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9 HOURS AGO - San Francisco Chronicle

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Administration would give prisoners access to student grants

WASHINGTON (AP) — Some federal and state prisoners could soon be eligible for federal student aid to take college courses while behind bars. The aid would come in the form of Pell grants, which are for low-income people and do not have to be repaid. The Education Department confirmed Tuesday that it would conduct a limited pilot program to give ...

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11 HOURS AGO - Seattle Times

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A No Child Left Behind outcome worth saving

The nation needs a much better education law that maintains federal oversight of student achievement.

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13 HOURS AGO - Yahoo! News

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Obama administration to allow prisoners access to college grants

U.S prisoners will soon be eligible for federal grants to take college courses online, a Justice Department official said on Tuesday. The Justice Department and the Department of Education will announce on Friday a limited pilot program for incarcerated Americans to apply for federal Pell grants. The program builds on efforts from the White House to provide pathways out of ...

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16 HOURS AGO - San Francisco Chronicle

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Wyoming lottery not to release some financial documents

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — The Wyoming Lottery no longer will release banking and loan documents, vendor contracts and sales data of individual retailers after the lottery board passed a new public records policy. The policy approved Monday also establishes fees for public documents that range from $1 a page to $35 per request for any computer time needed for a ...

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17 HOURS AGO - San Francisco Chronicle

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Former Ala state school superintendent Wayne Teague dies

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama's longest-serving state school superintendent has died. Retired state superintendent Wayne Teague served as head of the Alabama Department of Education for 20 years before leaving the job in 1995. Teague died Sunday at his home in Auburn. He was 87. Teague worked as a teacher, coach, administrator and local superintendent in Alabama and Georgia before ...

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