Originally published on Tue April 3, 2012 9:05 pm
The Obama administration is calling for major changes in Head Start, the 46-year-old early childhood education program that helped launch President Johnson's War on Poverty.
President Obama says too many children today aren't learning, and too many education programs are mismanaged.
"We're not just going to put money into programs that don't work," the president announced late last year. "We will take money and put it into programs that do."
Americans 60 years and older are still paying off $36 billion in student debt. That's according to research from Federal Bank of New York, the Washington Post parses today.
The story is worth a read, but here is the gist:
Colorado State University is considering building a new, 45,000 seat stadium in Fort Collins, which would be funded by private donations.
Some Ivy League schools are posting some of the lowest admission rates on record, this year. Harvard for example only accepted 2,032 of the 34,302 students who applied. That's a 5.9 percent acceptance rate, which is a record low for the school.
The New York Times reports: