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Newsmotion - College Affordability http://newsmotion.org/taxonomy/term/31/all en Meet Brittany: http://newsmotion.org/feed-story-en/meet-brittany <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Meet Brittany: </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datetime field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Fri, 09/19/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>This morning, Secretary of Education Arne Duncan sent the following message to the White House email list.</p> <p>Didn&#39;t get the email? Make sure you&#39;re&nbsp;<a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/email-updates">signed up to receive updates</a>&nbsp;from the White House and senior Administration officials.</p> <p>Last week, I met Brittany.</p> <p>She&#39;s a hardworking student at West Georgia Technical College who is now just months away from being certified as a nursing assistant, but there was a point when she didn&rsquo;t think she&rsquo;d be here. In high school, Brittany became pregnant and her future suddenly became uncertain. Her high school counselor suggested she apply for the 12 for Life program, a local program that offers students who have fallen behind in high school the opportunity to attend class, work and get back on their feet.</p> <p>As I talked with Brittany and her fellow students &mdash; many of whom were the first in their family to graduate high school &mdash; they spoke powerfully and tearfully of the program&rsquo;s success, and how it had given them hope for the future.</p> <p>Brittany&rsquo;s inspiring story is just one of many I heard last week during the Department of Education&rsquo;s <a href="http://www2.ed.gov/progress/index.html">annual back-to-school bus tour</a>. This year&rsquo;s tour took us to Georgia, Alabama, and Tennessee, and provided my team and me with the opportunity to see innovations in education and to discuss progress, promise, and results.</p> <p>I wish I could see every innovative program &mdash; every initiative creating promise for our children &mdash; happening across the country, but even after <a href="http://www.ed.gov/blog/2014/04/what-ive-learned-in-50-states/">visiting all 50 states</a> and more than 350 schools during my time as Secretary, I can&rsquo;t visit every school. So that&rsquo;s where you come in.</p> <p><a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/webform/tell-secretary-duncan-what-innovative-things-are-your-local-schools-doing">What cutting-edge programs are your local schools undertaking? Or, if you don&rsquo;t know of any, what would you like to see them do?</a></p> <p>We'll share some of your stories and suggestions on the White House blog.</p> <p><a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/09/18/meet-brittany" target="_blank">read more</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-url"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Story URL:&nbsp;</div> <a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/09/18/meet-brittany" target="_blank">http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/09/18/meet-brittany</a> </div> </div> </div> <a href= Alabama Arne Duncan Brittany Carrolton College Affordability Duncan Hosts Duncan Talks Education Georgia Georgia Higher Education Huntsville Joshua Hoover Official Tennessee Tennessee United States WASHINGTON West Georgia White House Fri, 19 Sep 2014 14:15:33 +0000 feed 333245 at http://newsmotion.org Day in the Life: On the Back-to-School Bus Tour with Secretary Duncan http://newsmotion.org/feed-story-en/day-life-back-school-bus-tour-secretary-duncan <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Day in the Life: On the Back-to-School Bus Tour with Secretary Duncan </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datetime field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Mon, 09/08/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>It&rsquo;s time for our children to head back to school, and as classrooms and notebooks begin to fill up again, I&rsquo;m increasingly optimistic about our country&rsquo;s ability to elevate and strengthen education. With high school graduation rates at an all-time high, and big jumps in the number of students going to college over the last few years, it&rsquo;s a good time to celebrate the teachers, principals, families, and students who have driven that success. And, it&rsquo;s a good time to talk about the work ahead in ensuring that strong educational opportunities are a reality for every child in America.</p> <p>For the fifth year in a row, I&rsquo;m hitting the road for our Department&rsquo;s back-to-school bus tour. This year&rsquo;s tour is themed &ldquo;Partners in Progress,&rdquo; and I&rsquo;ll be traveling through Georgia, Alabama, and Tennessee to see innovation in education at work, and to discuss progress, promise, and results.</p> <p>Today, I&rsquo;m taking over the White House&rsquo;s Instagram account to give you a behind-the-scenes look as I meet teachers, parents, students, and education leaders who have been partners in making progress for our nation&rsquo;s children. Keep checking back throughout the day for more photos, and remember that the tour won&rsquo;t end today, so stay up-to-date with our tour by <a href="https://twitter.com/arneduncan">following me on Twitter</a>, by checking out the hashtag <a href="https://twitter.com/search?f=realtime&amp;q=%23edtour14&amp;src=typd">#EDTour14</a>, and by visiting <a href="http://www.ed.gov/progress">ed.gov/progress</a>.