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Undergraduate Students Get Financial Aid, Still Suffers from Meeting College Costs
More undergraduates are being awarded financial aid, the average college student still endure unmet college costs and what students can afford to pay on their own or with grant aid. Students with...more



The Social Enterprise Collaborative
The Social Enterprise Collaborative was launched by DePaul professor Patrick J. Murphy last fall of 2012. The collaborative is an assembly of students and Chicago social entrepreneurs that enables...more

Grants Focus on Better Information from Community Colleges
The Center for Law and Social Policy reports that the latest iteration of Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training Grants will require state applicants to develop on online...more

Head Start Classes to Have Fewer Children Due to Sequestration
Local Head Start programs across the country will seem to have fewer students due to the federal budget cuts. Some Head Start programs, due to sequestration cuts that took effect earlier this...more

New Study Shows Bilingual Kids Prefer Interaction with Accent-free Speakers
According to a study published in the journal Frontiers in Psychology, researchers from Concordia University found that, like monolingual children, bilingual children prefer speaking exchanges with...more

The Next 20 Genius Kids to Get $100,000 Peter Thiel Funds to Ditch College
Peter Thiel, PayPal creator, libertarian and The Thiel Foundation founder, is constantly challenging the status quo with its Thiel Fellows program. The program offers a select group of...more

Looking at the Budget for Educating Kids with Special Needs
Local legislators from the Southwestern Vermont Supervisory Union and Bennington Economic Development Partners met with economic development and school officials at a legislative breakfast to discuss...more

Ernst & Young LLP and Big Shoulders Fund Join Forces to Enhance Math Education through Technology
Chicago-based nonprofit Big Shoulders Fund and the Chicago office of Ernst & Young LLP has partnered to boost math education through technology. Ernst & Young LLP has announced $75,000 over the...more

Higher Education Crucial In Socio-Economic Development
The importance of higher education has been highlighted as one of the most crucial factors that could contribute to a country's socio-economic development during a seminar entitled "Development of...more





Russell James, a famed fashion photographer, started Nomad Two Worlds (N2W), an idea that stemmed from Russell’s Australian roots where he witnessed the culture clash between the Indigenous and non-Indigenous people in Australia.




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