- Herring to pass on bid for governor, seek 2nd term as AG Updated: Sep-02-15 6:02 pm
RICHMOND, Virginia - Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring announced Wednesday that he will seek another four-year term as the state's top attorney rather than pursue the governor's mansion, helping to clear a path for Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam to secure the Democratic nomination in 2017.
- Northwestern State sets up a scholarship in LaValley's name Updated: Sep-02-15 3:55 pm
NATCHITOCHES, Louisiana - Northwestern State University will recognize the late Officer Thomas LaValley, a 2007 NSU graduate, with a posthumous presentation and announcement of a scholarship established in his name.
- Douglas County will ask Supreme Court to review voucher case Updated: Sep-02-15 3:08 pm
DENVER - A suburban Denver school district plans to appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court to try to save its private school voucher program.
- New York reaches deal with Cooper Union, plaintiffs Updated: Sep-02-15 1:51 pm
NEW YORK - New York's attorney general announced an agreement Wednesday that would end a lawsuit against Cooper Union and create an independent monitor into the financial management of the college known for its architecture, arts and engineering programs.
- 2 UW-Madison alumni will donate $10M for students, faculty Updated: Sep-02-15 7:58 am
MADISON, Wisconsin - Two UW-Madison alumni will give $10 million to the university to fund scholarships and attract faculty.
- Weld County students to get $3,000 college scholarship Updated: Sep-02-15 5:25 am
GREELEY, Colorado - Weld County residents who want to pursue higher education will be able to do so with $3,000 from the county beginning in 2016.
- Group proposes cigarette tax to lower college tuition Updated: Sep-02-15 5:22 am
BOISE, Idaho - A group has proposed a 2016 ballot initiative that would raise Idaho's cigarette tax and use the money to lower tuition at the state's public colleges and universities.
- Bill offers state tax help for former Corinthian students Updated: Sep-01-15 7:47 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - Californians who had their student loans forgiven after the collapse of Corinthian Colleges this year could get a state income tax break.
- Arkansas governor: Change higher education funding formula Updated: Sep-01-15 1:59 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson is calling for changes in how the state funds higher education institutions and college scholarships in an effort to boost graduation rates.
- Wayne State scholarships given out in name of self-help guru Updated: Sep-01-15 1:55 am
DETROIT - Dozens of Wayne State University students have received scholarships in the name of the late motivational author Wayne Dyer since 2008.
- Officials tweak plans for Tennessee Promise mentors Updated: Aug-31-15 11:44 am
NASHVILLE, Tennessee - Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam hopes recent changes to the Tennessee Promise program will encourage more students and mentors to apply to the scholarship initiative.
- Dartmouth, Vermont town have century-long tuition deal Updated: Aug-30-15 11:22 am
WHEELOCK, Vermont - For more than a century Dartmouth College has been making good on a promise to students from a hardscrabble Vermont town that helped the keep the school afloat in its early years: get in, and your tuition is free.
- How do schools calculate new stipends for college athletes? Updated: Aug-30-15 10:50 am
For the first time, the NCAA is allowing college athletes to receive money in their scholarships to cover the so-called cost of attendance, those expenses beyond tuition, room and board, books and fees that come with attending school.
- Wyoming has 14 in-state players on roster Updated: Aug-29-15 4:26 pm
LARAMIE, Wyoming - If Josh Harshman was two years older, he might not have landed at Wyoming.
- Pair of southwest Ohio colleges await accreditation status Updated: Aug-29-15 11:27 am
WILBERFORCE, Ohio - Two small higher education institutions in southwestern Ohio are waiting to learn their accreditation status, necessary for students to be eligible for certain types of financial aid.
- School fund set for US man who helped thwart France attack Updated: Aug-28-15 1:41 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - A California university has established a scholarship fund to assist one of the men who helped subdue a gunman on a high-speed train traveling to Paris.
- Audit flags $30M in grants, loans given out by Cheyney U. Updated: Aug-27-15 3:39 pm
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - Auditors have found that Cheyney University of Pennsylvania didn't properly document the eligibility of students before giving them nearly $30 million in federal grants and loans in the last four years.
- Louisiana editorial roundup Updated: Aug-26-15 3:38 pm
Recent editorials from Louisiana newspapers:
- Higher Learning: Colorado county mulls scholarship pot tax Updated: Aug-26-15 12:44 pm
DENVER - Talk about higher learning. A Colorado county may create the world's first public college scholarship program funded with marijuana money.
- Scholarship honors Grand Valley alumnus killed in wildfire Updated: Aug-26-15 2:09 am
ALLENDALE, Michigan - A scholarship has been created at Grand Valley State University in memory of an alumnus who died battling a wildfire in Washington state.
- Roundup of Oklahoma editorials Updated: Aug-25-15 9:05 am
Here are excerpts from recent editorials in Oklahoma newspapers:
- Longtime supporter endows 2 new scholarships at Centenary Updated: Aug-25-15 3:08 am
SHREVEPORT, Louisiana - A longtime supporter of Centenary College has established two new endowed scholarships - the William Walter Nolan Memorial Endowed Scholarship and the John Charles Nolan Endowed Scholarship.
- Haslam kicks off free tuition program for 2-year colleges Updated: Aug-24-15 6:55 pm
NASHVILLE, Tennessee - Gov. Bill Haslam on Monday lauded students for taking advantage of the program he created to give them two years of free tuition at a state community or technical college.
- Junior chefs head to Kentucky State Fair to compete Updated: Aug-24-15 5:04 am
LOUISVILLE, Kentucky - Junior chefs will be in the spotlight during an event this week at the Kentucky State Fair in Louisville.
- Racial identity of activist questioned but does it matter? Updated: Aug-24-15 4:58 am
Questions about the racial identity of a well-known activist in the "Black Lives Matter" movement have stirred controversy and drawn a blistering response. But the central question remains: Does his race matter?