&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/09/08/day-life-back-school-bus-tour-secretary-duncan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-url"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Story URL:&nbsp;</div> <a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/09/08/day-life-back-school-bus-tour-secretary-duncan" target="_blank">http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/09/08/day-life-back-school-bus-tour-secretar...</a> </div> </div> </div> <a href= Alabama Arne Duncan College Affordability Education Georgia Georgia Higher Education Official Reach Higher Tennessee Tennessee White House Mon, 08 Sep 2014 13:58:08 +0000 feed 328246 at http://newsmotion.org Weekly Address: Everyone Should Be Able to Afford Higher Education http://newsmotion.org/feed-story-en/weekly-address-everyone-should-be-able-afford-higher-education <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Weekly Address: Everyone Should Be Able to Afford Higher Education </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datetime field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Sat, 08/16/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div> <div class="clearfix" id="small-node-embed-image-detail"> <img src="http://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/imagecache/embedded_img_small/image/image_file/p080814al-0041.jpg?itok=ELNP2TUQ" alt="President Barack Obama tapes the Weekly Address in the State Dining Room of the White House, Aug. 8, 2014." title="President Barack Obama tapes the Weekly Address in the State Dining Room of the White House, Aug. 8, 2014." width="430" height="242" class="imagecache imagecache-embedded_img_small" /> <p> President Barack Obama tapes the Weekly Address in the State Dining Room of the White House, Aug. 8, 2014. (Official White House Photo by Amanda Lucidon) </p> </div> </div> <p class="p1">In this week&rsquo;s address, with schools getting ready to open their doors again over the next few weeks, the President talked directly to students and parents about the importance of preparing for an education beyond high school.</p> <p class="p1">In today&rsquo;s economy, some higher education continues to be the surest ticket to the middle class, but for too many families across the country, paying for higher education is a constant struggle. The President and First Lady know this first hand -- they only finished paying off their student loans 10 years ago -- and that&rsquo;s why they have made it a priority to help make college more affordable for families. They have taken action to reform student loans, expand grants and college tax credits, help make loan payments more manageable, and have proposed plans to make sure colleges also do their part to bring down costs. And just this week, as part of the President&rsquo;s Year of Action, the administration announced a new series of commitments to support students who need a little extra academic help getting through college.</p> <p></p> <p><a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2014/08/15/weekly-address-everyone-should-be-able-afford-higher-education">Transcript</a> | <a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/WeeklyAddress/2014/081614-WXBCYF/081614_WeeklyAddress.mp4">mp4</a> | <a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/WeeklyAddress/2014/081614-WXBCYF/081614_WeeklyAddress.mp3">mp3</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-url"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Story URL:&nbsp;</div> <a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/08/16/weekly-address-everyone-should-be-able-afford-higher-education" target="_blank">http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/08/16/weekly-address-everyone-should-be-able...</a> </div> </div> </div> <a href= Amanda Lucidon Barack Obama College Affordability Education Higher Education Iraq Lawrence Jackson Lindsay Holst Obama Makes Official Tanya Somanader The President United States Weekly Address White House Sat, 16 Aug 2014 10:00:00 +0000 feed 319603 at http://newsmotion.org New Commitments to Improve College Opportunity http://newsmotion.org/feed-story-en/new-commitments-improve-college-opportunity <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> New Commitments to Improve College Opportunity </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datetime field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Wed, 08/13/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Last January, I listened to the President ask hundreds of college presidents to increase college opportunity for all Americans. He asked them to help because a college degree remains one of the surest pathways into the middle class in America, and is an especially powerful engine of social and economic mobility.</p> <p>Over this decade, nearly 8 in 10 new jobs will require some postsecondary education or training beyond high school. And of the 30 fastest growing occupations, half require a college degree. At the same time, college graduates earn an average of 77 percent more per hour than a high school graduate.&nbsp;President Obama set forth a goal early in his first term to guide our work in education &ndash; to lead the world with the highest proportion of college graduates by 2020.&nbsp;</p> <p>And yesterday, I had the privilege of joining Secretary Duncan in meeting with community college leaders who have made new commitments to ensure student success, because, in order to make progress on our goal to be first in the world, we need to embrace some of the foundational challenges to college enrollment, persistence, and completion.