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Final Round of MI2020 Scholarship Competition Underway

Senate Democratic Leader Gretchen Whitmer announced that the final round of the MI2020 Scholarship Competition has begun as the ten finalists compete to win the $10,000 grand prize. The ten students qualified for the finals by receiving the highest number of votes during the semi-final round of the competition during which more than 40,000 votes were cast all across Michigan

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If You’re an American, There’s a Good Chance You Would Fail a Citizenship Test

Nearly a third of Americans would get a big fat “F” on a citizenship test, according to a new study. The lack of knowledge mostly pertains to civics questions.

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Michigan 2020 Plan to Receive Hearing in Senate Finance Committee

Senate Democratic Leader Gretchen Whitmer announced today that the Senate Finance Committee will be taking up legislation tomorrow to enact the Michigan 2020 Plan, in what could be a historic first step toward making the plan to offer free college tuition a reality for high school graduates across the state

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Is Getting a College Degree Worth the Money? — Dollars and Sense

As college tuition and contributions to college savings funds rise, experts are again examining the value of higher education and wondering if the cost is a good investment in someone’s future.

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Parents Are Taking Out Student Loans for Kindergarten

Parents taking out a crippling loan to ensure that their child has a good education is nothing new. However, they usually wait until the child is in a grade that doesn’t have a finger painting class before they start slowly going into debt. 

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Teacher’s Aide Fired for Refusing to Let Employers Access Her Facebook Account

A few schools have made the news lately for over-policing students’ social media accounts.

Now it seems to be happening to employees, too, because a Michigan teacher’s aide claims she was fired for refusing to give her bosses access to her Facebook page.

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School Forces Students to Delete Facebook Pages

Schools these days seem to have no compunctions about policing students’ use of social media. An Indiana teenager was recently expelled for swearing in a tweet, and now a Brooklyn, New York school is forcing its charges to delete their Facebook accounts — or face expulsion themselves.

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Recent College Grads Make Less Now Than a Decade Ago — Dollars and Sense

Since the economy took a turn for the worse, more and more young adults are moving back home with their parents after graduating from college, and this could be one reason why: recent grads are making less now than they did a decade ago.

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Senate Dems Announce Scholarship Competition to Highlight Michigan 2020 Plan

Senate Democratic Leader Gretchen Whitmer announced the MI2020 Scholarship Competition today that will provide the winner with a year's worth of tuition, up to $10,000, at any on Michigan's community colleges or public universities

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Will Computers Replace Human Tutors?

Human tutors are usually good teachers — but what if a computer program could do the same thing, right down to identifying students’ emotions and boredom levels?

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