| Jun 11, 2014
After selling the textbook publishing company he co-founded, Alfred "Fred" McDougal established the McDougal Family Foundation to help students by honing the skills of teachers.
"The foundation started by focusing on Chicago public schools and...
| Jun 23, 2014
| 9:01 PM
The idea came to Kurt Melcher, not surprisingly, when he was online searching for video games.
Melcher is associate athletic director at Robert Morris University, a Chicago-based university that gives out 1,400 athletic and activity scholarships...
| Jun 25, 2014
Like a five-star high school recruit in his senior year, college athletics is at a crossroads. Pressure from current players, former players and lawsuits means a system of paying college students to play sports is finally getting serious attention....
| Jul 11, 2014
| 8:22 AM
Mundelein High School officials say an approved $21.8 million, 25-classroom annex will arm college-bound students with greater knowledge of science, technology, engineering and math.
Principal Anthony Kroll said the investment was made in STEM curricula...
| Jun 24, 2014
| 3:29 PM
LEESBURG — Spending time at mom and dad's house during her summer break from UF is the most perfect setting for Elizabeth Fechtel as she prepares for the next year in the spotlight and all that comes with being Miss Florida.
| Jun 5, 2014
| 2:53 PM
Your first glance at your student loan debt after college is likely to be a nauseating encounter.
So if you are like a lot of graduates, you may stick the paperwork in a drawer and try not think about it. Or you might sign up for payments without giving...
| Jun 17, 2014
| 2:30 PM
Those of us who've managed to see our children graduate from college without student loans should consider ourselves as lucky as a Powerball jackpot winner. We've given the next generation the best present ever: a debt-free launch into adulthood.
| Jun 16, 2014
| 5:38 AM
Two Central Florida state lawmakers and the Orange County Council of PTA's plan a press conference this afternoon in opposition to the voucher bill that hit Gov. Rick Scott's desk last week. Like other opponents, the two Democratic lawmakers and the PTA...
| Jun 20, 2014
| 8:32 AM
Gov. Rick Scott today signed a controversial bill that expands Florida's Tax-Credit Scholarship Program, which provides tuition vouchers students in low-income families can use to attend private schools.
The program is popular among school choice...
| Jul 16, 2014
| 5:00 AM
After wrapping up a nine-month electrician training program at Everest College-San Bernardino in 2011, Kenneth Dewar hoped to get the career placement assistance he had been promised.
Then he spotted his own photo on a campus wall featuring...
| Jul 10, 2014
| 9:47 AM
TALLAHASSEE -- Florida Democrats unveiled a Spanish-language TV ad Thursday that makes similar claims to its earlier English version about Gov. Rick Scott's education record: basically, that he cut classroom spending and scholarship dollars.