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Michelle Obama Urges Students To Apply For Federal Aid

AP | DARLENE SUPERVILLE | Posted 02.05.2014 | Politics

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — Michelle Obama has a message for students who are thinking about going to college: fill out the federal financial aid form. ...

Ed Today: John Legend On Education; North Dakota Withdraws No Child Left Behind Waiver Request

Joy Resmovits | Posted 05.05.2013 | Politics
Joy Resmovits

John Legend, Saving Your Schools? Musician John Legend appeared at USC last night to promote his education reform agenda, according to the Daily Trojan. "If we think demography is destiny, we will allow our school system to confirm that belief," Legend said, echoing basically the entire reform movement. He serves on the board education advocacy group Stand for Children.

Tyler Kingkade

For-Profit Colleges Rake In Billions, But 3 Will Be Cut Off

HuffingtonPost.com | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 09.28.2012 | College

For-profit colleges collected $32 billion from the federal government in the 2010-11 academic year, but three of those schools will now be cut off fro...

Feds: Poverty 'Poses A Serious Challenge' To American Education

The Huffington Post | Samreen Hooda | Posted 08.28.2012 | Education

New information from the federal government is the latest to show tremendous gaps in college attainment between socioeconomic and ethnic groups. A ...

Government Sets Harsh Example On Student Loan Debt

Bloomberg | Posted 07.02.2012 | College

Lawyers drained Linda Brice’s bank account and seized a quarter of her take-home pay, or more than $900 a month. Brice, a first-grade teacher and Co...

Joy Resmovits

The Education Of Arne Duncan

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 03.09.2012 | Education

CLEVELAND -- On a recent Wednesday afternoon in the auditorium of Eastern Technical High School, where 1,000 people had come to hear him speak, Arne D...

Students Borrowing Dramatically More To Pay For College

The Wall Street Journal | ANNE MARIE CHAKER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Students are borrowing dramatically more to pay for college, accelerating a trend that has wide-ranging implications for a generation of young people....