on elite private universities that mainly educate children of the wealthy and upper-middle class, with low and declining government spending on public universities...
  • U. of I. revamping admissions date after record deferrals

    U. of I. revamping admissions date after record deferrals
    The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has changed its admissions system with the hope that no more students will feel like B-list applicants, invited to join the class only after getting a second look. In an effort to make students from...
  • Cheaper Prepaid college plans go on sale Wednesday

    Florida Prepaid College plans go on sale again Wednesday, and this time it may really seem like a sale. After six years of rapidly increasing prices which made Prepaid unaffordable for most families, this year's prices are the lowest since 2007. The...
  • Government financial aid has helped countless college students

    Since Diana Sroka Rickert’s premise put forth in “Get government out of student loans” (Perspective, Oct. 14) is incorrect, it is not surprising that the conclusions she draws are also off base. Central to Rickert’s argument is:...
  • FIU gets $2.3 million for Latin America, African studies

    FIU gets $2.3 million for Latin America, African studies
    Three new grants will focus on the international part of Florida International University. FIU has received $2.3 million to pay for programs in the United States, Latin America and Africa. "The U.S. Department of Education awards these grants in an...