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{FD} US consumer borrowing up $11.6 billion in March

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Americans increased their borrowing by $11.6 billion in March as a big increase in the category that covers auto and student loans offset the largest monthly drop in credit card borrowing in more than five years. Continue reading

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{FD} Arizona schools close as thousands of teachers protest for more pay, school resources

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In Arizona, school’s out — at least for now. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Immigrant students rally at Arizona high court

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The Latest on arguments before Arizona Supreme Court in immigrant tuition case (all times local): 9:30 a.m. Continue reading

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{FD} Howard University fires 6 after financial aid investigation

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Howard University in Washington, D.C., has confirmed that six employees have been fired for “gross misconduct and neglect of duties” after school officials discovered financial aid money had been misappropriated. Continue reading

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{FD} $20 million in scholarships offered to DACA students

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In an effort help young immigrants who are living in the country illegally earn a college degree, a New Hampshire university announced Thursday it is teaming up with two organizations to offer $20 million in scholarships. Continue reading

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{FD} Alabama settles portion of lawsuit over student suicide

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The University of Alabama has settled a lawsuit filed by the parents of a Texas woman who killed herself after reporting a sexual assault as a student. Continue reading

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{FD} 17 lives lost too soon mourned after Florida school shooting

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When a gunman opened fire with an AR-15 at a large high school in south Florida, he claimed the lives of students with their whole lives ahead of them, along with those of the teachers who tried to protect them. Continue reading

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{FD} Arizona high court to consider in-state tuition for DREAMers

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The Arizona Supreme Court will review a lower court ruling that said young immigrants granted deferred deportation status under a program started by former President Barack Obama are not eligible for lower in-state college tuition. Continue reading

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{FD} Fewer California immigrant students seek college assistance

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There’s been a significant drop in applications for college financial aid by California students who are in the country illegally after being brought to the U.S. as young children. Continue reading

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{FD} Florida bill would let bullied students go to private school

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From third to fifth grade, Alyson Hochstedler says bullies slammed her son into lockers and punched him. Continue reading

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{FD} US consumers boosted borrowing by $18.4 billion in December

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American consumers stepped up their borrowing by $18.4 billion in December, a solid performance that followed a massive gain the previous month. Continue reading

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{FD} UPenn scrubs Wynn name, rescinds his and Cosby’s degrees

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The University of Pennsylvania has announced plans to distance itself from casino mogul Steve Wynn and comedian Bill Cosby in the wake of sexual misconduct allegations against both men. Continue reading

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{FD} Businessman to fund small Christian college in Boston

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A Boston-area businessman is planning to open a new four-year college in the city with a focus on conservative Christian values. Continue reading

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{FD} Scholarship for Muslim women honors pioneering scientist

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When it came to pursuing a scientific career, Tasneem Essader encountered forces pulling her in and pushing her away: She drew inspiration from her mother’s work in chemistry, but initial discouragement from her engineer father, who thought she should … Continue reading

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{FD} Colorado school board votes to end voucher program

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A new anti-voucher majority on a suburban Denver school district board prepared Monday to eliminate a program enacted by an earlier conservative-dominated board to help public school students attend secular and religious schools with taxpayer-funded vo… Continue reading

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{FD} Liz Weston: When good money advice is bad for you

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Discussing economic class is tricky in America, but the working and middle classes face vastly different financial challenges than upper-income families, and the gaps are growing wider. Continue reading

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{FD} Catholic university in Oklahoma to close

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The only Roman Catholic university in Oklahoma will close at the end of the fall semester because of financial difficulties. Continue reading

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{FD} John Grisham explores student loan debt in latest novel

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“The Rooster Bar” (Doubleday), by John Grisham John Grisham explores student loan debt and the sharks that profit from it in his latest novel, “The Rooster Bar.” Mark, Todd, Zola and Gordy are students at a mediocre law school that doesn’t produce many… Continue reading

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{FD} NYC school staff salaries up $555M, ‘Occupy’ teacher gets over $300G, report says

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School workers in the nation’s largest city took home a half-billion dollars more last year than they did the previous year, with the biggest paycheck going to a teacher who hasn’t been in a classroom regularly since November 2011. Continue reading

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{FD} Bruno Mars’ Grammy scholarship expands to include more kids

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Bruno Mars is expanding his support of a Grammy scholarship for high school students. Continue reading

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{FD} Arizona university chairman slams lawsuit over tuition

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The chairman of the Arizona Board of Regents says the board welcomes a lawsuit filed by Attorney General Mark Brnovich over steep increase in tuition. Continue reading

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{FD} Arizona university bosses sued for immigrant tuition

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Arizona’s attorney general is suing the state university system over its decision to keep providing lower in-state tuition rates for immigrants granted deferred deportation status. Continue reading

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{FD} US consumer borrowing increased in July

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American consumers borrowed more heavily in July, increasing their debt primarily in a category that includes auto and student loans. Continue reading

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{FD} Quads on the quad: Quadruplets begin colleges in Connecticut

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Anna Ciacciarella put color-coded tape on all the desk lamps, mattress pads, notebooks and other dorm-room items as she and her three siblings prepared to move from the family home in Naugatuck to Quinnipiac University. Continue reading

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{FD} Board won’t stop in-state tuition for eligible immigrants

