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  • Michael Vaudreuil graduates from college he was janitor at

    54-year-old janitor graduates from college he cleaned for years

    Michael Vaudreuil’s college experience is different than most students. While he learned from the same teachers during the day, he spent his night’s not studying with his fellow classmates, but rather cleaning the same chalkboards he learned on. The Washington Post reports that Vaudreuil was running a thriving plastering business for 24-years but that business […]

  • Obama student loan forgiveness for people with permanent disabilities

    President Obama is forgiving student loans for 400,000 people

    The Obama administration is working to forgive the student loan debt for 400,000 Americans with permanent disabilities. The move will help safeguard those individuals’ Social Security payments. The Education Department on Tuesday announced a new process to better identify hundreds of thousands of borrowers who are eligible to apply for the already existing federal loan-forgiveness […]

  • Detroit Community College free tuition

    Detroit’s community colleges are offering free tuition

    Detroit high schoolers who choose to attend one of the cities five community colleges will not pay a single penny to attend college. The Detroit Promise Zone program, officially launched on Tuesday and is fueled by funds that will first arrive from a private scholarship foundation. Starting in 2018, some of the money will come […]

  • Stanford acceptance rate

    9 US colleges that are harder to get into than ivy league schools

    If you apply at Harvard, Columbia, Yale, and various other ivy league schools, there is a very good chance that you will not be accepted. Ivy’s are known for accepting well below 10% of all applicants, and typically students must achieve some very impressive testing scores and offer plenty of community involvement before they are […]

  • University of Chicago

    University of Chicago is getting a $50 million gift

    Venture capitalist Michael Moritz is gifting $50 million to the University of Chicago. The money will be used to benefit low income students. Moritz, chairman at Sequoia Capital, and his wife, Harriet Heyman, are funding a support program for “lower-income students with outstanding potential,” the university announced. The university says the donation is part of […]

  • Entire Kindergarten class going to college

    Stranger pledges $1 million to send entire kindergarten class to college

    Marty Burbank is sending an entire kindergarten class to college. Burbank announced this week that he will be sending the current kindergarten class at Rio Vista Elementary School in Anaheim, California, to college when they are ready. Burbank pledged $1 million which will cover two years at a community college and two years at a California […]

  • Donald Trump calls for end of common core

    Donald Trump calls for an end to Common Core

    “Common Core’s a total disaster,” and “We’re going to end Common Core.” Those were the words spoken by Donald Trump in a video he uploaded to Facebook on Tuesday, Donald Trump vowed to end the controversial nationwide education program. Since it was adopted in 2010, the Common Core has been attacked by some opponents who say […]

  • Harvard has proposed massive changes to college admissions

    Harvard has proposed massive changes to college admissions

    The Harvard Graduate School of Education has shared a new report that has been endorsed by dozens of other schools. The proposal specifically evaluates how colleges choose prospective students. The report focuses on three important and key considerations. Promoting more meaningful contributions to others, community service, and engagement with the public good. Assessing students’ ethical engagement and contributions […]

  • Girls who code offering scholarships for summer classes

    Girls Who Code is giving away $1 million to underprivileged girls

    Girls Who Code, a national nonprofit that is helping ensure that more females learn computer programming, is giving away $1 million in scholarships to high school girls who want to take part in its popular summer programs. While the coding and tech classes are free, CEO Reshma Saujani said the additional funds are an attempt […]

  • Temple University - Best Online MBA program in America

    The 19 best online MBA programs in America

    An MBA is a great way to climb the corporate ladder and even land a better job immediately. While attending a top on-campus MBA program is a great option, many working professionals don’t have the time for a traditional program. If you want to obtain your MBA and you don’t have the time for a traditional […]