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Wyoming lawmakers nix GPA incentive for scholarship program

Nov. 15, 2019 12:02 PM EST

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming lawmakers have decided against giving college students more state scholarship money for high grades. The Joint Education Interim Committee voted 8-5 against the proposal Thursday in Cheyenne. The bill would have enabled students to boost Hathaway Scholarship funding by...

Editorials from around New England

Nov. 15, 2019 9:18 AM EST

Editorials from around New England CONNECTICUT The Sandy Hook lawsuit is about to expose how the AR-15 is marketed to Americans. That’s good news for all of us. Hartford Courant Nov. 13 The people who sell the weapon of choice for mass killers are going to have to reveal exactly how they peddle their...

School board votes to make good on scholarship mix-up

Nov. 15, 2019 4:29 AM EST

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A Virginia school system plans to make good on a mistaken pledge to give five high school students annual scholarships of $2,000 each. Five seniors from the class of 2019 were nominated by their Norfolk schools for a statewide award that recognizes academically successful students who...

US military academy athletes can now delay service, go pro

Nov. 14, 2019 6:56 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense Secretary Mark Esper has opened the door for athletes at the nation’s military academies to play professional sports after they graduate, and delay their active-duty service. Esper signed a memo last Friday laying out the new guidelines, which says the athletes must get...

Immigrants, led by Jamaicans, slow Baltimore population loss

Nov. 14, 2019 5:31 PM EST

BALTIMORE (AP) — Steve McMurray was not long out of high school when he moved to the United States. He left St. Mary Parish, a rural area in northeastern Jamaica, for trade school in Miami. He spent about a year and a half there, met a Jamaican girl with family in Maryland, and they moved here. Their...

U. of Vermont announces tuition freeze for next year

Nov. 14, 2019 4:01 PM EST

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The University of Vermont will not be increasing tuition next year. University President Suresh Garimella announced the move Thursday, saying it was critical for the school to address the financial pressures that families and individuals face when seeking higher education. This year,...

These employers chip in on your student loans

Nov. 14, 2019 12:11 PM EST

Trilogy Health Services, a Louisville, Kentucky-based operator of senior living facilities, has paid $100 a month toward each eligible worker’s student loans over the past four years. Its total outlay: roughly $3 million. That money has made a big difference for Trilogy’s nurses, therapists and...

Tuition increases approved at Rhode Island colleges

Nov. 14, 2019 10:15 AM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Students at Rhode Island’s three state colleges could be paying more in tuition next fall following a vote by state education officials. WJAR-TV reports the proposal would boost tuition $438 per year at the University of Rhode Island for in-state students; $681 a year for...

Applications open for scholarship to fill WVa teaching jobs

Nov. 14, 2019 6:03 AM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Applications are now open for a scholarship meant to draw recent high school graduates interested in becoming math, science, elementary and special education teachers to West Virginia. News outlets report the Underwood-Smith Teaching Scholars Program will provide up to $10,000 per...

Oversight board to vote on tuition spikes for state schools

Nov. 13, 2019 4:04 PM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — An education oversight council plans to vote on tuition increases for Rhode Island’s three state colleges. The vote from the Council on Post-Secondary Education was scheduled for Wednesday. A document obtained by WJAR shows the University of Rhode Island, Rhode Island College...