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courtesy Rep. Jim Ananich
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Ananich Pushes Energy Upgrades Loans to Help Schools Save Money

As the debate in Lansing regarding education funding reform intensifies, State Representative Jim Ananich (D-Flint) is offering a measure that would help keep money in the classroom by encouraging energy upgrades in schools

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Texas Battles High Tuition Costs With Controversial Degree Program — Dollars and Sense

Lawmakers in Texas are exploring affordable-education options for people under the financial hammer of the nation’s exploding tuition rates. The most controversial option is a bachelor’s degree for $10,000, which would cover tuition costs and textbooks.

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Student Expelled for Refusing to Wear Tracking Device

Big Brother is watching the students of John Jay High School in San Antonio, Texas. They have all been given RFID badges so the administration will "always know where they are in the building."

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Job Market for College Graduates Is Improving — Dollars and Sense

Good news for college students: the job market is starting to look a little brighter, with 5 percent more employment opportunities predicted for new college graduates this year, according to a recent survey conducted by the Michigan State University’s Collegiate Employment Research Institute.

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Kettering University in Flint (Photo courtesy of Facebook)
Kettering University in Flint (Photo courtesy of Facebook)
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Thursday On The Tom Sumner Program

Jill Maxwell (Maxwell Physical Therapy), Jeff Cookson and John Cummins (Discover Kettering) guest on The Tom Sumner Program Thursday November 8 beginning at 3 p.m.

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What Are the Best 529 College-Savings Plans — Dollars and Sense

Earlier this week, the investment ratings firm Morningstar released their annual list of the year’s best 529 college-savings plans.

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Should Colleges Ban Hazing? — Survey of the Day

The stated goal of college fraternities and sororities is to promote brotherhood and sisterhood among their members. In many of these organizations, hazing of pledges is a technique that is used to build these bonds. Occasionally, though, this hazing gets out of hand, and a pledge is seriously injured or worse. So, should colleges ban hazing to protect their students?

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What Are the Most Expensive Colleges in America? — Dollars and Sense

The cost of higher education is getting, um, higher.

Campus Grotto recently released its annual list of the most expensive colleges in America and according to their statistics, the cost of attending just one year at the most expensive college hit a record high tuition this year at over $60,000.

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What Colleges Have the Lowest- and Highest-Paid Graduates? — Dollars and Sense

The dream of many college graduates—to earn a good-enough starting salary to pay off student loans without being rendered homeless or forced into starvation—comes easier or harder depending on where they graduate.

With that in mind, which American colleges offer the worst possible opportunity for a earning a decent entry-level salary, and which offer the best?

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SAT Scores Plummet As More Students Take the ACT

The average national scores on two out of the three sections of the SAT exam, which is the standardized test students take in order to get into college, trended down for the class of 2012.

That could have to do with the fact more students in the class of '12 took the rival ACT exam than the SAT this year, the first time that has ever happened.

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