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  • Sean Moore: Reconsider pre-paid college plans

    Sean Moore: Reconsider pre-paid  college plans
    As parents, there's no question we get sweaty palms and suffer anxiety when thinking about financial obligations. And, there is perhaps no greater stress point than trying to figure out how to pay for our children's college educations. In June, our...
  • Credit standards to loosen for PLUS college loan program

    The U.S. Department of Education will soon loosen the credit standards for parents looking to borrow to pay for college under the parent PLUS loan program. The new rules will be published next month and will go into effect for the next school year....
  • Cal State awarded $60 million in federal grants to help diversify biomedical research

    Cal State awarded $60 million in federal grants to help diversify biomedical research
    Three California State University campuses Wednesday were awarded more than $60 million in federal grants to help train low-income and minority students for biomedical research careers. The National Institutes of Health grants are for five years and...
  • Reducing student debt requires a national commitment

    Reducing student debt requires a national commitment
    Tonight, as families of high school students across the country sit down to eat dinner, talk will likely turn to college applications. For those in the midst of the process, the conversation will almost definitely touch on affordability. And for those...
  • Costa Mesa group gets $20,000 grant for scholarships

    Save Our Youth, a nonprofit group that provides tutoring and other after-school activities for students in Costa Mesa's lower-income Westside, received a $20,000 grant for its scholarship program from the Birches Foundation this month. In the past 10...
  • Students learn about higher-ed options at LSSC College Night

    Students learn about higher-ed options at LSSC College Night
    LEESBURG — Nearly 400 students and their parents attended College Night recently at Lake-Sumter State College to learn about what universities and colleges had to offer as well as financial aid. More than 60 higher education institutes including...
  • Family finances: navigating the student loan mess

    The numbers are eye-popping. Student loan debt in the U.S. now stands at $1.1 trillion, with a current rate of default approaching 15 percent for loans within three years of beginning repayment. What's scary is that you don't need an exorbitant loan...
  • Science teacher Eric Dutt legacy keeps growing

    Eric Dutt's 7-year-old son, Luca, visited his grandparents last weekend in Bethlehem. Luca was conceived just before his father, a Manhattan school teacher and Bethlehem native, died at age 34. Luca loves hearing about the daddy he never met. His...
  • Michelle Pacheco: Goals of voucher schools the same as public schools

    Michelle Pacheco: Goals of voucher schools the same as public schools
    The teachers-union officials who want a court to shut down scholarships for economically disadvantaged students in Florida are treating private schools as though they are enemies, but they haven’t visited mine. At Potter’s House Academy in...
  • Voucher advocates launch campaign against lawsuit

    Voucher advocates launch campaign against lawsuit
    Backers of Florida's Tax-Credit Scholarship Program -- the state's largest school voucher program -- have launched a campaign condemning the lawsuit that challenges its constitutionality. The "save our scholarships" effort includes a TV commercial...
  • New law protects kids' identities: New Voices

    Did you know that each year in Florida, more than 50,000 children have their identities stolen? I didn't know that either, until it happened to me. I grew up in Orlando and lived in several different homes. I spent my entire childhood and some teen...