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Kentucky College Gets Enormous $250 Million Donation

Show me the money indeed. Centre College, in Danville. Kentucky, got the gift of a lifetime this week when it received a $250 million donation.

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Flint School District
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Flint Schools Plan to Downsize District

The Flint School Board approved a deficit elimination plan at their meeting on Thursday night.

According to WNEM, Interim Superintendent Larry Watkins said the plan puts the district on track to have a $400,000 budget surplus by the end of fiscal year 2016.

The district is projected to lose hundreds of students in the coming years. The deficit elimina

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Flint School District Owes Almost $5 Million in Retiree Pension Payments

The Flint School District has less than one week to pay $4.7 million it owes the state employee pension system or the state could withhold student aid.

According to MLive, the money is due after the

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courtesy U.S. Rep. Dan Kildee
courtesy U.S. Rep. Dan Kildee
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U.S. Rep. Dan Kildee Calls for Congress to Freeze Interest Rates on Student Loans

Michigan Congressman Dan Kildee has renewed his call for Congress to take action on his legislation to freeze student loan interest rates at 3.4 percent until 2015.

On July 1st, interest rates on new federally subsidized Stafford loans doubled to 6

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State Rep. Joe Graves Sponsors Summer Reading Program for Local Children

State Representative Joe Graves will sponsor a summer reading program for children in the 51st House District, with winners invited to spend a day at the state Capitol.

Graves said the contest is open to children in first through fifth grades and is being conducted with the Genesee Public Library

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courtesy State Sen. Jim Ananich
courtesy State Sen. Jim Ananich
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State Sen. Ananich Calls for Action on Student Debt Crisis

With student loan rates having doubled on Monday, State Senator Jim Ananich (D-Flint) is calling on lawmakers in Washington and Lansing to act on the impending debt crisis.

Congess failed to reach an agreement to avoid the rate hikes, and according to Ananich, proposals in Lansing to ease the burden on college students and families have not seen any traction

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MLive
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Flint School District Lays Off 21, Recalls 51 Others

The Flint School District's board of education met on Wednesday night. Fifty teachers and an assistant principal were recalled in the meeting. Twenty-one other staff were laid off.

According to MLive,

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What Are the Best Careers for Paying Back Student Loans Fastest?

You always hear about the importance of a college education.

But what may be even more important is what you choose to study.

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Flint School District Lays Off Almost 80 Employees

The Flint School District laid off 77 employees Wednesday in an attempt to address part of their almost $16 million deficit.

According to MLive, 15 of the layoffs were non-teaching positions and 60 were paraprofessio

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courtesy Sen. Gretchen Whitmer
courtesy Sen. Gretchen Whitmer
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Michigan Senate Democrats Announce Winner of #MI2020 Scholarship Competition

Senate Democratic Leader Gretchen Whitmer and members of the Senate Democratic Caucus announced the winners of the #mi2020 Scholarship Competition today. Current Michigan high school seniors were asked to submit a short web video that explains the importance of investing in higher education and how the Michigan 2020 Plan to offer free college tuition to all students is the right investment for our state to make

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