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March 07, 2013 05:17 pm

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Alliance president Bob Wise writes that Congress must review and fix the federal student aid process to focus on completion, not just access to college in his opinion piece today. Huffington Post

Speaking of money for college, an increasing number of higher education institutes are offering tuition guarantees to incoming students who graduate in four years. The fine print in this good looking offer includes students maintaining the same major across all four years, taking inconvenient classes, and/or forgoing study abroad. CNN Money

Another article on college financing finds that state and local financing for higher education declined 7% in fiscal year 2012. Tuition is going up as funding for college goes down. New York Times

The issue of states setting different goals for different races under new academic standards set in states with waivers under the No Child Left Behind Act is going mainstream. NBC Nightly News will air a story filmed in D.C. on this issue. Politics K-12

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