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    Minority Students and Higher Education, Part 4

    Scholars talked about how college access and completion could improve the socio-economic mobility of minorities. The panelists provided varied policy recommendations for improving…

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    Lake Area Technical Institute Commencement Address

    President Obama gave the commencement address to the 2015 graduating class of Lake Area Technical Institute, a community college in Watertown, South Dakota. He talked about the…

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    Weekly Presidential Address

    Vice President Biden delivered the weekly Democratic address. He talked about the Obama administration plan to make two years of community college free for responsible students.

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    Higher Education Roundtable

    House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-MD) delivered remarks at the Capitol Technology University in Maryland during a roundtable discussion about college affordability. Topics included…

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    Weekly Presidential Address

    President Obama delivered his weekly address. He talked about a Student Aid Bill of Rights that he announced earlier in the week.

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    President Obama at Georgia Tech

    President Obama delivered remarks on college affordability in McCamish Pavilion at Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta. He talked about the importance of higher education,…

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    President Obama Signs Student Aid Bill of Rights

    Preident Obama made brief remarks as he signed the Student Aid Bill of Rights, a presidential memorandum that directs the Department of Education and other federal agencies to work across…

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    Weekly Republican Address

    In the weekly Republican address Representative Jim Renacci (R-OH) called on President Obama to back the bipartisan college savings plan passed by the House during the week.

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    Federal Student Loans and the 2016 Federal Budget

    Beth Akers examines the factors that increased the costs associated with federal student loans, which the 2016 federal budget estimates grew $22 billion in 2014. She also discussed…

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    Weekly Republican Address

    Republican Conference Vice Chair Lynn Jenkins (R-KS) delivered the weekly Republican address. She discussed solutions to lower costs and expand opportunity for middle-class families,…

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    Representatives Huffman and Pelosi Town Hall

    Representative Jared Huffman (D-CA) participated in a town hall with constituents. Other participants included House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA). The town hall focused on…

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    Weekly Presidential Address

    President Obama delivered his weekly address. He talked about the importance of higher education and his efforts to make it more affordable.

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    Private Student Loans

    Witnesses testified on private student loans, including current levels of debt, options borrowers have to modify loans, and the legal framework. One of the panelists told the committee…

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    Federal Student Loan Legislation

    Carolyn Phenicie talked by video link from Capitol Hill about two higher-education bills that would be debated on the House floor that day and the next. The first bill dealt with…

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    Student Loan Reform

    Natalia Abrams talked by video from Studio City, California, about student loan reform and the work of her organization, StudentDebtCrisis.org. Topics included the current debt…

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    Senate Democrats on Student Loans

    Senate Democratic leaders spoke reporters following the 56-38 vote blocking legislation that would allow individuals to refinance student loan debt at lower rates. Other topics…

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    President Obama at Worcester Technical High School Commencement

    President Obama delivered the commencement address at the Worcester Technical High School graduation ceremony in the DCU Center of Worcester, Massachusetts. The ceremony included the…

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    Representative Joe Courtney on Student Loan Debt

    Representative Joe Courtney (D-CT) talked about Obama administration efforts to allow student loan borrowers to cap payments on their monthly income. He also commented on House…

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    President Obama on Student Loan Debt

    President Obama made remarks before signing a Presidential Memorandum on reducing the payments of student loan debt. Changes included reducing monthly payments of student loan debt…

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    White House Daily Briefing

    Education Secretary Arne Duncan spoke at the daily While House briefing about changes to be made to student loan programs. Then, Principal Deputy Press Secretary Josh Earnest took…

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