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Tuition-Free College Programs Are Just Getting Started

24-03-2017

Tuition-Free College Programs Are Just Getting Started

SAN MARCOS, Calif. — Like many American high school seniors, Rynon Reyes is looking ahead to college with a mix of apprehension and excitement. But there's one thing he doesn't have to worry about: tuition. While their counterparts in most of the rest of the country are already facing the first of what will likely be an endless succession of bills for college, Reyes and his fellow students at Mission Hills High School in this city north...

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College Choice: It’s Anybody’s Guess

22-03-2017

College Choice: It’s Anybody’s Guess

I prefer the spires of Yale University to the gates of Harvard University. And I’ll always dislike Clemson University because I wasn’t admitted there as a high school senior in 2008. Relatedly, as a native Texan, my sentiments on the debate between the merits of the University of Texas at Austin versus Texas A&M carry extra weight with my students, despite being grounded in the relative nightlife of Austin to College Station rather than academics...

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Charter schools’ ‘thorny’ problem: Few students go on to earn college degrees

20-03-2017

Charter schools’ ‘thorny’ problem: Few students go on to earn college degrees

Like many charter school networks, the Los Angeles-based Alliance College-Ready Public Schools boast eye-popping statistics: 95% of their low-income students graduate from high school and go on to college. Virtually all qualify to attend California state universities. Its name notwithstanding, the network’s own statistics suggest that few Alliance alumni are actually ready for the realities — academic, social and financial — of college. The vast majority drop out. In all, more than three-fourths of Alliance alumni don’t...

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How to avoid paying too much for your student loan

16-03-2017

How to avoid paying too much for your student loan

Student loans can be expensive, but a few preventative steps can help avoid unnecessary costs. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau recently issued a warning to consumers to pay close attention to their personal information on record with student loan servicers as errors are popping up that can cost borrowers hundreds of dollars more in additional student loan debt. The watchdog agency said the problems are tied to incorrect or incomplete enrollment status information. Enrollment status tracks when...

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What To Do Instead Of Going To College (Or After You’ve Already Gone)

14-03-2017

What To Do Instead Of Going To College (Or After You’ve Already Gone)

If I had to do it all over again, I would skip the university route and, instead, spend 3-4 years working on a kickass, meaningful project that actually made an impact on the world. I have nothing against college. In fact, I recommend you go if you want to do something specialized like becoming a doctor or lawyer or paleontologist. But if you’re reading this, chances are you don’t want to become any of those things. In...

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These Teachers Voted For Trump. Here's W…

25-03-2017

Rebekah McClung, a civics and economics teacher in Virginia, thinks  Donald Trump is doing a pretty good job as president. He hasn’t been perfect ― if it was up to her he would tone down the tweeting ― but overall,... Read more

For Students With Disabilities, Supreme …

24-03-2017

For Students With Disabilities, Supreme Court’s Decision Means We Can No Longer Be Ignored

As a legally blind student, the first day of school holds special meaning for me. Along with excitement and nerves over new teachers and new classes, that day each August also affirms my sense of belonging—a sense that I am... Read more

This Gorgeous Blog Fights Hate With Ever…

24-03-2017

This Gorgeous Blog Fights Hate With Everyday Immigrant Stories

One group is hoping to counter intolerance with a simple approach: sharing true stories of immigrant life.   Launched earlier this month, nonprofit community art blog Riding Up Front tells stories of immigrant cab drivers living in the U.S. and... Read more

Earth Without Art Is Just Eh

24-03-2017

Earth Without Art Is Just Eh

Eh, according to Merriam-Webster, is used to ask someone to repeat something, which makes, “Eh?” an appropriate response to the President’s FY18 budget blueprint to eliminate funding for The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA). Established in 1965, the NEA... Read more

This Student Was Raped Twice In Her Dorm…

24-03-2017

This Student Was Raped Twice In Her Dorm. Now She's Suing Her School.

Warning: Some readers may find details in this article triggering. Amelia Roskin-Frazee was only a few months into her first year at Columbia University when she says she was raped in her own bed. Two months later, Roskin-Frazee says she... Read more

Slick Rick's 'Children's Story' Is Getti…

24-03-2017

Slick Rick's 'Children's Story' Is Getting Turned Into A Real Kid's Book

Once upon a time not long ago, children’s books were bereft of real-life scenarios faced by black children. But now, Slick Rick’s classic song and cautionary tale “Children’s Story” is being turned into an actual children’s book.... Read more

How Oregon shut down Kansas to advance t…

26-03-2017

How Oregon shut down Kansas to advance to Final Four (Yahoo Sports)

Yahoo Sports’ Brad Evans and Stephen Bardo break down the Ducks victory over Kansas as Oregon advances to it’s first Final Four in 78 years.... Read more

Follow NCAA tournament Elite Eight actio…

25-03-2017

Follow NCAA tournament Elite Eight action (Yahoo Sports)

Gonzaga and Oregon have earned their trips to the Final Four. Who’s joining them in Glendale, Ariz., next Saturday?... Read more

Oregon stuns Kansas to reach first Final…

25-03-2017

Oregon stuns Kansas to reach first Final Four in 78 years (Yahoo Sports)

Tyler Dorsey (middle) and Jordan Bell (right) were the protagonists in Oregon’s upset of Kansas. The smile came from Oregon’s Dillon Brooks as he strutted back down the Sprint Center floor. Then he looked up to the crowd and saw... Read more

How a gut-wrenching loss, a promise, and…

25-03-2017

How a gut-wrenching loss, a promise, and countless post-practice shots fueled Oregon’s Final Four run (Yahoo Sports)

The last time Oregon was here, the last time nets were snipped down, the last time players jumped and hugged, the last time a trophy was lifted on an Elite Eight floor with the Ducks present, Dillon Brooks stared toward... Read more

Gonzaga throttles Xavier to send Mark Fe…

25-03-2017

Gonzaga throttles Xavier to send Mark Few to his first Final Four (Yahoo Sports)

The Zags and Musketeers entered Saturday both in search of their first Final Four. SAN JOSE, Calif. — SAN JOSE, Calif. — In its marvelous 19-year reign atop the WCC, Gonzaga has captured 17 league titles, made the NCAA... Read more

Having reached Final Four at last, Gonza…

25-03-2017

Having reached Final Four at last, Gonzaga's Mark Few says, 'Might as well win it all' (Yahoo Sports)

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Once it became clear that his program had achieved the one milestone that had eluded it the past two decades, Gonzaga coach Mark Few walked from one end of his bench to the other congratulating the players who made... Read more

 

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