- Lawmakers close to making changes on Accountability Act Updated: Jun-02-15 8:02 pm
MONTGOMERY, Alabama - Lawmakers are close to approving changes to a school choice program that provides some families with scholarships to help pay for private school.
- House votes for TOPS program cost controls; Jindal opposed Updated: Jun-02-15 7:14 pm
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Despite opposition from Gov. Bobby Jindal, the Louisiana House voted Tuesday to put spending restrictions on the TOPS free college tuition program, a bill that could have students and their parents paying more out of pocket for tuition.
- State treasurer: Plan to cut tuition could hurt prepaid plan Updated: Jun-02-15 4:07 pm
SEATTLE - The state treasurer says a plan by Senate Republicans to cut college tuition could hurt Washington's prepaid college-tuition program, but lawmakers say his criticism is politically motivated.
- EXCHANGE: Rockford school launches eSports team Updated: Jun-02-15 8:05 am
ROCKFORD, Illinois - Graham Eichstaedt has been gaming his whole life but only recently ventured into the world of high school eSports and scholarship opportunities.
- Universities pledge tuition limits if lawmakers hike funding Updated: Jun-01-15 10:08 pm
SALEM, Oregon - The presidents of Oregon universities are pledging to limit tuition hikes if the Legislature agrees to boost higher education funding over the next two years.
- Hawaii giant telescope protests lead to stewardship plan Updated: Jun-01-15 9:41 pm
HONOLULU - The University of Hawaii announced a plan Monday that will lead to the removal of several large telescopes on Mauna Kea.
- Initiative filed to limit college tuition, tax corporations Updated: Jun-01-15 7:08 pm
PHOENIX - College tuition in Arizona could increase by no more than the cost of living every year and corporations could see tax hikes under a proposed voter initiative.
- Louisiana school voucher program before US appeals court Updated: Jun-01-15 5:38 pm
NEW ORLEANS - An appeals court judge had some strong questions Monday for a federal lawyer about reports that Louisiana must present about its school voucher program to the U.S. government.
- Powers leaving UT-Austin as diversity issues linger Updated: Jun-01-15 4:35 pm
AUSTIN, Texas - Bill Powers won't be the University of Texas at Austin president who decides whether to keep a statue of Jefferson Davis, a tribute to the president of the Confederacy, on campus.
- Allegheny College launches $200 million fundraising campaign Updated: Jun-01-15 3:48 pm
MEADVILLE, Pennsylvania - Allegheny College has launched the most ambitious fundraising campaign in the northwestern Pennsylvania private school's history.
- Scholarship to be used by 20K+ at community, tech colleges Updated: Jun-01-15 9:55 am
NASHVILLE, Tennessee - More than 20,000 Tennessee Promise students plan to use the scholarship to attend a community or technical college in the fall.
- Democratic hopefuls seek support at party dinner in Ohio Updated: Jun-01-15 1:02 am
MASON, Ohio - Two Ohio candidates seeking to be the Democratic party's nominee for U.S. Senate in 2016 took their political messages to the Warren County Democratic Party on Sunday, but one had the advantage of name recognition.
- Late Fort Wayne toolmaker leaves $1M for scholarships Updated: May-31-15 3:22 pm
FORT WAYNE, Indiana - More than two years after his death, a Fort Wayne man has left a foundation with a rewarding challenge: deciding how to make the most of about $1 million in a scholarship fund.
- Colleges work now so Tenn. Promise students succeed later Updated: May-30-15 2:45 pm
NASHVILLE, Tennessee - Tennessee Promise is bringing changes to every corner of the state.
- Illinois State University trustees raise tuition, fees Updated: May-30-15 2:04 pm
NORMAL, Illinois - Illinois State University trustees have approved a 1.6 percent increase in tuition and fees in response to expected cuts in state funding.
- %headline(Panel votes to cut University of Wisconsin $250 million Updated: May-29-15 9:55 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin - The Legislature's budget-writing committee voted Friday to cut the University of Wisconsin's budget by $250 million and eliminate tenure protections for faculty from state law - moves derided by Democrats who argued the changes would hurt both higher education and the state's economy.
- University of Southern Indiana plans $400 tuition increase Updated: May-29-15 5:14 pm
INDIANAPOLIS - The University of Southern Indiana has announced plans for a $400 tuition increase over the next two years.
- Scholarship awarded to seniors after student's tragic death Updated: May-29-15 1:46 pm
MARIETTA, Georgia - It was an emotional morning at Lassiter High School on May 11 as a mother awarded 11 scholarships in the name of her daughter who died in a car crash nine years ago.
- Excerpts from recent Minnesota editorials Updated: May-29-15 12:29 pm
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- State budget cuts affect Arizona schools, local governments Updated: May-28-15 4:40 pm
PHOENIX - Fiscal conservatives applauded the $9.1 billion state budget Arizona lawmakers passed in March, boasting that despite a 2.3 percent spending decrease the plan boosted school funding and would help balance the books for years to come without raising taxes.
- Analysis says voucher expansion could divert $800 million Updated: May-28-15 3:52 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin - A Republican-approved expansion of the private-school voucher program could divert an additional $600 million to $800 million from public schools over the next decade, according to an analysis by the nonpartisan Legislative Fiscal Bureau released by Democrats on Thursday.
- Christian schools in Israel say budget cuts hurt community Updated: May-28-15 8:26 am
RAMLE, Israel - It was an unlikely display of protesters: nuns cloaked in white, a black-clad priest clutching a golden scepter and dozens of Arab schoolchildren picketing outside the hulking headquarters of Israel's Education Ministry. Their message, raised high on large banners: "Take your hands off our schools."
- Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College to increase tuition Updated: May-28-15 4:14 am
BILOXI, Mississippi - The Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College has decided to increase rates by $250 for next school year.
- Webster University students in London in financial limbo Updated: May-26-15 2:41 pm
WEBSTER GROVES, Missouri - Several Webster University students studying abroad in London unexpectedly lost their federal financial aid this past school year due to the school's violation of Department of Education regulations.
- Highlights from around the state Capitol Updated: May-24-15 10:25 pm
AUSTIN, Texas - Texas lawmakers on Sunday opted to water down a major attempt to reduce the rising costs of a program offering free college tuition to veterans' children, relenting amid criticism that cutting the benefits too deeply wouldn't be fair to those who sacrifice so much.