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Stanford Social Innovation 10th anniversary Review
Impact Investing: Finding a New North Star at UNCF
In our past three posts, we’ve made the general argument for funding social innovation at scale rather than only scaling social innovation. But the real value of this work can only be understood through the individual stories of the larger-scale organizations that are now...

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The Washington Post
HBCUs seek Obama’s help on parent loans, 8.17.13
The leaders of Morgan State, Bowie State, Howard and eight other historically black universities warned President Obama...

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The Washington Post
Duncan pledges more help for parents seeking federal college loans, 8.15.13
The Education Department is taking new steps to help parents obtain federal college loans if their applications are rejected…

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Diverse Issues in Higher Education
Department of Education Says No Quick Fix on Horizon for PPL Crisis, 7.18.13
The Parent PLUS loan (PPL) program crisis shaking many of the nation’s colleges and universities today started in 2010…

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Chronicle of Higher Education
Education Dept. Sticks to Rules on PLUS Loans but Simplifies Appeals, 7.3.13
In our past three posts, we’ve made the general argument for funding social innovation at scale rather than only scaling social innovation. But the real value of this work can only be understood through the individual stories of the larger-scale organizations that are now...

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Essence
Is There A War on HBCUs?, 8.2013
If Crystal Autumn Brooks has her way, she will be headed to Howard University in August.

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The Washington Post
Obama Administration Delivers 'A Nasty Surprise' To Black College Students, Parents, 6.25.13
When it comes to dashing the hopes of thousands of college-bound African Americans, you'd hardly think of President Obama as a culprit.

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The Washington Post
Tighter Federal Lending Standards Yield Turmoil for Historically Black Colleges, 6.22.13
Tighter standards in a federal loan program have dealt a significant blow to Howard University and other historically black colleges and universities...

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