Higher education

A poster advertising Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’s Rethink School initiative is seen at a summit on innovation in higher education held at the Education Department Thursday, Dec. 14 2017, in Washington. Republican lawmakers have dropped from the tax bill provisions that were criticized by students and educators as making college less affordable. House and Senate Republican leaders forged an agreement Wednesday on what would be the most sweeping overhaul of the nation's tax laws in more than 30 years. The package would give generous tax cuts to corporations and the wealthiest Americans, and more modest tax cuts to low- and middle-income families. (AP Photo/Maria Danilova)
December 14, 2017 - 3:33 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican lawmakers have dropped from the tax bill provisions that were criticized by students and educators as making college less affordable. House and Senate Republican leaders forged an agreement Wednesday on what would be the most sweeping overhaul of the nation's tax laws...
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FILE - In this April 28, 2015, file photo, students wait outside Everest College in Industry, Calif., hoping to get their transcriptions and information on loan forgiveness and transferring credits to other schools. California's attorney general is suing the Trump administration, saying the federal Department of Education is refusing to process debt relief claims from tens of thousands of students who had federal loans to attend Corinthian Colleges. (AP Photo/Christine Armario, File)
December 14, 2017 - 2:19 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The federal Department of Education is refusing to process debt relief claims from tens of thousands of students who had federal loans to attend Corinthian Colleges, California's attorney general claimed Thursday in the latest lawsuit against the Trump administration. More...
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Newell Normand
December 13, 2017 - 4:09 pm
Governor John Bel Edwards was nice enough to stop by our studio while he was in the neighborhood. Here are some of the highlights of our conversation. Newell: I'm as optimistic as I can be. I always try to start the year thinking the New Year will be better than the past year, and I think we've got...
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FILE - In this Aug. 24, 2006 file photo, Kirk Humphreys, the former mayor of Oklahoma City, speaks at a news conference in Oklahoma City. Humphreys, a member of the University of Oklahoma Board of Regents, is being criticized Monday, Dec. 11, 2017, for comparing gay people to pedophiles and politicians who have resigned recently after allegations of sexual misconduct. Humphreys made the comments over the weekend on a television public affairs show. The LGBTQ advocacy group Freedom Oklahoma has called for his removal from the board if he does not apologize. (AP Photo/File)
December 11, 2017 - 8:49 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A former Oklahoma City mayor and member of the University of Oklahoma Board of Regents was rebuked Monday for comparing gay people to pedophiles and politicians who've recently resigned amid allegations of sexual misconduct. Kirk Humphreys made the comments during a local TV...
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December 08, 2017 - 3:49 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — A former Amazon financial analyst has been sentenced to six months in prison and a $2,500 fine after admitting he tipped off a college friend to details about the company's upcoming first-quarter earnings report in spring 2015. Brett D. Kennedy was sentenced Friday after pleading...
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December 07, 2017 - 4:38 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio awarded $10 million in grants Thursday to six companies and a university that have come up with innovative scientific ideas to address the national opioid epidemic. The Ohio Third Frontier Commission awarded the grants for ideas that include development of pain management...
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FILE- In this Aug. 31, 2017, file photo, District Judge Allen Sinclair arrives for the seventh day of preliminary hearings at the Centre County Courthouse in Bellefonte, Pa. Sinclair threw out involuntary manslaughter and aggravated assault charges against eight defendants in death of Tim Piazza in September. A hearing on Thursday, Dec. 7, will determine whether a new district judge will preside over what will be a second preliminary hearing, as prosecutors pursue reinstated criminal charges in the death of Piazza. (Phoebe Sheehan/Centre Daily Times via AP, File)
December 07, 2017 - 3:51 pm
BELLEFONTE, Pa. (AP) — A prosecutor on Thursday sharply criticized a judge over her handling of the case against former Penn State fraternity members charged in a pledge's drinking death. "While this case may be unusual and novel in complexity and number of defendants, the court has an obligation...
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Jennifer Lawrence arrives at The Hollywood Reporter's Women in Entertainment Breakfast at Milk Studios on Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
December 06, 2017 - 6:20 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — It wasn't Angelina Jolie or Jennifer Lawrence who got the most rousing applause at the Hollywood Reporter's annual Women in Entertainment breakfast on Wednesday. It was a college freshman named Carla Arellano. The Loyola Marymount University student received a standing ovation...
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FILE - In this June 30, 2009, file photo, Harvard University President Drew Faust, the university's first female president, poses for a photograph on the university's campus in Cambridge, Mass. Harvard University is upholding a 2016 policy that pressures secretive all-male social clubs to accept students of any gender, its top leadership announced on Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017. Faust said the overall impact of gender-exclusive groups has been negative. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)
December 05, 2017 - 5:27 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Harvard University is upholding a policy that pressures secretive all-male social clubs to accept students of any gender, its top leadership announced on Tuesday. In a private meeting on Monday, the university's governing board voted to approve a May 2016 rule saying students who join...
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FILE - In this Sept. 8, 2015, file photo, kindergarten students listen as teacher Amy Holland reads on the first day of school at Nancy Ryles Elementary School in Beaverton, Ore. A last-minute amendment to the Republicans' tax plan would allow parents to use savings from 529 education savings accounts to pay for K-12 education, including homeschool expenses. It's been hailed as a win for school choice because it would expand a program that's been restricted to college tuition and expenses, although critics say it would benefit only wealthy families. (AP Photo/Don Ryan, File)
December 05, 2017 - 12:22 pm
A late amendment to the Republicans' tax overhaul plan would allow parents to put money they save for their children's college costs toward K-12 education, including private school tuition and homeschool expenses, in a proposal hailed as a win by school choice supporters. The Senate plan would...
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