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  • States collaborate to keep track of students

    For years, Washington state has collected data on students from prekindergarten through college, and then workforce statistics to better understand how students move from school to college and jobs. One recent study of dropouts, for example, revealed...
  • Avon Church Holds Clothing Sale To Boost Scholarship Fund

    AVON — A local church is holding a clothing sale Sept. 19 to help low-income students from Hartford get a Catholic high school education. That sale is being organized by the social justice committee at St. Ann's Church. Proceeds from the fifth...
  • NCAA lifts Penn State's bowl ban, restore scholarships

    The Sports Xchange NCAA lifts Penn State's bowl ban, restore scholarships The NCAA Executive Committee lifted Penn State's postseason ban, effective immediately, and restored the football program's full complement of 85 scholarships beginning in 2015-...
  • Debt blocks young woman's dream of becoming midwife

    Binta Niang dreams of becoming a midwife and returning to her native Mali to help women. But her dream is blocked by a credit-killing debt for of all things an uninsured visit to an emergency room. Niang's trip to an emergency room in 2012 cost more than...
  • College officials study better policies for student-athletes

    WASHINGTON The Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics on Monday held a meeting that took a broad look at what might improve life for college athletes, everything from longer scholarships and extra academic support to care for concussions,...
  • Column: What to do when your college shuts down

    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The collapse of Corinthian Colleges Inc. and the abrupt shutdown of several other for-profit campuses this year have left tens of thousands of students wondering about the future of their education - and their debt. For many...
  • Lehigh Valley Military Affairs Council awards 17 scholarships

    The Lehigh Valley Military Affairs Council recently awarded scholarships to 11 veterans and six high school graduates for outstanding achievement. LVMAC supports the Valley's active-duty service members, reservists, veterans, and their families. The...
  • After Donations, Hartford Graduate Promises To Finish College

    After Donations, Hartford Graduate Promises To Finish College
    HARTFORD — DeShawn Hamlet plans to spend the next few days doing laundry, packing bags, cleaning his room and saying hometown goodbyes. After weeks of doubt, Hamlet is heading back to college. The former Bulkeley High School basketball star said...
  • For Hartford Graduate, A $3,000 Gap To College

    For Hartford Graduate, A $3,000 Gap To College
    HARTFORD — DeShawn Hamlet spent the final weeks of summer searching for jobs and preparing himself for a Plan B — putting his college education on hold. Hamlet was the big man at Bulkeley High School, a 6-foot-3 power forward who led the...
  • Nilaya Knafo: Learning about yourself after summer in Tajikistan

    "Where on earth is Tajikistan?" I have encountered this question countless times since the announcement of my National Security Language Initiative for Youth scholarship in March. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, this extraordinary merit-based...
  • Cost of prepaid tuition halved

    Florida on Thursday slashed the price of its prepaid-college-tuition plans by up to half for the coming year, and thousands of families who in recent years purchased higher-priced plans will get refunds. Florida's prepaid-tuition plans — meant to...