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Tyler Kingkade

PELL PERIL: Grants Hit Record Low Point | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 08.29.2012 | College

The federal Pell Grant program was designed to help college students coming from low-income families afford the high cost of going to college without ...

52 Reasons to Vote for Obama: #13, Transforming Our Schools and Making College More Affordable

Bernard Whitman | Posted 10.28.2012 | Politics
Bernard Whitman

As millions of students around the United States head back to school this week, let's remember what President Obama has done to improve education and make college more affordable.

Joy Resmovits

Romney, Ryan Differ On Key Education Elements | Joy Resmovits | Posted 08.23.2012 | Education

In roundtables with teachers and visits to classrooms, President Barack Obama is continuing to attack the GOP ticket on education this week, from Mitt...

Joy Resmovits

Obama Will Hit Romney On Education Record As Governor | Joy Resmovits | Posted 08.21.2012 | Education

David Driscoll, who recently served as Massachusetts' education commissioner, remembers touring the state's high schools to promote a new scholarship ...

Ryan's Rise Shows How Far the GOP Has Fallen

David Paul | Posted 10.19.2012 | Politics
David Paul

David Stockman was the Paul Ryan of the Reagan era, and the similarities are uncanny. The central question facing the Reagan Revolution was whether Reagan could cut taxes, increase defense spending and balance the budget, all at once.

Dem Says Before Tea Party, Ryan's Medicare Plan Didn't Have A Chance In Congress

The Huffington Post | Posted 08.15.2012 | Politics

Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.) "could barely get a vote" for his Medicare plans because they were so far to the right they were "over the cliff," Rep. Elija...

Ed In The Election: Paul Ryan On Education

| Sarah Butrymowicz | Posted 08.13.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of The Hechinger Report's HechingerEd blog. Mitt Romney’s pick of Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) as his vice presidentia...

1,300 Florida College Students May Have To Pay Back Pell Grants

The Huffington Post | Anna Susman | Posted 08.10.2012 | College

Imagine you received financial aid to help pay your pricey college tuition bill. Then, out of nowhere, the university demands the money be returned to...

Young America Is Key to 2012 Election

Rev. Jesse Jackson | Posted 09.02.2012 | Politics
Rev. Jesse Jackson

To get young voters excited, Obama will have to offer more than his record. He'll need to fight for jobs that will give the young a future.

Neglecting College Affordability Is a Colossal Moral Failure

Kati Haycock | Posted 08.12.2012 | College
Kati Haycock

If we are really focused on re-energizing the U.S. economy, we need far more of our young people to enter and complete college.

Students Might Be Forced To Repay Pell Grants

The Huffington Post | Anna Susman | Posted 06.08.2012 | College

Students at Florida State College in Jacksonville, Fla. may be forced to repay Pell Grants after the institution erroneously doled out at $2.8 million...

The GOP's War on Children

Bruce Kluger | Posted 07.22.2012 | Politics
Bruce Kluger

As in most presidential election years, noisy battles have been raging as the nation's political armies gear up for what promises to be an even nois...

Janell Ross

For Latino Voters, Immigration NOT The Biggest Campaign Issue | Janell Ross | Posted 05.09.2012 | Latino Voices

When she was 12, Magali Sanchez's parents divorced. Her mother, unable to find work in Mexico that would feed the family, made a desperate decision. ...

New Student Aid Limitations Could Challenge Former Foster Youths

Ryann Blackshere | Posted 07.02.2012 | Education
Ryann Blackshere

Looming changes to the Federal Pell Grant Program will jeopardize the college prospects of former foster youth, who often start toward higher education with no academic credentials and high financial needs.

We're Having the Wrong Debate About Student Loan Interest Rates

Kati Haycock | Posted 07.02.2012 | College
Kati Haycock

Only in the crazy world of federal budgetary politics can protecting a 3.4 percent interest rate feel like a victory. After all, the Federal Reserve lends money to commercial banks at a discount rate that currently stands at 0.75 percent.

To Improve The Economy, America Needs More College Graduates

Bloomberg View | Jonathan Alter | Posted 04.30.2012 | Business

From Bloomberg View Anyone with half a brain knows that bolstering the middle class is critical to securing the future of the U.S. It’s a matter ...

Zach Carter

Student Loan Reform Fight Broader For Obama Than Interest Rate Debate | Zach Carter | Posted 04.25.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- On Tuesday, congressional Democrats announced plans to introduce legislation that would extend the current low interest rates on governm...

The New Student Battle Cry: Don't Double My Rate!

Rich Williams | Posted 06.25.2012 | College
Rich Williams

The media and the country are just waking up to the alarming fact that unless Congress acts by July 1, the interest rate on subsidized Stafford student loans will double from 3.4 percent to 6.8 percent. Congress must not let that happen.

LOOK: Obama In Boulder And The Photo That Went Viral

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 04.26.2012 | Denver

President Barack Obama walked into a bar. That's not just the beginning of a joke, it's the beginning of the whirlwind that was Obamamania last night ...

Why I'm In: Barack Obama Is a President Who Fights for Me

Alejandra Salinas | Posted 06.24.2012 | College
Alejandra Salinas

On Election Day 2012 my generation will have its voice heard loud and clear: we want to continue the progress in education, and the one to provide that is President Barack Obama.

Joy Resmovits

Will Education Be A Decisive Election Issue In 2012? | Joy Resmovits | Posted 04.04.2012 | Education

After a presidential primary campaign so far largely devoid of debate on education, the topic could be a decisive one in 2012, according to a new surv...

8 Ways The Government Is Grappling With Student Loans

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 03.30.2012 | College

Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) thinks Congress should change the law to allow borrowers to have their debt from private student loans wiped clean when fili...

Republican Budget Represents a Bleak Future for America

Rep. Steny Hoyer | Posted 05.30.2012 | Politics
Rep. Steny Hoyer

All of us want to put America back on a sustainable fiscal path, but to do so everyone must be asked to pitch in. The Republican budget, however, places the entire burden of deficit reduction on the middle class, seniors, and the most vulnerable.

Joy Resmovits

Ryan Budget Slashes Pell Grants | Joy Resmovits | Posted 04.05.2012 | Education

More than 1 million students would lose Pell grants entirely over the next 10 years under Rep. Paul Ryan's budget, according to an analysis that the n...

Mr. Bennett and Mr. Bumble

Brian Rosenberg | Posted 05.26.2012 | College
Brian Rosenberg

While we cannot easily say what the solution to rising college costs is, we can say what it is not. It is not reducing support through grants and low-interest loans for those who are most in need.