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  • Obama focuses on access to higher education

    — President Barack Obama traveled to this small Southern city Friday to sell his new proposal for making community college as widely available as high school, the culmination of a tour outside Washington to promote policy initiatives aimed at the...
  • Pre-K-14

    President Barack Obama's proposal last week to make tuition free for students attending community colleges would have far-reaching consequences for higher education in this country. In effect, it would transform the first two years of college into an...
  • Obama's Free College Proposal Could Be 'Game-Changer' For State's Students

    Connecticut's elected officials and educators were enthusiastic Friday about the proposal by President Barack Obama to provide two years of free community college tuition to millions of students who maintain good enough grades, with one educator saying...
  • The new struggle for colleges

    Higher education in America is at a crossroads of two compelling, but competing, forces � the traditional approach versus a new reality. Traditional four-year institutions are motivated to keep the "college experience" as the defining element for...
  • 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...
  • Written from under a mountain of student debt

    Written from under a mountain of student debt
    Public education ain’t so public these days. Last month the federal government released a report warning of the increasing unaffordability of public universities nationwide, noting that while state funding sank by 12 percent from 2003 through...