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  • Making college affordable: five ways that states, schools are trying to help

    Student debt and skyrocketing tuition make headlines. But this week, both Democratic and Republican lawmakers have sought to highlight the silver lining – examples of how states and institutions have been trying to reduce the cost of higher education.Here are some ideas presented in a hearing Wednesday held by the House Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Training, and another Thursday morning before the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

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  • Obama, on bus tour, to unveil new strategy to curb college costs

    College costs increased 600 percent in the past 30 years, and federal aid enabled it. What's needed is a 'shake up,' Obama told supporters – and it may not be popular with 'some who've made higher education their business.'

  • The Guns at Last Light

    Is there really anything more to be said about World War II? The third volume of Rick Atkinson's 'Liberation Trilogy' proves that there is.

  • Student loans: Could GOP, White House strike a compromise on interest rates?

    The interest rates set for student loans expire July 1 – one year after Congress took action. Now, there’s a growing desire to come up with a longer-term plan.

  • Obama budget's big education items: Preschool for All, college Race to the Top (+video)

    President Obama's budget proposal gives the Education Department $71.2 billion in discretionary spending for fiscal year 2014. Preschool for All would be funded by a tax hike on cigarettes.

  • Fear Itself

    Ira Katznelson has produced an exceptionally engaging and thoughtful account of the New Deal era.

  • Student loan interest doubles in July due to Congressional inaction

    The rate for subsidized Stafford loans is set to increase from 3.4 percent to 6.8 percent on July 1, due to Congressional inaction, just as millions of new college students start signing up for fall courses.

  • Engineers of Victory

    Meet the engineers, scientists, technicians, and logistical experts whose ingenuity and innovations caused the Allies to win World War II.

  • Double Cross

    The wonderfully entertaining story of the spies who made D-Day possible is both improbable and true.

  • Making college affordable: five ways that states, schools are trying to help

    Student debt and skyrocketing tuition make headlines. But this week, both Democratic and Republican lawmakers have sought to highlight the silver lining – examples of how states and institutions have been trying to reduce the cost of higher education.Here are some ideas presented in a hearing Wednesday held by the House Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Training, and another Thursday morning before the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

  • Congress poised to prevent doubling of rates on student loans

    Facing a July 1 deadline, Congress finally came to terms on a bipartisan agreement to extend the 3.4 percent rate on federally subsidized student loans. It is expected to pass, along with a long-delayed highway bill, this week.

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What happens when ordinary people decide to pay it forward? Extraordinary change...

Danny Bent poses at the starting line of the Boston Marathon in Hopkinton, Mass.

After the Boston Marathon bombings, Danny Bent took on a cross-country challenge

The athlete-adventurer co-founded a relay run called One Run for Boston that started in Los Angeles and ended at the marathon finish line to raise funds for victims.

 
 
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