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Obamacare edges out college health plans with costlier coverage

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Healthcare | Increasing numbers of college-bound students are being forced off campus in their search for affordable health insurance. And many are finding their options…

Study: Families with Obamacare still can’t afford the deductibles

Study: Families with Obamacare still can’t afford the deductibles

By Laura Edghill
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Healthcare | A new study released by the Kaiser Family Foundation reveals many families lack the necessary funds to meet their health insurance deductibles under…

NYC mayor reaches out to religious schools to boost free pre-K access

By Laura Edghill
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Education | New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is reaching out to the city’s religious schools in an attempt to create 17,000 additional state-funded spots for full-day…

Despite some closings, small colleges are not doomed yet

By Laura Edghill
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Higher Education | Supporters of a small liberal-arts college unexpectedly rallied on social media last week following the abrupt announcement of the upcoming closure of Sweet…

High court weighs validity of teacher testimony in child abuse cases

High court weighs validity of teacher testimony in child abuse cases

By Laura Edghill
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Child welfare | The U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments on Monday regarding statements children make to teachers and other non-law enforcement agents about abuse they have…

Illinois governor sues to protect state workers from ‘fair share’ union dues

By Laura Edghill
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Government | February weather across the Midwest may be frigid, but the current stand-off between Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner and the state’s public sector unions has…

Are today’s students working too hard?

Are today’s students working too hard?

By Laura Edghill
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Education | Today’s high school seniors party less and study more than their parents did. Most moms and dads might not think that’s a problem, but their kids do.

Mississippi and West Virginia maintain country’s strictest vaccination laws

By Laura Edghill
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Health | Vaccine-wary parents in Mississippi and West Virginia must continue to comply with mandatory immunization rules for their children to be eligible to attend…

Sham universities create student visa loopholes terrorists could exploit

By Laura Edghill
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Immigration | Immigrant student Bhanu Challa unexpectedly traded her anticipated diploma for handcuffs in 2011, during a federal crack-down on universities suspected of…

Business classes transform inmates into CEOs

By Laura Edghill
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Prison | Richard Chavez Jr. has an ambitious business plan. He seeks $50,000 in seed money for a proposed mobile youth counseling center set to launch in 2020. It…

Delaying the separation anxiety: Mom and Dad move to college

Delaying the separation anxiety: Mom and Dad move to college

By Laura Edghill
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Higher Education | The latest trend in helicopter parenting has arrived.  Lori Osterberg and her husband recently moved from Denver to Portland, Ore., to live with their…

First lady Michelle Obama’s food fight rages on

By Laura Edghill
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Education | Congress threw some whole grains out of first lady Michelle Obama’s food fight last week by passing a massive year-end spending bill that eases some…

 
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