Study: Struggling college students get a hand to graduate
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Study: Struggling college students get a hand to graduate

WASHINGTON (AP) — Getting through college isn’t easy, and it can be even harder for low-income and first generation students with few support resources. A new tool involving big data can help those at risk. Researchers at Georgia State University spent four years analyzing students’ grades, test scores and other information in order to identify … Continue reading

Restaurants: The next front for the immigration debate?
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Restaurants: The next front for the immigration debate?

CHICAGO (AP) — The national debate over immigration policy could be coming to a diner near you. From down-home delis to upscale bistros, dozens of restaurants nationwide are seeking “sanctuary” status, a designation owners hope will help protect employees in an immigrant-heavy industry and tone down fiery rhetoric sparked by the presidential campaign. First inspired … Continue reading

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Bill would end ‘winner take all’ electoral vote system

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A bill to end Virginia’s “winner take all” system of awarding Electoral College votes was approved by a House subcommittee Tuesday. The electoral votes should be divided among presidential candidates based on how many of Virginia’s 11 congressional districts they win, the subcommittee of the House Privileges and Elections Committee decided … Continue reading

DeVos: Won’t dismantle public schools as education secretary
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DeVos: Won’t dismantle public schools as education secretary

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a sometimes contentious confirmation hearing, education secretary pick Betsy DeVos pledged that she would not seek to dismantle public schools amid questions by Democrats about her qualifications, political donations and long-time work advocating for charter schools and school choice. DeVos said she would address “the needs of all parents and students” … Continue reading

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Legislative panel keeps photo ID requirement

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A legislative subcommittee killed an attempt Tuesday to repeal Virginia’s requirement that voters show a photo ID at the polls. A subcommittee of the House Privileges and Elections Committee voted to shelve HB 1904, which would have eliminated the mandate that registered Virginia voters present a driver’s license, passport or other … Continue reading

Lawmakers target college tuition and access
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Lawmakers target college tuition and access

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Legislators from both parties and both houses of the General Assembly gathered Tuesday, Jan. 18, to highlight more than 20 bills that they say would improve higher education in Virginia. More than 10 percent of the state’s lawmakers participated in a news conference at Capitol Square, aiming their comments at university … Continue reading

Rolling Stone publisher disagreed with rape story retraction
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Rolling Stone publisher disagreed with rape story retraction

Rolling Stone magazine publisher and co-founder Jann Wenner said in a video deposition that he disagreed with a top editor’s decision to retract an entire article about a gang rape at a University of Virginia fraternity after the story was discredited. In a video played for jurors Friday in the defamation trial against Rolling Stone, Jann … Continue reading

Obama: ‘My Brother’s Keeper’ will benefit US economy
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Obama: ‘My Brother’s Keeper’ will benefit US economy

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) –€” Promoting his initiative for boys and young men of color, President Barack Obama said Tuesday, Oct. 11, that helping these males stay out of trouble and on the right path is an “American challenge” that will pay off for the U.S. economy in the long run. Speaking about the “My Brother’s … Continue reading

Senator: Education Dept. mishandling Corinthian student debt
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Senator: Education Dept. mishandling Corinthian student debt

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Education Department is pursuing debt collection — rather than debt relief — for nearly 80,000 former students of Corinthian Colleges, despite federal and state findings that the now-defunct for-profit chain defrauded students, Sen. Elizabeth Warren said in a blistering critique of the administration’s actions. The Massachusetts Democrat reported the findings of … Continue reading

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Michelle Obama: The case for college

An editorial by Michelle Obama As you check out The FADER, [ http://www.thefader.com/2016/09/30/michelle-obama-the-case-for-college-essay ] reading the stories and looking at photographs of the latest trendsetters, you might be inspired to dream about a career in music or entertainment yourself. And as you learn about people who’ve been successful in these industries, you might notice that … Continue reading

President Moore optimistic about NSU’s future and challenges
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President Moore optimistic about NSU’s future and challenges

An exclusive interview with the Spartan Echo and the National Broadcasting Society (full video below) by Tiana K. Allen and Malik Glaspie In an exclusive interview with the Spartan Echo and the Norfolk State University chapter of the National Broadcasting Society on Sept. 29, President and CEO Eddie N. Moore, Jr. touched on several topics … Continue reading