&nbsp;</p> <p>Our nation&rsquo;s community colleges are the engines of our higher education system. As the largest part of America&rsquo;s higher education system, these institutions provide the education and training to prepare our 21st century workforce and are an ideal place to raise the knowledge and skills of our workforce &ndash; and to meet the academic needs of a diverse population of learners, from recent high school graduates to adults seeking new skills. &nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/08/13/new-commitments-improve-college-opportunity" target="_blank">read more</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-url"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Story URL:&nbsp;</div> <a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/08/13/new-commitments-improve-college-opportunity" target="_blank">http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/08/13/new-commitments-improve-college-opport...</a> </div> </div> </div> <a href= Cecilia Muñoz College Affordability Education Official Ohio White House Wed, 13 Aug 2014 17:00:22 +0000 feed 318528 at http://newsmotion.org Behind the Scenes with President Obama and Tumblr Founder and CEO David Karp http://newsmotion.org/feed-story-en/behind-scenes-president-obama-and-tumblr-founder-and-ceo-david-karp <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Behind the Scenes with President Obama and Tumblr Founder and CEO David Karp </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datetime field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Fri, 06/13/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Earlier this week, President Obama sat down for his&nbsp;<a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/06/10/case-you-missed-it-presidents-very-first-tumblr-qa">first-ever Tumblr Q&amp;A</a> at the White House. &quot;We&rsquo;re constantly looking for new ways to reach audiences that are relevant to the things we&rsquo;re talking about,&quot; the President said about turning to Tumblr to answer questions about education and college affordability. As Karp said, Tumblr&#39;s large user base of young Americans made this a &quot;natural spot to open a forum to pose those questions to the President.&quot;&nbsp;</p> <p>Go <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M6soSKgW-MI">behind the scenes</a> with President Obama and Tumblr founder and CEO David Karp as they <a href="http://whitehouse.tumblr.com/post/88402714223/so-this-just-happened-backstage-president-obama">record a GIF backstage</a>, and find out the President&#39;s official position on the GIF pronunciation debate:</p> <p></p> <p>You should also read:</p> <ul> <li> <a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/06/11/president-obama-theres-no-advanced-developed-country-earth-would-put">In case you missed it: Watch the full Q&amp;A</a></li> <li> <a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/06/09/president-obama-no-hardworking-young-person-should-be-priced-out-higher-education">Learn about President Obama&#39;s Presidential Memorandum to take steps to reduce student loan debt</a></li> <li> <a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/issues/education/higher-education/college-score-card">Check out the College Scorecard to find a college that&#39;s a good fit</a></li> <li> <a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/06/11/president-obama-theres-no-advanced-developed-country-earth-would-put">President Obama: &quot;There&#39;s No Advanced, Developed Country on Earth That Would Put Up with This&quot;</a></li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-url"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Story URL:&nbsp;</div> <a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/06/13/behind-scenes-president-obama-and-tumblr-ceofounder-david-karp" target="_blank">http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/06/13/behind-scenes-president-obama-and-tumb...</a> </div> </div> </div> <a href= College Affordability David Karp Education Higher Education Kori Schulman Official The President White House Fri, 13 Jun 2014 14:59:08 +0000 feed 294170 at http://newsmotion.org President Obama Gives the Commencement Address at Worcester Tech in Massachusetts http://newsmotion.org/feed-story-en/president-obama-gives-commencement-address-worcester-tech-massachusetts <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> President Obama Gives the Commencement Address at Worcester Tech in Massachusetts </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datetime field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Wed, 06/11/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p></p> <p class="rteright"><a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wJlnFtX_CWQ">Watch on YouTube</a></p> <p>This afternoon, President Obama traveled to Worcester, Massachusetts to deliver the commencement address at Worcester Technical High School.</p> <p><a href="http://whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2014/06/11/remarks-president-worcester-technical-high-school-commencement-ceremony">In his remarks</a>, the President congratulated the graduates on their accomplishments, letting them know that they stand out among other high schools across the country:</p> <blockquote><p class="p1">I&rsquo;m here today because there is nothing ordinary about Worcester Tech or the Class of 2014. &nbsp;You have set yourselves apart.&nbsp; This high school has set itself apart.&nbsp;</p> <p class="p1">Over the past four years, some of you have learned how to take apart an engine and put it back together again.