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CLASP: Students with Least Amount of Need Get the Most Tax-Based Student Aid
In an article that features charts from the recent publication, Higher Education Tax Reform: A Shared Agenda for Increasing College Affordability, Access, and Success, data reveals that students with...more



Civic Engagement: Part of Solution in Higher Education
Huffington Post bloggers, Amanda Moore McBride and Eric Mlyn, write coinciding to the "crisis" in American higher education is the growth of the civic engagement movement on college...more

Gannon University Receives $520,000 Grant for Integrated Business Transformation Program
Gannon University has been provided a $520,800 Discovered in PA-Developed in PA grant to support its Integrated Business Transformation program. Gannon's Erie Technology Incubator, Small Business...more

Budget Cuts Affect the Most Destitute of Families
Head Start is perhaps the most high-profile casualty among the anti-poverty programs and one where the lasting harm might be most severe, particularly hitting the neediest of families. In a video,...more

Living Classrooms Foundation CEO Video Interview
Baltimore Business Journal Editor Joanna Sullivan chats with the president and CEO of the Living Classrooms Foundation James Piper Bond in a video interview regarding the Foundation as an educational...more

Broad Foundation Awards Nearly $20 Million to Nonprofits to Enable Blended Learning
The Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation donated $20 million to nonprofit organizations to assist educators, students and parents with blended learning at school and at home across the country. The...more

Senate Appropriations Bill to Provide Funds to Low-Income and Disadvantaged Students
The Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies (LHHS) recently passed an appropriations bill. The bill will provide continued funds to...more

A Virtual Computer-based Platform May Be an Effective Learning Environment
A study that is currently published online in BMC Medical Education finds that a virtual computer environment is an effective learning environment. The project involved participants engaged in a...more

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A new public library is empowering struggling families while helping reinvigorate the communities where they live. The Petersburg Public Library in Virginia is "not your mama's library" and...more

Children in Afterschool Programs Less Likely to Have Emotional Problems
According to Penn State researchers, children participating in after school programs benefit from positive peer influence and are less likely to bear emotional problems. The researchers also...more






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