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Weigh Student Debt Before Attending Early Decision College

18-01-2017

Weigh Student Debt Before Attending Early Decision College

High school seniors who applied to college via early decision programs now know whether they have been accepted to their first-choice school. Since early decision is binding, many are likely celebrating that they know where they will attend next year. But what if your first-choice school offered you significantly less grants and scholarships – and a lot more student loans – than you anticipated? Should you still attend, despite the debt? Or should you ditch the dream... Read more

Talladega marching band cashes in on Trump inauguration

16-01-2017

Talladega marching band cashes in on Trump inauguration

Despite intense criticism of Talladega College for allowing its marching band to play at Donald Trump’s inauguration, private donations are flooding in to finance the trip. A Go Fund Me page was created by Band Director Miguel Bonds with the goal of raising $75,000 to cover lodging and travel expenses, but as of press time the band had far exceeded that goal, raising more than $297,000 from 5,233 people in just nine days. “They have said that... Read more

If Obamacare is repealed, what happens to young people staying on their parents' insurance?

12-01-2017

If Obamacare is repealed, what happens to young people staying on their parents' insurance?

Overnight, Senate Republicans voted to approve a budget resolution that would pave the way to repeal the Affordable Care Act legislation widely known as Obamacare. (Yes, Obamacare and the ACA are the same thing, which apparently not everyone knows.) his is the first major step toward the Republican goal of repealing and replacing the ACA. One of the biggest victims of the early Thursday 1:30 a.m. vote: the ability for young adults to stay on their parents’ or guardians’... Read more

Money 101: You could save money on student loan repayments with this tip

09-01-2017

Money 101: You could save money on student loan repayments with this tip

With school about to start up again after winter break, your schedule’s about to go 0 to 100 real quick. While you have some time, it may be worth taking a moment to better understand your student loans (and how to save money on them). We all know that student loans are basically the devil. And 61.9% of those surveyed in an Ion Tuition study think their student loan payments are (or were) too high, so we know you guys... Read more

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo Announces Free College Plan With Bernie Sanders

04-01-2017

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo Announces Free College Plan With Bernie Sanders

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo proposed a free college tuition plan on Tuesday, throwing his support behind a position that enjoyed enormous political popularity during the presidential campaign season. Cuomo, who was joined by free college proponent Sen. Bernie Sanders for the announcement, proposed that students from families making $125,000 or less per year could attend state and city colleges, including community colleges, for free. New York already spends $1 billion per year on a tuition assistance... Read more

Guns on campus? Here's what colleges in Ohio say

03-01-2017

Guns on campus? Here's what colleges in Ohio say

College students and professors in Ohio could be walking around campus this spring carrying concealed guns with their textbooks and laptops. But don’t expect that to happen at the University of Cincinnati, Miami University, Xavier University and other colleges around the region. Gov. John Kasich signed a bill into law Monday allowing university boards to make an exception in campus policy to allow licensed individuals to carry concealed handguns. The new law also reduces the severity of the charge a... Read more

8 Teachers On Why They Oppose Betsy DeVo…

19-01-2017

8 Teachers On Why They Oppose Betsy DeVos As Education Secretary

Betsy DeVos, President-elect Donald Trump’s pick for Education Secretary, raised eyebrows  with some of her statements during her confirmation hearing this week. Between her seeming lack of familiarity with the Individuals With Disabilities Education Act  to her assertion that guns... Read more

My Disabled Daughter Is Not Guaranteed A…

19-01-2017

My Disabled Daughter Is Not Guaranteed An Education Under Betsy DeVos

Weekday mornings in our household are much like any other household with teenagers. Waking teens, outfit planning, rushing around to gather laptops and to find shoes. At 7 am, the bus pulls up. We walk our daughter onto her special... Read more

Teacher Responds To Betsy DeVos' Hearing…

19-01-2017

Teacher Responds To Betsy DeVos' Hearing With Scathing Song

Following Betsy DeVos’... Read more

Embarking 2017 with a Growth Mindset

19-01-2017

Embarking 2017 with a Growth Mindset

You may well have heard the terms a 'Growth' and 'Fixed' Mindset which have been attributed to the work and research of Stanford University psychologist Dr Carol Dweck . In the last couple of years, they have been popularised with... Read more

In Praise Of A Forward-based Approach To…

19-01-2017

In Praise Of A Forward-based Approach To Social Studies

When I was in elementary, middle, and high school, my history teachers helped me gain a better understanding of how the past created the contemporary world we lived in. We memorized great figures in world history, got inundated with key... Read more

Time to Expand Early Childhood Education

19-01-2017

This post was written by Mark Shriver and Mike McGavick, CEO of XL Catlin, and was originally published in RealClearPolicy on January 19, 2017. In our increasingly divided nation, there is one issue that private businesses, nonprofits, both Republicans and... Read more

Colorado brings in D.J. Eliot as defensi…

19-01-2017

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) -- The Colorado Buffaloes have brought in D.J. Eliot to serve as their defensive coordinator and linebackers coach.... Read more

LSU dismisses nose guard Travonte Valent…

19-01-2017

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) -- LSU coach Ed Orgeron says he has dismissed sophomore nose guard Travonte Valentine for violating team rules.... Read more

Former UConn coach to receive lifetime a…

19-01-2017

STORRS, Conn. (AP) -- Former UConn basketball coach Dee Rowe has been selected by the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame to receive a lifetime achievement award.... Read more

Rocky Long gets 5-year contract extensio…

19-01-2017

San Diego State football coach Rocky Long has agreed to a five-year contract extension through 2021. Long has guided the Aztecs to consecutive Mountain West titles, six straight bowl games and an overall record of 54-26, making him the... Read more

Florida QB Del Rio to miss spring practi…

19-01-2017

Florida QB Del Rio to miss spring practice following surgery (Yahoo Sports)

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- Florida quarterback Luke Del Rio will miss spring practice following shoulder surgery.ae232831237d6575f3e9b0b895384851... Read more

Ohio St. steals 67-66 win from Nebraska …

18-01-2017

Ohio St. steals 67-66 win from Nebraska on last-second shot (Yahoo Sports)

Marc Loving was so open when he caught C.J. Jackson's inbounds pass, there was only one thing for him to do. Loving had moved freely into the lane after the man guarding him, Tai Webster, switched off him and... Read more

Dunans, Auburn hold off LSU for 78-74 vi…

18-01-2017

The Auburn Tigers gave coach Bruce Pearl his 500th win, but it didn't come easily. T.J. Dunans scored 12 points, including a jump shot with 38 seconds left, and Auburn held off LSU 78-74 Wednesday night to make sure... Read more

 

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