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  • Obama plan for free community college: U.S. would pay 75%, states 25%

    Obama plan for free community college: U.S. would pay 75%, states 25%
    President Obama rolled out a new plan Thursday to make two years of community college free, or nearly so, for millions of students across the country, a major investment that the White House cast as changing the face of higher education. The program,...
  • Illinois falls short in $20 million effort to develop 1,000 teachers

    Illinois falls short in $20 million effort to develop 1,000 teachers
    The state has spent more than $20 million in the past decade to develop 1,000 teachers who would work in distressed public schools and boost the number of minority educators in Illinois. But since the Grow Your Own Teacher program was launched in...
  • Terry Savage: 5 tips for planning ahead for college

    A college education will certainly be worth it but the student loan debt may not be worth the burden. Here are five things to consider now if you're thinking about college for a young child. 1. It pays to save in the right place. A 529 college saving...
  • 6 reasons the math on Obama's college plan doesn't add up

    WASHINGTON There are at least six reasons that community college won't be free anytime soon, no matter what President Barack Obama says. Obama, who traveled Friday to Pellissippi State Community College in Knoxville, Tenn., to tout the America's...
  • Lehigh Valley community colleges welcome Obama's free-tuition plan

    Lehigh Valley community colleges welcome Obama's free-tuition plan
    WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama unveiled a proposal Friday to provide free community college education, a move that Lehigh Valley educators said would especially help students who don't qualify for government aid and work multiple jobs to pay...
  • Don't Tamper With UConn Foundation's Success

    Don't Tamper With UConn Foundation's Success
    There's little argument among educators, policy makers and pundits that the number one issue facing higher education is affordability and accessibility. At many campuses the cost of a college degree is rising faster than a family's ability to pay for it....
  • Free-tuition: Laudable, unaffordable: Editorial

    Free-tuition: Laudable, unaffordable: Editorial
    Who doesn't love something for free? The problem comes when it's not really free. And that's the main problem with President Obama's proposal to offer a free community college education to anyone who attends at least half-time, makes steady progress...
  • Free tuition plan poses too many problems

    Who doesn't love something for free? The problem comes when the offer isn't free at all. And that's part of the problem with President Obama's proposal to offer a free community college education to anyone who attends at least half-time, makes steady...
  • College Aid: Forms To File Now

    If it is January and you are the parent of a high school senior, then you need to be filling out the forms and figuring out your finances. The official FAFSA form (www.fafsa.ed.gov) was made available Jan. 1. Because funds are distributed on a first-...
  • The future of the community college

    The future of the community college
    President Barack Obama floated an ambitious idea last week: No-cost community college. "Put simply, what I'd like to do is see the first two years of community college free for everybody who is willing to work for it," Obama said. The president...
  • Sojourner-Douglass sued for failing to pay rent on Arundel campus

    Sojourner-Douglass sued for failing to pay rent on Arundel campus
    Sojourner-Douglass College is being sued by the owner of its Edgewater campus property for failure to pay rent, according to school officials and the plaintiff's attorney. The lawsuit, filed last month in Anne Arundel County District Court, is the...