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The Arizona Board of Regents says it won’t stop offering in-state tuition for eligible immigrants granted deferred deportation status despite threats of a lawsuit looming from the state’s attorney general. Continue reading

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{FD} Arizona regents to offer in-state tuition to some immigrants

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The Arizona Board of Regents has scheduled a special meeting Thursday about a court decision involving the state’s largest community college district. Continue reading

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{FD} College board to appeal ruling on immigrant student tuition

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The state’s largest community college district will ask the Arizona Supreme Court to overturn an appeals court ruling saying young immigrants granted deferred deportation status are not eligible for lower in-state college tuition. Continue reading

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{FD} Supreme Court playground ruling feeds school voucher debate

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Education Secretary Betsy DeVos and other proponents of school voucher programs are praising a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that said a Lutheran church was wrongly denied a state grant for its preschool playground. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: DeVos weighs in on Supreme Court church decision

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The Latest on the Supreme Court ruling for a Missouri church (all times local): 1:15 p.m. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is praising a Supreme Court decision that found the state of Missouri violated the First Amendment by denying public money to a ch… Continue reading

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{FD} Supreme Court rules for Missouri church in playground case

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The Supreme Court has ruled that churches have the same right as other charitable groups to seek state money for new playground surfaces and other non-religious needs. Continue reading

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{FD} Top scholars rise above gang violence in suburban NY town

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After a year that started with the killings of two schoolmates, about 1,200 seniors are preparing to graduate from high schools in Brentwood, Long Island. Continue reading

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{FD} Chicago Public Schools borrows $275M to fulfill pension duty

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Chicago Public Schools says it has taken out a $275 million short-term loan so it can meet its obligations with the teachers’ pension fund by a June 30 deadline. Continue reading

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{FD} Arizona court overturns in-state tuition for DREAMers

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The Arizona Court of Appeals says young immigrants granted deferred deportation status under a program started by former President Barack Obama are not eligible for lower in-state college tuition. Continue reading

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{FD} Indiana Christian school at center of LGBT voucher debate

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The Lighthouse Christian Academy promises to provide an exemplary education, a caring atmosphere and service to God — but not for everyone. Continue reading

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{FD} The end of the valedictorian? Schools rethink class rankings

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At many American high schools, the graduation-day tradition of crowning a valedictorian is becoming a thing of the past. Continue reading

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{FD} DeVos non-committal on private school LGBT discrimination

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Education Secretary Betsy DeVos says that schools receiving federal money should follow federal law, but she would not commit to banning discrimination against LGBT students. Continue reading

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{FD} Old South monument backers embrace “Confederate Catechism”

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Sometimes it seems like Confederate monument supporters are using a different history book than others, and they are. Continue reading

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{FD} US households owe record amount, topping pre-recession peak

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U.S. household debt reached a record high in the first three months of this year, topping the previous peak reached in 2008. Continue reading

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{FD} Attorneys general: Restore guidance to aid student borrowers

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Attorneys general from 20 states and the District of Columbia are faulting Education Secretary Betsy DeVos for rolling back Obama-era guidance they say is helping protect student loan borrowers. Continue reading

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{FD} Immigrant tuition break gaining support in Tennessee

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A deeply conservative state, Tennessee voted overwhelmingly for President Donald Trump and his tough stance on immigration. Continue reading

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{FD} Schools in rural areas shifting toward a 4-day week

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A dynamic shift has begun in rural school districts across the United States, with many considering — and in some cases implementing — a four-day school week. Continue reading

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{FD} Report: Nearly half of students in college think they will receive federal loan forgiveness

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Owing to a serious misconception, almost half of college students recently polled believe they won’t be saddled with student loans soon after graduation. Continue reading

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{FD} Swimsuit costs cause stir at Chicago-area school district

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The U.S. Department of Education has scrutinized the cost of swimsuits for physical education classes at a suburban Chicago school district, alleging discrimination because female students were charged more for the suits than male students. Continue reading

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{FD} No free lunch: Donors come forward to erase students’ debts

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Ashley C. Ford felt driven to act by a sad fact of life in the nation’s school cafeterias: Kids with unpaid lunch accounts are often embarrassed with a substitute meal of a cold cheese sandwich and a carton of milk. Continue reading

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{FD} Seeking students, public colleges reduce out-of-state prices

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As high school seniors and their families try to decide where they might afford a college education, they might take a fresh look at out-of-state schools. Continue reading

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{FD} Rhodes scholars for Class of 2017 announced

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The Rhodes Trust has named the 32 American men and women chosen as Rhodes Scholars who will pursue post-graduate studies at Oxford University. Continue reading

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{FD} New rules could help students clear loans in cases of fraud and misconduct

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Officials issue new rules to help students have their federal loans erased in situations where their schools had fraud and misconduct involved. Continue reading

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{FD} US tycoon’s China scholars project opens doors in Beijing

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A Wall Street tycoon has launched a new scholarship program intended to rival the prestigious Rhodes Scholarships and build understanding between China and the world. Continue reading

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{FD} Herb Alpert endows LA City College music education

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Herb Alpert’s foundation has given $10.1 million to endow music education at Los Angeles City College. Continue reading

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{FD} Ivy League colleges gear up for fight with union organizers

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Graduate students at Columbia University count as employees under federal labor law and may now vote to unionize, the Democrat-controlled National Labor Relations Board ruled Tuesday. Continue reading

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