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Elite colleges can afford to enroll more low-income students

OSU president: Why we’re recruiting lower income students America’s top colleges are filled with rich kids. The class divide is deeper than you might have thought. Ivy League colleges, for example, have more students from the top 1% of income than the bottom half. Meanwhile, tens of thousands of low-income students would qualify to enroll in an elite college but are attending a less selective institution instead, according to a report from Georgetown University’s Center on Education and the Workforce. These students scored above the median on the SAT or ...

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Private schools plan 10,000 free places for low-income pupils

Private schools will offer to provide up to 10,000 free places to low-income families every year in England. The Independent Schools Council (ISC) says if the government pays £5,550 per place – the cost in the state system – the schools will cover the rest. This is expected to cost up to £80m. Some pupils would be tested for academic ability, but the scheme would not just target the brightest children. Chief Inspector of Schools Sir Michael Wilshaw said the plan was not enough. The proposal, seen by the BBC, ...

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NYU dean wants to teach low-income students 'how to fish'

As a young child growing up in Jamaica, Peter Blair Henry was struck by the extreme poverty he saw around him. “When you’re in Jamaica — even with educated parents and with a comfortable life — you’re never more than a few steps from poverty,” said Henry, who is now an economist and dean of New York University’s Leonard N. Stern School of Business. Let’s block ads! (Why?) Latest financial news – CNNMoney.com

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AT&T offering $5 internet to low-income families

AT&T will start offering discounted internet access to low-income families for as low at $ 5 a month. Any home where at least one person receives food stamps will be eligible for the new program, called Access from AT&T. The offering is part of an agreement AT&T (T, Tech30) made with the FCC as part of last year’s DirectTV merger and will be available until 2020. The company is the latest to offer discounted internet to low-income households in the United States, joining Comcast (CCV), Google Fiber, and some local ...

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U.S. FCC may impose $2 billion budget cap on low-income subsidy

(Reuters) – The U.S. Federal Communications Commission may approve a $ 2 billion a year budget cap as part of an expansion of a subsidy for low-income Americans for phone and Internet services though last minute discussions could derail the deal, two sources briefed on the talks said. Reuters: Technology News

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This truck brings shop class and 3D printers to low-income schools

Jason Martin is an elementary school teacher who’s passionate about STEM. He wants curriculum focused on science, technology, engineering and math in every school in America. But many public schools simply can’t afford it. “There’s an opportunity gap in public education,” said Martin. “Schools in low-income neighborhoods just don’t have the resources to add a shop class or a maker lab.” So Martin decided to take those classes to the students. His STE(A)M Truck travels to schools in the Atlanta area (the “A” is for art), bringing 3D printers, laser ...

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For low-income smokers, calling a quitline may cost too much

Reuters Health – Telephone quitlines offer free and effective treatment for tobacco dependence, but for low-income smokers who only have a cell phone and don’t have unlimited minutes, calls to the quitline may take a substantial portion of their cell minutes for the month, according to a new study. Reuters: Health News

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Low-income households 'need energy cap'

Millions of low-income households could see power bills cut after a watchdog’s report into the UK’s energy sector. The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has proposed a price cap for all households using pre-payment meters. It has also proposed that the regulator, Ofgem, keeps a database of customers that have been on a standard rate for three years. This database will then be opened up so these customers can be targeted directly by other suppliers. The proposals are designed to reform the energy market and increase competition to help consumers ...

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