&nbsp; Some of you have learned how to run a restaurant, or build a house, or fix a computer.&nbsp; And all of you are graduating today not just with a great education, but with the skills that will let you start your careers and skills that will make America stronger.</p> </blockquote> <p>&quot;The thing I really want to do,&quot; he said, &quot;is make sure that what we&#39;ve learned here at this high school we can lift up for the entire nation. I want the nation to learn from Worcester Tech.&quot;</p> <p></p><p><a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/06/11/president-obama-delivers-worcester-tech-commencement-address" target="_blank">read more</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-url"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Story URL:&nbsp;</div> <a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/06/11/president-obama-delivers-worcester-tech-commencement-address" target="_blank">http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/06/11/president-obama-delivers-worcester-tec...</a> </div> </div> </div> <a href= Arne Duncan College Affordability David Hudson Education Higher Education Massachusetts Massachusetts Official The President White House Worcester Wed, 11 Jun 2014 23:44:54 +0000 feed 293004 at http://newsmotion.org In Case You Missed It: President Obama's Very First Tumblr Q&A http://newsmotion.org/feed-story-en/case-you-missed-it-president-obamas-very-first-tumblr-qa <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> In Case You Missed It: President Obama&#039;s Very First Tumblr Q&amp;A </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datetime field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Tue, 06/10/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div> <div class="clearfix" id="small-node-embed-image-detail"> <img src="http://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/imagecache/embedded_img_small/image/image_file/p061014ps-08982.jpg?itok=F5D3G7vQ" alt="President Barack Obama participates in a Tumblr event with David Karp" title="President Barack Obama participates in a Tumblr event with David Karp" width="430" height="287" class="imagecache imagecache-embedded_img_small" /> <p> President Barack Obama participates in a Tumblr event with David Karp, Tumblr founder and CEO, in the State Dining Room of the White House, June 10, 2014. The President delivers remarks and answers questions from Tumblr users on the importance of education, college affordability, and reducing student loan debt. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza) </p> </div> </div> <p>Today, live from the White House State Dining Room, <a href="http://whitehouse.tumblr.com/post/88412719118/in-case-you-missed-it-president-obama-answers-your">President Obama took to Tumblr</a> to respond to some of the thousands of questions that Americans across the country asked via Tumblr about all things education.</p> <p>The event followed&nbsp;<a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/06/09/president-obama-no-hardworking-young-person-should-be-priced-out-higher-education">the executive action the President took yesterday</a>&nbsp;to make student loan debt more affordable and manageable to repay, and covered a broad range of topics, from college access to student loans, and the steps the President is taking to make it all a little easier to manage.</p> <p>(And, naturally, a GIF came out of it.)</p> <p><img alt="" src="http://www.whitehouse.gov//sites/default/files/potus_david_karp_gif.gif" /></p> <p><a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/06/10/case-you-missed-it-presidents-very-first-tumblr-qa" target="_blank">read more</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-url"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Story URL:&nbsp;</div> <a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/06/10/case-you-missed-it-presidents-very-first-tumblr-qa" target="_blank">http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/06/10/case-you-missed-it-presidents-very-fir...</a> </div> </div> </div> <a href= Andy MacCracken Barack Obama College Affordability David Karp Education Higher Education Lindsay Holst Official Pete Souza The President Tumblr Founder White House Tue, 10 Jun 2014 22:59:30 +0000 feed 293010 at http://newsmotion.org Watch Live: President Obama Answers Your Questions on Tumblr http://newsmotion.org/feed-story-en/watch-live-president-obama-answers-your-questions-tumblr <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Watch Live: President Obama Answers Your Questions on Tumblr </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datetime field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Tue, 06/10/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>As part of his year of action to expand opportunity for all Americans, President Obama is <a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/06/09/president-obama-student-loan-debt-no-hardworking-young-person-should-be-priced-out-h">taking steps</a> to make student loan debt <a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/issues/education/higher-education/making-college-affordable">more affordable</a> and manageable to repay. And today, for the first time ever, President Obama is <a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/06/05/announcing-presidents-first-ever-tumblr-qa">taking to Tumblr</a> to answer questions that you -- Americans around the country -- asked him about all things education.</p> <p>You can watch the President answer those questions today at <a href="http://whitehouse.tumblr.com">WhiteHouse.Tumblr.com</a>.