Education costs

FILE - In this Feb. 25, 2016, file photo, children hold signs during a rally in support of public charter schools at the Capitol in Olympia, Wash. Support for charter schools has fallen significantly over the past year, according to a national opinion poll. Only 39 percent of respondents say they support the formation of charter schools, compared to 51 percent last year. The study was released by Education Next, an education journal published by Harvard’s Kennedy School and Stanford University. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)
August 15, 2017 - 3:11 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — A new survey says that expanding charter schools around the country is losing support among Americans, even as President Donald Trump and his administration continue to push for school choice. Trump campaigned on a promise to dramatically improve school choice — charter schools...
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FILE - In this Feb. 25, 2016, file photo, children hold signs during a rally in support of public charter schools at the Capitol in Olympia, Wash. Support for charter schools has fallen significantly over the past year, according to a national opinion poll. Only 39 percent of respondents say they support the formation of charter schools, compared to 51 percent last year. The study was released by Education Next, an education journal published by Harvard’s Kennedy School and Stanford University. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)
August 15, 2017 - 12:04 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Expanding charter schools around the country is losing support among Americans, even as President Donald Trump and his administration continue to push for school choice, according to a survey released Tuesday. Trump campaigned on a promise to dramatically improve school choice —...
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August 12, 2017 - 8:42 am
MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia college's program for students at risk of becoming homeless is getting a $45,000 gift to support its work. Kennesaw State University says in a statement that a nonprofit called The American Opportunity Foundation donated the money. It will provide emergency on-campus...
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FILE - In this April 10, 2013, file photo, Louisville men's basketball coach Rick Pitino speaks to fans during a celebration in Louisville, Ky. Louisville says the NCAA "abused" its authority when it disciplined the school for a sex scandal that could result in the loss of its 2013 national basketball championship. The school also says in a 68-page appeal released Friday, Aug. 11, 2017, that the governing body imposed "draconian" penalties and ignored the school's self-imposed discipline. Louisville banned itself from the 2016 postseason after its investigation uncovered violations. The Hall of Fame coach called the NCAA penalties "unjust and over the top in its severity" when they were announced on June 15. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley, File)
August 11, 2017 - 7:02 pm
Louisville said the NCAA "abused" its authority when it disciplined the school for a sex scandal that could result in the loss of its 2013 national basketball championship. The school also said in a 68-page appeal released Friday that the governing body imposed "draconian" penalties and ignored the...
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In this photo taken Aug. 8, 2017, Kelsey Nellis, second from right, instructs employees in preparation for the start of the school year at the Mountain View Christian Schools in Las Vegas. More than a third of U.S. states have created school voucher programs that bypass thorny constitutional and political issues by turning them over to non-profits that rely primarily on businesses to fund them. But the programs are raising questions about transparency and accountability at a time when supporters are urging that it be expanded into a federal program. (AP Photo/John Locher)
August 11, 2017 - 3:40 am
LAS VEGAS (AP) — More than a third of U.S. states have created school voucher programs that bypass thorny constitutional and political issues by turning them over to nonprofits that rely primarily on businesses to fund them. But the programs are raising questions about transparency and...
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In this photo taken Aug. 8, 2017, Megan Mitchum decorates the outside of a classroom in preparation for the start of the school year at the Mountain View Christian Schools in Las Vegas. More than a third of U.S. states have created school voucher programs that bypass thorny constitutional and political issues by turning them over to non-profits that rely primarily on businesses to fund them. But the programs are raising questions about transparency and accountability at a time when supporters are urging that it be expanded into a federal program. (AP Photo/John Locher)
August 11, 2017 - 3:13 am
LAS VEGAS (AP) — More than half the country has a school choice program that enables families to use public money to send their children to private school. The programs vary by name, structure and eligibility requirements, but most are geared toward low-income families. In 2015, less than 1 percent...
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In this photo taken Aug. 8, 2017, Kelsey Nellis, second from right, instructs employees in preparation for the start of the school year at the Mountain View Christian Schools in Las Vegas. More than a third of U.S. states have created school voucher programs that bypass thorny constitutional and political issues by turning them over to non-profits that rely primarily on businesses to fund them. But the programs are raising questions about transparency and accountability at a time when supporters are urging that it be expanded into a federal program. (AP Photo/John Locher)
August 11, 2017 - 3:11 am
LAS VEGAS (AP) — More than a third of U.S. states have created school voucher programs that bypass thorny constitutional and political issues by turning them over to nonprofits that rely primarily on businesses to fund them. But the programs are raising questions about transparency and...
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In this photo taken Aug. 8, 2017, Kelsey Nellis, second from right, instructs employees in preparation for the start of the school year at the Mountain View Christian Schools in Las Vegas. More than a third of U.S. states have created school voucher programs that bypass thorny constitutional and political issues by turning them over to non-profits that rely primarily on businesses to fund them. But the programs are raising questions about transparency and accountability at a time when supporters are urging that it be expanded into a federal program. (AP Photo/John Locher)
August 11, 2017 - 3:10 am
LAS VEGAS (AP) — More than a third of U.S. states have created school voucher programs that bypass thorny constitutional and political issues by turning them over to nonprofits that rely primarily on businesses to fund them. But the programs are raising questions about transparency and...
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August 07, 2017 - 3:00 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — American consumers increased their borrowing at a slower pace in June, as the category that includes auto and student loans posted the smallest gain in a year. The Federal Reserve says overall consumer credit expanded by $12.4 billion in June, down from May's $18.3 billion...
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August 04, 2017 - 4:00 pm
CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Highly regarded high school prospects Trevor Lawrence and Xavier Thomas are among seven players who signed financial-aid agreements with Clemson. Tigers coach Dabo Swinney said the group plans to enroll at Clemson next January. Lawrence is a 6-foot-4, 196-pound quarterback from...
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