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Scheryl Duarte, a senior at Roosevelt High School, fills out a college enrollment application at her school in Washington, Nov. 14, 2013. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Widest earnings gap for college grads in 48 years

WASHINGTON (AP) — The earnings gap between young adults with and without bachelor’s degrees has stretched to its widest level in nearly half a century. It’s a sign of the growing value of a college […]

02/11/2014

Racist, sexist fliers found at USC, UCLA campuses

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Campus police are investigating fliers with profane, racist and sexist language that have been distributed at the University of Southern California and the University of California, Los Angeles. The Los Angeles […]

02/11/2014

Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

Rubio proposes higher education overhaul

MIAMI (AP) — Possible presidential contender Sen. Marco Rubio called Monday for overhauling the nation’s higher education system to close an “opportunity gap” between Americans with and without advanced degrees. The Florida Republican said the […]

02/10/2014

First lady Michelle Obama speaks to T.C. Williams High School student Shayla Stephens, second from left, and her mother Sheree Stephens, left, at T.C. Williams High School in Alexandria, Va., Feb. 5, 2014, during a workshop to help students fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid.  (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

First lady to students: Apply for federal aid

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — Michelle Obama has a message for students considering college: File for federal financial aid. The first lady said Wednesday that filing the form is an important first step for students who […]

02/05/2014

Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham is helping initiate a public service campaign encouraging Hispanic families to read, sing and talk more to their young children so they’re better prepared for school.  (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)

Clinton encourages reading in Hispanic families

NEW YORK (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio joined forces Tuesday for a cause dear to both, initiating a public service campaign encouraging Hispanic families to read, sing […]

02/04/2014

President Barack Obama records students on a classroom iPad while visiting a seventh grade classroom before speaking about goals of connecting students to next generation broadband and wireless technology within five years, Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014, at Buck Lodge Middle School in Adelphi, Md. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Obama secures $750M in pledges to get kids online

WASHINGTON (AP) — Claiming progress in his goal to put the world at the fingertips of every American student, President Barack Obama on Tuesday announced $750 million in commitments from U.S. companies to begin wiring […]

02/04/2014

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CSU commits $50 million to degree completion program

LONG BEACH (CNS) – The California State University system will commit $50 million to bolster students’ ability to complete their degrees through steps such as enhanced advising services and an increase in the number of […]

01/30/2014

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Expulsion vote due for kids in OC computer hacking

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (AP) — An Orange County school district board is set to vote on whether to expel 11 high school students accused of hacking into computers to change grades and access tests. The […]

01/28/2014

Woman files legal claim against 2 school districts in Riverside County

PASADENA (CNS) – A second woman who alleges she was molested by a former Riverside County teacher who recently resigned as assistant principal at Arcadia High School filed legal claims today against a pair of […]

01/23/2014

President Barack Obama speaks about college education, Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014, in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House complex in Washington. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

Obama urges expanding access to higher education

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama tested his persuasive powers Thursday, summoning university presidents to the White House to win their commitments to expanding access to higher education and to demonstrate a new determination to […]

01/16/2014

University of California Irvine

UC Irvine reversing course on e-cigarette use

IRVINE, Calif. (AP) — Just weeks after instituting new smoking rules that allowed electronic cigarettes at the University of California, Irvine, campus officials have reversed themselves and banned the nicotine-vapor devices. University spokeswoman Cathy Lawhon […]

01/14/2014