</p> <p><a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/06/10/watch-live-president-obama-answers-your-questions-tumblr" target="_blank">read more</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-url"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Story URL:&nbsp;</div> <a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/06/10/watch-live-president-obama-answers-your-questions-tumblr" target="_blank">http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/06/10/watch-live-president-obama-answers-you...</a> </div> </div> </div> <a href= College Affordability Education Higher Education Kori Schulman Official The President White House Tue, 10 Jun 2014 14:44:19 +0000 feed 292459 at http://newsmotion.org "Why I Was at the White House Today" http://newsmotion.org/feed-story-en/why-i-was-white-house-today <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> &quot;Why I Was at the White House Today&quot; </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datetime field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Mon, 06/09/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Earlier today, the President <a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/06/09/president-obama-student-loan-debt-no-hardworking-young-person-should-be-priced-out-h">signed a memorandum</a> to make federal student loan debt more affordable and manageable to repay.</p> <p>After the signing, Andy MacCracken, who introduced the President, sent the message below to the White House email list, explaining why the President&#39;s action was meaninful for him.</p> <p>Didn&#39;t get the email? <a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/email-updates">Make sure to sign up for White House email updates here.</a></p> <p class="p1">Hey, everyone --</p> <p class="p1">I owe more than $75,000 in federal student loan debt -- and that&#39;s before you count interest.</p> <p class="p1">So, as you might imagine, the action President Obama took today to make debt more manageable for millions of Americans is very personal to me.</p> <p><a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/06/09/why-i-was-white-house-today" target="_blank">read more</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-url"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Story URL:&nbsp;</div> <a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/06/09/why-i-was-white-house-today" target="_blank">http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/06/09/why-i-was-white-house-today</a> </div> </div> </div> Andy MacCracken Andy MacCracken Arlington College Affordability Colorado Higher Education Official The President Virginia White House Mon, 09 Jun 2014 23:14:52 +0000 feed 292461 at http://newsmotion.org President Obama on Student Loan Debt: "No Hardworking Young Person Should Be Priced Out of a Higher Education" http://newsmotion.org/feed-story-en/president-obama-student-loan-debt-no-hardworking-young-person-should-be-priced-out-hig <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> President Obama on Student Loan Debt: &quot;No Hardworking Young Person Should Be Priced Out of a Higher Education&quot; </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datetime field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Mon, 06/09/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p></p> <p class="rteright"><a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mz5prW9iw14">Watch on YouTube</a></p> <p>More students than ever before are relying on student loans to pay for their college education. 71 percent of students earning a bachelor&#39;s degree graduate with debt, averaging $29,400. While most students are able to repay their loans, many feel burdened by debt, especially as they seek to start a family, buy a home, launch a business, or save for retirement.</p> <p>That&#39;s why, as part of his <a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/year-of-action">year of action to expand opportunity for all Americans</a>, President Obama is taking steps to <a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/issues/education/higher-education/making-college-affordable">make student loan debt more affordable and manageable to repay</a>.</p> <p>Earlier this afternoon, <a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2014/06/09/presidential-memorandum-federal-student-loan-repayments">the President signed a memorandum</a> directing the Secretary of Education to propose regulations that would allow nearly 5 million federal direct student loan borrowers the opportunity to cap their student loan payments at 10 percent of their income. The memorandum also outlines new executive actions to support federal student loan borrowers, especially vulnerable borrowers who may be at greater risk of defaulting on their loans.</p> <p><a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/06/09/president-obama-no-hardworking-young-person-should-be-priced-out-higher-education" target="_blank">read more</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-url"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Story URL:&nbsp;</div> <a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/06/09/president-obama-no-hardworking-young-person-should-be-priced-out-higher-education" target="_blank">http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/06/09/president-obama-no-hardworking-young-p...</a> </div> </div> </div> <a href= Barack Obama College Affordability David Hudson Education Elizabeth Warren Higher Education Lawrence Jackson Official The President White House Mon, 09 Jun 2014 22:59:12 +0000 feed 292462 at http://newsmotion.org