In Washington yesterday, rumors of a budget deal were swirling, but in Boston, Troy Hurt was too busy to pay much attention, reports the Boston Globe. He was on his way to the financial aid office at the University of Massachusetts Boston, trying to find out if he would have a federally funded work-study job for his upcoming junior year. He needed one as part of the $7,000 he was expecting in aid, which was supposed to include a grant from the Pell program……Read More
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State board boosts math requirement
Getting admitted to a four-year public university in Massachusetts just got harder, reports the Boston Globe. The Massachusetts Board of Higher Education voted unanimously yesterday to require high school students seeking admission to a state university to take four years of math in high school, in an effort to boost college completion rates and to expose students from low-income communities to a more rigorous curriculum that better meets the expectations of colleges……Read More