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Community Colleges Rally for Increased State Support, Celebrate 50th Anniversary
HARRISBURG, Pa., April 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Community college supporters joined today at the State Capitol in Harrisburg to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Community College Act in Pennsylvania, or Act 484 of 1963, and to tell state lawmakers that years of limited state support is pushing the colleges to their limit, risking the half-century-old mission of the institutions to provide affordable, quality higher education.
Governor Corbett's 2013-14 budget proposal calls for flat funding for all of higher education, including community colleges.
Ruling on charter panel won't hurt many schools
The state Supreme Court ruling that declared a special charter school commission unconstitutional put 16 schools in limbo, but won't affect more than 100 other Georgia charter schools, including one in Clarke County.
Best of the Best
Congratulations to this year’s valedictorians and salutatorians
2010's valedictorians and salutatorians
Join the Athens Banner Herald in congratulating these young ladies and young men on their very special achievement.
Late payments on student loans dip in 4th quarter
NEW YORK — Statistics for one quarter don't make a trend, but a drop in the rate of late payments for student loans in the last three months of 2009 may be a promising sign.
Forum: In recession, people can't afford student loans
The government must intervene now to prevent more young people from defaulting on their student loans. With high unemployment, few job opportunities and rising tuition rates, people cannot afford to pay for their education. Educational opportunity was supposed to be a way up and a way out for millions of poor and working-class Americans.
UGA financial aid requests soar
The number of University of Georgia students who receive federal Pell Grants has nearly doubled in two years, a reflection of the dire financial straits facing many Georgia families.
Public vs private debate not unique to Georgia
The debate that has caught fire in Georgia between public and private schools does not end at the state's borders.