AM News: More Students Need Financial Aid

More Students Applying For Financial Aid ABC7
The number of college students applying for financial aid has jumped 20 percent in January and February compared to last year. Many students say they can't ask their parents for help because of the economy.

On to college... Tribune
Tribune staff salutes Englewood school Urban Prep's first graduating class, all of which will be going to college.

Police: Rapist Targeting Teens on the South West Side WBBM
Three young women have already been attacked in the last four days in Wrightwood and Ashburn neighborhoods.

Clinton, beverage lobby say school drinks healthier  Suntimes/AP
Beverage lobby releases report saying they've reduced full-calorie soft drinks in schools by 95 percent.

(Good morning, District 299 readers. While Alexander is gone for a few days, I'll be keeping watch on the blog. I'm Megan Cottrell, and I'm a Chicago-based writer. I have a blog called One Story Up at True/Slant about public housing and poverty. Of course, the morning I start, there doesn't seem to be much education news. But if I missed something, please let me know!)

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    The financial aid issue is only gonna get worse! Changes have to be made.

    Money For College

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