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Bound for college? New report suggests it's not for everyone

24-01-2017

Bound for college? New report suggests it's not for everyone

Picking between a four-year college and an automotive technology program after high school wasn't a difficult choice for Pleasant Plains senior Cameron Geist. His father is an auto mechanic, and he always felt most comfortable with a wrench in his hand. Plus, honing his automotive skills should set him up to find a good-paying job and not be saddled with student debt, Geist said. A new report suggests many graduating seniors, like Geist, may be better off in... Read more

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If Obamacare is repealed, what happens to young people staying on their parents' insurance?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If Obamacare is repealed, what happens to young people staying on their parents' insurance?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

Education: Key to Breaking Cycle of Pove…

24-01-2017

Education: Key to Breaking Cycle of Poverty

There is only one thing that proves to be more expensive than education in life. The lack of it. But, when addressed, the results are nothing short of a miracle -- ESPECIALLY in America's inner-cities. In fact, a book I... Read more

Science Fair S.O.S. Looks To Take The St…

24-01-2017

Science Fair S.O.S. Looks To Take The Stress Out Of The Science Fair Prep

For kids, science experiments are cool, fun and exciting. Making a volcano that erupts, what could be better than that?... Read more

STEM Education: Revise Or Demise?

23-01-2017

STEM Education: Revise Or Demise?

STEM - Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. America is obsessed with it. On the U.S. Department of Education web site, the STEM section is subtitled " Education for Global Leadership ." In other words, the country that... Read more

India has been a post-truth society for …

23-01-2017

India has been a post-truth society for years (and maybe the West has too)

Demonetisation is just the latest example of post-truth politics at work. Ajay Verma/Reuters Ranjit Goswami , RK University Major social change does not happen within the space of a year. Yet, to a large number of observers around the world,... Read more

This Troop Is Basically The Girl Scouts …

23-01-2017

This Troop Is Basically The Girl Scouts For Social Justice Warriors

Of all the people who marched across the world on Saturday in the name of women’s rights, one group in particular will give you hope: the young’uns. A dozen 8- to 12-year-old girls marched in the Women’s March in Oakland,... Read more

Senate Democrats Want A Second Chance To…

23-01-2017

Senate Democrats Want A Second Chance To Grill Betsy DeVos

Senate Democrats are asking for another chance to question Betsy DeVos , President Donald Trump’s pick for education secretary, although a Republican Senate aide said that’s not going to happen.  DeVos appeared before the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor... Read more

Michigan paying 3 on Harbaugh's staff $1…

24-01-2017

Michigan paying 3 on Harbaugh's staff $1 million per year (Yahoo Sports)

Michigan is committed to paying Jim Harbaugh's top three assistants $1 million each per year. Defensive coordinator Don Brown and offensive coordinator Tim Drevno have been retained with contracts worth more than $10 million combined over the next five... Read more

Michigan to pay coordinators more than $…

24-01-2017

Michigan to pay coordinators more than $10M over 5 years (Yahoo Sports)

Michigan has signed contracts to pay Jim Harbaugh's top two assistants, defensive coordinator Don Brown and offensive coordinator Tim Drevno, more than $10 million combined over the next five years. Terms of their deals were obtained Tuesday by The... Read more

Bracketology: NCAA hoops committee to gi…

24-01-2017

Bracketology: NCAA hoops committee to give tournament peek (Yahoo Sports)

The selection committee for the NCAA men's basketball tournament is getting into the bracketology business and borrowing an idea from the College Football Playoff, hoping it will get more fans thinking about March Madness in February. The NCAA and... Read more

NCAA hoops committee to give tournament …

24-01-2017

NCAA hoops committee to give tournament snapshot on Feb. 11 (Yahoo Sports)

NEW YORK (AP) -- The selection committee for the NCAA Tournament is planning to give a look at its top 16 seeds in February, one month before the 68-team field locks in on March 12.... Read more

Balanced No. 3 Gonzaga defeats Portland …

23-01-2017

Balanced No. 3 Gonzaga defeats Portland 83-64 (Yahoo Sports)

An undefeated season, 20 consecutive victories and that No. 3 ranking aside, the Gonzaga Bulldogs think they can be better. Zach Collins had 13 points and Gonzaga remained the nation's only undefeated Division I team with an 83-64 victory... Read more

Smith, NC State stun No. 17 Duke 84-82 (…

23-01-2017

Smith, NC State stun No. 17 Duke 84-82 (Yahoo Sports)

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) -- Freshman Dennis Smith Jr. scored a season-high 32 points to help North Carolina State rally from 12 down late in the first half and stun No. 17 Duke 84-82 on Monday night.... Read more

Cal hires former Fresno St. coach DeRuyt…

23-01-2017

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) -- California hired former Fresno State coach Tim DeRuyter as defensive coordinator on Justin Wilcox's new staff.... Read more

 

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