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ED Rule Change Will Cut Off Federal Funding To Some Rural Schools. See more national education news here

| March 3, 2020
ED Rule Change Will Cut Off Federal Funding To Some Rural Schools. See more national education news here

A bookkeeping change at the Education Department will kick hundreds of rural school districts out of a federal program that for nearly two decades has funneled funding to some of the most geographically isolated and cash-strapped schools in the United States.

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Many high school students don’t understand how the college financial aid process works. See more national education news here

| July 9, 2019
Many high school students don’t understand how the college financial aid process works. See more national education news here

Students’ knowledge of the financial aid process is “shockingly low.”

That’s the takeaway from a new study by ACT, which in April 2018 surveyed about 1,200 high school students who were registered to take the standardized test.

Regardless of economic background, most families pointed to price as a very important consideration in choosing a college. Yet most students don’t understand the basic workings of financial aid, which includes grants, scholarships, work study and loans.

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Students Increasingly Are Not Reading Over the Summer, Poll Finds. See more national education news here

| May 14, 2019
Students Increasingly Are Not Reading Over the Summer, Poll Finds. See more national education news here

As students approach summer vacation, they have a confession to make: While 77 percent agree that summer reading will help them, 20 percent report not reading any books at all over the summer.

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