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August 26, 2014
Obama College Ratings Drive Wedge as State Schools Support (Bloomberg.com)
State universities are backing President Barack Obama’s proposed scorecard for U.S. colleges in the hope it will steer more federal aid to them and away from underperforming for-profit institutions.

Local Students Receive Scholarships from JJC Faculty Union (Chicago Tribune)
The Joliet Junior College Faculty Union awarded $11,400 in scholarships to 17 local students this year. Every year since 1996, the JJC Faculty Union has made it a priority to award scholarships to eligible students in the community..

Are first graduates of Urban Prep still in college? (Chicago Tribune)
As a student in the first class of Urban Prep Charter Academy for Young Men, Tyler Beck found himself enveloped in a nurturing environment where teachers came in early and stayed late to help tutor struggling students. There, the boys formed a brotherhood and learned affirmations that kept them pumped up to achieve..

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