- 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?
- Iowa considers new computerized tests for students Updated: Aug-23-15 6:40 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa - Iowa education officials are close to adopting new computerized exams for students in the state's 336 school districts, but critics question whether the new tests are worth the cost.
- Tennessee Promise students begin classes this week Updated: Aug-23-15 4:26 pm
NASHVILLE, Tennessee - As many as 18,000 Tennessee Promise students could use the scholarship to begin classes this week at a state community or technical college.
- Belmont to name new building after HCA CEO and his wife Updated: Aug-23-15 11:34 am
NASHVILLE, Tennessee - Belmont University says a new $87 million building at the heart of its campus in Nashville, Tennessee, will be named after health care giant HCA's chief executive officer and his wife.
- Back-to-school means new scholarships, more breakfast Updated: Aug-23-15 10:47 am
CARSON CITY, Nevada - Teachers and students heading back to school will notice a buffet of new education programs thanks to a busy session of the Nevada Legislature this spring. From perks to help fight the state's severe teacher shortage to a brand new scholarship for college students in need, here are things to look out for:
- Legal showdown looms over the NCAA's ban on paying athletes Updated: Aug-22-15 12:10 pm
ATLANTA - Fresh off a ruling that Northwestern University football players can't form a union, the NCAA is about to face a more direct challenge to its longstanding policy of not letting schools pay athletes like they're professionals.
- Scholarship program helps fund remedial classes Updated: Aug-22-15 2:19 am
SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota - A nonprofit organization's $50,000 gift to a Sioux Falls community college is helping students pay for remedial math and English classes this fall.
- Guilty plea entered in scholarships-for-sex case Updated: Aug-21-15 2:40 pm
SPOKANE, Washington - A former financial aid director has pleaded guilty to charges related to offering students college foundation money in exchange for sex.
- Senate President Rosenberg: UMass needs to hold line on fees Updated: Aug-20-15 7:44 pm
BOSTON - Massachusetts Senate President Stan Rosenberg is asking the University of Massachusetts to reconsider planned fee hikes.
- Clinton calls for tripling AmeriCorps civil service program Updated: Aug-20-15 12:16 pm
ATLANTA - As part of her promise to address rising college costs, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton is calling to expand the AmeriCorps service program launched under her husband's administration.
- Marquette University names 1st James Foley scholar Updated: Aug-19-15 1:53 am
DETROIT - A high school graduate from the Detroit area has been named the first recipient of a scholarship named for journalist James Foley, who was kidnapped in Syria and later beheaded by Islamic State militants.
- Washington's prepaid tuition plan frozen for up to 2 years Updated: Aug-18-15 7:28 pm
SEATTLE - Washington's prepaid tuition program will be frozen for up to two years until the committee that runs the Guaranteed Education Tuition program can figure out the impact of two years of tuition cuts at state colleges and universities.
- Inslee, lawmakers meet to discuss court sanctions Updated: Aug-17-15 8:53 pm
SEATAC, Washington - Gov. Jay Inslee on Monday encouraged legislative leaders to work with him on coming up with a plan to comply with a Supreme Court order on education funding. But he said there's no timeframe yet to call lawmakers into special session until they reach an agreement that could quickly be passed by both chambers.
- New private school scholarship program is off to slow start Updated: Aug-17-15 4:54 pm
RENO, Nevada - A new Nevada program that allows parents to claim state per-pupil education funding and use it toward private school is garnering national headlines and hundreds of applications, but its lesser-known and higher-paying cousin is off to a slow start.
- 2 South Carolina reps promoting music scholarships Updated: Aug-17-15 4:02 am
COLUMBIA, South Carolina - Two of South Carolina's state House members are helping raise awareness for an effort to raise money for the state's school children to have formal music lessons.
- Committee considers changes to state pre-paid tuition plan Updated: Aug-16-15 4:52 pm
SEATTLE - A state committee is considering letting parents who invested in the state's prepaid college-tuition program in recent years pull their money out without penalty.