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  • Bright Futures cuts prompt call for more tuition aid

    Bright Futures cuts prompt call for more tuition aid
    Florida should spend $45 million next year on college financial aid to make up for deep cuts to its popular Bright Futures scholarship program, university officials say, or many disadvantaged students might be shut out of a higher education. The number...
  • Hollywood chamber event benefits scholarship fund

    Grapes for Grades, which benefits the Hollywood Florida Scholarship Foundation, is back for its 12th year on Sept. 19. The event, presented by the Greater Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, includes wine tasting, food from local restaurants, live music, a...
  • High-Tech Investment Agency Frozen Out Of State Money

    Connecticut Innovations, the state-funded venture capital fund with a mandate to spur high-tech job growth, has been hobbled after being frozen out of state borrowing for the past six months. The agency, which is not part of the state government but...
  • West Boca grad scholarship settles Cornell suit

    Cornell University has agreed to set up a perpetual scholarship in memory of a West Boca High School graduate in a last-minute settlement of a 2010 federal lawsuit brought by his father. The terms of the settlement were reached before a Sept. 29 trial...
  • Good schools deserve investment [Commentary]

    Good schools deserve investment [Commentary]
    This weekend over 700 people were scheduled to attend our 6th annual Archdiocese of Baltimore Gala to raise money for students who otherwise could not afford to attend a Catholic school in the Archdiocese. Since its inception, the gala has raised more...
  • Repeal destructive drug laws [Letter]

    Repeal destructive drug laws [Letter]
    McKenzie Elliott, the 3-year-old shot to death in Baltimore, is a recent victim of misguided drug laws ("Politicians, churchmen talk policing in Northwest Baltimore," Sept. 9). While I do not support open use of "illegal drugs," I do not find that drug...
  • Florida's lawmakers leading charge to reform higher ed

    Higher education is failing. In Florida, more than 50 percent of students enrolled in four-year institutions have loan debt, a burden that averages out to more than $22,000 per student. Ten percent of young people in our state are unemployed and...
  • Education briefs

    National merit semifinalists Ten students from five county public high schools have been selected as semifinalists in the 2015 National Merit Scholarship competition. Severna Park High led the list with five students: Beatrice Chaudoin, Tec Lee,...
  • More than 100 local students earn National Merit honors

    More than 100 local students earn National Merit honors
    More than 100 Central Florida students have been tapped as semi-finalists in the National Merit Scholarship Program. These high school seniors, at public and private high schools, were the highest-scoring on the PSAT, the preliminary version of the SAT...
  • North Carolina court releases money in halted school voucher program

    WINSTON-SALEM N.C. (Reuters) - About 1,900 North Carolina students will be allowed to receive public money to attend private schools despite a finding by a judge that the scholarship program is unconstitutional, the state's Court of Appeals ruled on...
  • States collaborate to keep track of students

    For years, Washington state has collected data on students from prekindergarten through college, and then workforce statistics to better understand how students move from school to college and jobs. One recent study of dropouts, for example, revealed...