Arriving on the final official day of fall, the much-anticipated framework of the Obama administration’s planned college rating system is long on ambition but short on details. Less a fully-formed rating system and more an outline of what a final product might eventually look like, the framework offers about a dozen potential metrics being considered by the […]
State funding for public institutions declined by 12 percent from 2003 to 2012 while tuition costs increased, making it more difficult for students and families to afford college, according to a recent report from the Government Accountability Office (GAO).
"Senate Banking Committee Chair Tim Johnson (D-S.D.) is concerned about the economic impact of student loans on borrowers and their families and has called several government agencies to take coordinated action to address those issues, especially loan servicing and debt collection," Credit Union Times reports.
"Senators say forgiving student loans, paying teacher mentors a stipend and boosting some teachers' salaries could be ways to recruit and keep good teachers in South Carolina," The Associated Press reports.