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  • UC and Cal State hope for more funding than Brown offers

    After Gov. Jerry Brown’s budget proposal was announced Friday, reaction from California’s public universities showed that much lobbying and political maneuvering is ahead to establish higher education spending levels for next year.   UC...
  • South Sudan suspends marathoner who was its symbol

    South Sudan suspends marathoner who was its symbol
    The latest chapter of a previously heartwarming story has turned into a confusing and contentious dispute. Now the International Olympic Committee is trying to help resolve the clash that has led the South Sudan track and field federation to suspend the...
  • Parents, students scramble to fill our federal college aid FAFSA forms

    MILWAUKEE For the past three years, Teresa Piraino has diligently filled out the federal application for financial aid for her son Anthony, who is studying criminal justice at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. In the next few weeks, the Pirainos...
  • 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...