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LAMAR ALEXANDER: College Too Expensive? That’s a Myth

Wall Street Journal — Pell grants, state aid, modest loans and scholarships put a four-year public institution within the reach of most.

Paying for college never is easy, but it’s easier than most people think. 71 more words


The Magic of Work-Study

Work-study is a program designed to employ eligible students in school related departments or programs.  Most of these departments are housed on the school’s campuses, yet a few; such as literacy programs may be housed off-campus.  421 more words

U.S. Senate Subcommittee Passes Spending Plan for Education, Following the House

Earlier this week, a subcommittee of the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee approved a FY 2016 spending bill which would increase funds for biomedical research and increase the maximum Pell Grant. 220 more words

U.S. House Subcommittee Advances Funding Proposal for Higher Education

This week a subcommittee of the U.S. House Appropriations Committee approved a FY 2016 spending bill. The bill proposes several changes to higher education appropriations and policy. 238 more words

Obey to grads: Ask yourself if these are consistent with your values

(Part 2 of a report on former Congressman Dave Obey’s commencement address at UW-Stevens Point)

Former U.S. Congressman Dave Obey fired up most of the morning commencement crowd at UW-Stevens Point’s May 16 ceremonies, although there was a more muted response during the afternoon ceremony and at least a few folks who apparently did not look kindly on Obey’s criticism of our approach to education, social responsibility and politics (see… 501 more words

Governance And Politics

Bernie's Big Idea

Claiborne Pell — who the New York Times once called “the most formidable politician in Rhode Island history” — is best known as the namesake for the Pell Grant, which has been assisting low-income families with college costs for more than four decades. 457 more words