Colleges Give Students Record Discounts in Hope of Increasing Enrollment

Tuition discounts given by private colleges and universities have reached an all-time high according to a new report. A tuition discount is defined as the portion of total tuition funneled back to students as grant-based financial aid. That number for first-time, full-time college freshman reached 48.2% in 2016-2017 and is expected to reach 49.9% in […]

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Bus Driver Fired for Praying with Students

A bus driver in Minneapolis, Minnesota, has been taken off his route after praying with his students.  The driver, Greg Nathaniel, was also fired four years ago for praying with students while working.  Nathaniel is also a local Church pastor and some believe the move violated the man’s First Amendment rights. School officials claim Nathaniel […]

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Education Secretary Betsy DeVos Calls on States to Back Off Student Loan Debt Collectors and Some Questionable Practices

The U.S. Department of Education has told state governments looking to crackdown on unethical practices by some financial companies looking to recoup students’ loans that some of their tactics were unfair and potentially undermine federal authority. The notice came from Education Secretary Betsy DeVos.  In it she wrote that some new state requirements “may conflict […]

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Murals Depicting the Confederate Flag in Elementary School Painted Over After Complaints

Murals depicting the confederate flag have been removed from an elementary school in Crossville, Tennessee, after a local man complained that they represent racist symbols.  “They are both in one public school elementary gym where all the children go to play every day,” said resident David Clark in social media posts that included pictures of […]

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Online Writing Lab Recommends the Word “Man” Be Avoided in Formal & Professional Writing

Purdue Online Writing Lab, a citation website available for free to the general public has recommended dropping the word “man” from formal and professional writing. “Although man in its original sense carried the dual meaning of adult human and adult male, its meaning has come to be so closely identified with adult male that the […]

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University of Wisconsin-Madison to Offer Free 4-Year Tuition to Students Coming from Households Making Less Than $56,000 in Income

The University of Wisconsin-Madison will begin offering free four-year tuition for students from low-to-moderate income families it was announced yesterday.  The program, called “Bucky’s Tuition Promise,” pledges free tuition for eight semesters of in-state, incoming freshmen from homes with less than $56,000 in family income.  The program will also be available for four semesters for […]

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Salt Lake City Elementary School Changes Name from “Andrew Jackson” to “Mary Jackson,” After NASA’s First Black Female Engineer

The school board in Salt Lake City, Utah, has voted to change the name of the city’s oldest elementary school, the Andrew Jackson Elementary School.  The board voted to adopt the name, “Mary Jackson Elementary School,” after NASA’s first female African-American engineer. The school’s name had been under consideration for a number of years.  The […]

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