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Like band-aids for a head wound: Lower interest rates on college loans are better than nothing, but not by much

Congress is debating how to keep low interest rates for college loans available – but why are all those loans necessary in the first place? Not so long ago, higher education wasn’t just a way to train future scientists, entrepreneurs,

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Posted in Educational Opportunity, Higher Education

National Science Foundation grant-making supports healthy families – other federal agencies should follow suit

Work-life standards like Seattle’s new paid sick days law aren’t the only way public institutions can support strong, healthy families. Grant-making agencies can also have a significant influence. Take, for example, the new standards recently released by the National Science

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Posted in A Fair Deal at Work, Paid Family and Medical Leave, Paid Sick Days
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