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Revised Data Shows Community Colleges Have Been Underappreciated

Community Colleges Have Been Underappreciated
Kevin Carey | OCT. 31, 2017 A college degree is the key to unlocking many of the best careers in the modern labor market. But more than 20 million working-age adults in the United States are college dropouts, failed in some way by institutions that collectively receive hundreds of billions of dollars in public funding every year. For the last few decades, the Department of Education has trac...
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House G.O.P. Tax Writers Take Aim at College Tuition Benefits

House G.O.P. Tax Writers Take Aim at College Tuition Benefits
By ERICA L. GREEN | NOV. 15, 2017 WASHINGTON — The moment the last of Fred Vautour’s five children walked across the stage as a Boston College graduate was priceless. Not only did Mr. Vautour have the rare distinction of handing each of his children their diplomas, but he was also able to pay for their nearly 18 years of schooling by collecting trash, scrubbing toilets and mopping floors while t...
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Morehouse, Spelman students hunger strike ends in free meals on campus

Morehouse, Spelman students hunger strike ends in free meals on campus
By thegrio | November 11, 2017 A hunger strike at Morehouse College and Spelman College has ended after the two historically black colleges announced that they would make changes to help students who did not have access to food. On Tuesday, Mary Pat Hector, of Spelman, took to Twitter to announce that the hunger strike, which started on November 2, was over. “What came from that meeting w...
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