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  • State Consolidates, Elevates Early Childhood Services

    State Consolidates, Elevates Early Childhood Services
    HARTFORD — It might seem like low-hanging fruit, this idea of taking nine programs scattered over five departments and braiding them into a single agency focused on early childhood education, safety and family skills in Connecticut. But it didn't...
  • Outside of Power 5 conferences, mixed reaction to NCAA legislation on extra benefits

    Outside of Power 5 conferences, mixed reaction to NCAA legislation on extra benefits
    Tom Yeager witnessed major college conferences enact historic legislation that will allow schools to provide extra benefits to scholarship athletes. When voting concluded at last month's NCAA convention, he and many others couldn't help but think: Now...
  • What you need to know about private student loans

    What you need to know about private student loans
    Private student loans get a bad rap. Their repayment terms are not as flexible as federal student loans. You generally need good credit to qualify. And interest rates often are variable, which means costs can go up if rates start to rise. But...
  • Chicago teen attends college with Lincolnwood scholarship

    For 19-year-old student Karen Spears, being raised by a hardworking, yet struggling, family in a far South Side neighborhood overridden by gangs and crime was no excuse not to follow her dreams. Despite not having a college fund or any financial help...
  • First fundraiser set for Tourette's scholarships

    First fundraiser set for Tourette's scholarships
    When it was time to research a scholarship for her daughter who has mild Tourette syndrome, Diane Diamantis came up empty. "There were no scholarships when she applied to college," she said. So she and Kelsey Diamantis started building their own...
  • How to afford college without going broke

    How to afford college without going broke
    If you think understanding higher education costs is confusing, you're not alone. Many students don't pay the full tuition rate, and at some schools almost nobody does. Housing plans vary by amenities and location. Tuition and fees can be higher in...
  • Smart financial decisions start with smart questions early on

    Smart financial decisions start with smart questions early on
    We all take shortcuts to make decisions. Instead of gathering and analyzing all relevant information to choose, we often decide by answering an easier question: What feels right? What have I done in the past? What does my society tell me? Behavioral...
  • Nappier Invites CHET Contest Entries

    Nappier Invites CHET Contest Entries
    NEW BRITAIN - State Treasurer Denise Nappier is promoting this year's CHET Dream Big competition, which is open to youngsters from kindergarten to grade eight. Schools and students across Connecticut can participate in the drawing and essay contest....
  • Community college students implore state lawmakers to keep their schools affordable

    Community college students implore state lawmakers to keep their schools affordable
    If the goal of today's college students is to finish with as little debt as possible, Ifechukwudeli Okafor of Overlea is well on her way. Thanks to the low tuition and financial aid at the Community College of Baltimore County, she told state...
  • Festival of Gospel Choirs opens at The Glen

    The Methodist Hospital Foundation is hosting a vendor craft bazaar from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday at the Northlake campus, 600 Grant St. in the South pavilion. For more information contact Maria Diaz, (219) 886-4468, or Emma Greenwood, (219) 742-6467. The...
  • Annual breakfast promotes college education

    Annual breakfast promotes college education
    GARY --Nearly 500 people came together Wednesday for the second annual United Negro College Fund breakfast sponsored by Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson at the Genesis Convention Center. "Since the council's inception, $400,000 has been raised to provide...