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Transferring Colleges Could Open Up Scholarship Possibilities

22-05-2017

Transferring Colleges Could Open Up Scholarship Possibilities

Picking a college isn't often easy. From public university to private institution to something nearby or far away, there are a multitude of options to consider.  Do you pick a school because it's strong in the major you think you want to pursue? What if you decide you don't like that major or realize you just don't like the school you initially fell in love with?  Transferring to a new school is an option. More than 37 percent of the students...

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How the rise in student loan rates will affect borrowers

18-05-2017

How the rise in student loan rates will affect borrowers

If you’re planning to take out a federal student loan to pay for college in the coming school year, you’ll see higher interest rates than in the previous year. The new rates will determine the amount you owe monthly in interest once you start repaying the loan. The student loan interest rates kick in July 1 and are fixed, which means if you get a new federal loan for the 2017-18 school year your interest rate will stay...

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5 tips for crushing it at your first post-college job

17-05-2017

5 tips for crushing it at your first post-college job

This spring, college students will don medieval vestments, march into auditoriums across the U.S., and sit for one final lesson. I’ve heard some great commencement speeches since my first year as an academic dean, in 1979. Maya Angelou stirred our hearts when she began her remarks by singing “When the Saints Go Marching In.” John Lasseter had us in tears when he pulled out an original Woody doll, tattered and frayed. The messages of these addresses...

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Community college may be the secret sauce in affordable education

15-05-2017

Community college may be the secret sauce in affordable education

Getting into college may be the end game for high school seniors, but a far bigger challenge awaits: Getting out of college with a degree and a manageable amount of debt. "Families are so busy focusing on the first day of college, they don't think about what life after college is going to be like," says Jodi Okun, founder of College Financial Aid Advisors. "Loans can be great if you can pay them back responsibly. Otherwise,...

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Need money to help poor kids prepare for college? Sorry, you used the wrong font size..

10-05-2017

Need money to help poor kids prepare for college? Sorry, you used the wrong font size..

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Dozens of universities and organizations that applied for federal grants to help young people from poor families prepare for college were turned down by the U.S. Education Department because of mistakes that consisted mostly of incorrect margins, the wrong size type or lack of double-spacing. The rejections have triggered an outcry from members of both parties on Capitol Hill and thrown into jeopardy programs that help thousands of high school students a...

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Harvard Student Submits Rap Album As A T…

22-05-2017

Harvard Student Submits Rap Album As A Thesis And Receives Honors

Harvard student Obasi Shaw channeled the consciousness of ... Read more

Texas GOP's Anti-Trans Measure Pushes Tr…

22-05-2017

Texas GOP's Anti-Trans Measure Pushes Trans Students Into Separate Bathrooms

The conservative and moderate wings of the Texas GOP have spent months fighting over a proposal to ban people from using public bathrooms that don’t correspond to the gender listed on their birth certificates.  But on Sunday night, Republicans in... Read more

The Evolution Of Sustainability Educatio…

22-05-2017

The Evolution Of Sustainability Education

This past week we celebrated graduation at Columbia University. Throughout the week, schools gathered under tents on campus, and on Wednesday the entire university gathered for the official commencement and to hear Columbia’s President Lee Bollinger speak on the importance... Read more

Suspended For Standing Up For Students: …

22-05-2017

My oldest son will be starting kindergarten in the fall. He is a introverted kid. He loves to learn, takes a while to warm up to new people, and is a loyal friend. He is however at times too passive,... Read more

Who’s Marking Those Common Core High-Sta…

22-05-2017

You were stressed; your children were stressed; and the teachers in their school were stressed. But the ELA and Math tests are over and we don’t have to worry about the results until August. What we should be worrying about... Read more

Teachers At A Chicago Charter School Pla…

21-05-2017

On May 4, 2017, teachers, their assistants, and paraprofessionals at the Edgewater, Ill.-based Passages Charter School voted 43-0 to strike. On May 19, 2017, they set the prospective strike date as May 25, 2017, as noted in the Chicago Sun-Times:... Read more

Draft decisions bolster two of Kansas…

22-05-2017

Draft decisions bolster two of Kansas' top challengers in the Big 12 (Yahoo Sports)

With Jevon Carter returning to West Virginia and Andrew Jones back at Texas, both programs should be in the Big 12's upper echelon next season.... Read more

Former Western Michigan football player …

22-05-2017

KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) -- One of two former Western Michigan football players is heading to prison in connection with the armed robbery of a woman near campus.... Read more

Five-star wing adds to Arizona'…

22-05-2017

Five-star wing adds to Arizona's glut of talent by reclassifying from 2018 to 2017 (Yahoo Sports)

First Allonzo Trier and Rawle Alkins returned to school. Now heralded small forward Emmanuel Akot is also joining the Wildcats next season.... Read more

San Jose State football player recoverin…

22-05-2017

San Jose State football player recovering after stabbing (Yahoo Sports)

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) -- Authorities say a San Jose State football player is recovering Monday after being stabbed in a weekend off-campus fight.94a1903872b110a9b5577d8e73c63d31... Read more

John Wooden partied alongside Cab Callow…

22-05-2017

John Wooden partied alongside Cab Calloway in South Side Chicago nightclub (Yahoo Sports)

NBA legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar shares some of his fondest and most surprising memories about his relationship with coach John Wooden during a recent visit to Yahoo studio to discuss his new book, “Coach Wooden and Me: Our 50-Year Friendship On... Read more

Rawle Alkins withdraws from the draft, b…

21-05-2017

Rawle Alkins withdraws from the draft, bolstering already formidable Arizona (Yahoo Sports)

With Alkins and Allonzo Trier both returning to school, Arizona has a legitimate case to be preseason No. 1.... Read more

 

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