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La. lawmakers seek amendment to limit college tuition increases


  • Times-Picayune (New Orleans), The

Louisiana lawmakers are considering a state constitutional amendment that would prevent public colleges and universities from raising tuition to cover expenses if the state government reduces funding.… Read More

Abilities Awareness Week seeks to teach tolerance


  • (New Jersey)

Students in a New Jersey school district learned about disabilities during the district's Abilities Awareness Week, held earlier this month. Events included discussions led by parents of students with… Read More

Unemployment rate drops for 2013 college graduates


  • Diverse: Issues In Higher Education

The unemployment rate for 2013 college graduates is 10.9%, down from 13.3% in 2012, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. However, many of those graduates -- those ages 20 to 29 who earned a four… Read More