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  • U.Va., Duke, Louisville headline early-season ACC basketball

    The ACC failed to win its annual Challenge with the Big Ten for the sixth consecutive year, but led by undefeated Duke, Virginia, Louisville and Miami, there’s much to like about a conference that clearly underperformed last season. Headlined by...
  • Hartford Makes White House Pledge To Get More Students To College

    Hartford Makes White House Pledge To Get More Students To College
    HARTFORD — Pledging to get more students to college, city school administrators on Thursday said they planned to raise the rate of Hartford graduates who enroll in postsecondary education to 70 percent by November 2015. Currently, 55 percent of...
  • Student researchers turn to public to fund projects

    Young researchers at Pennsylvania's top universities are turning to the public to fund science experiments. Using a crowdfunding platform called experiment.com, four researchers at the University of Pittsburgh have raised nearly $12,000, and three...
  • Bill risks student aid, smacks taxpayers for simplicity's sake

    As students and families continue to financially recover from the lingering economic downturn, federal student aid remains key to providing access to higher education for low- and middle-income students. The combination of federal-grant, loan and work-...
  • No need for irrational fears of student loans

    The next generation of college students has heard the message loud and clear about the perils of taking on too much student loan debt - so much so that many are unwilling to go into debt at all in order to attend college. The drawback to this wariness is...
  • White House's college ratings system controversial even before completion

    White House's college ratings system controversial even before completion
    The Obama administration is developing a national rating system for colleges and universities to provide more transparency and give students and taxpayers a better sense of where to spend their education funds. But even before it is released, it has...
  • Senate leader Kevin De Leon proposes slashing rival's key program

    Two days after lawmaker John Perez left office, longtime political rival and Senate leader Kevin De Leon proposed Tuesday to make deep cuts to a scholarship program seen as a key part of Perez's legacy as state Assembly speaker. De Leon, who like...
  • Legislation creating savings accounts for disabled nears congressional vote

    Legislation creating savings accounts for disabled nears congressional vote
    WASHINGTON— In a politically divided Congress that has led to more finger-pointing than legislative action, a proposal pushed by Pennsylvania Sen. Bob Casey appears to be bridging that divide. The legislation to create tax-free savings accounts...
  • Student-loan payment strategies can ease some of the debt burden

    By now, many of you probably know that student loan debt is $1.1 trillion and counting, making it second only to mortgage loan debt. The numbers also show about 42 million people have college loans -- with the average amount owed hovering around $28,400,...
  • State budget, construction drive tuition up at Christopher Newport University

    State budget, construction drive tuition up at Christopher Newport University
    Christopher Newport University's explosive growth has come at a price: It has the highest net attendance cost of any university in Virginia's public system. That's $21,672 a year, based on a calculation that takes total costs and backs out financial...
  • Glendale Community College drafts equity plan

    To ensure that all students of various economic, gender or ethnic backgrounds succeed at Glendale Community College, officials have been working for months to create a new comprehensive student-equity plan as they adhere to a mandate issued by the state&...