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News and notes from the world of education. Get Degrees always keeps you in the loop, giving you the lowdown about noteworthy people and events. We have our finger on the pulse of the education community.

Obama Proposes Education Spending Increase

In Washington today, President Barack Obama proposed an increase in education spending that would help make college more affordable to all students.�� Under his new budget plan, students would see an increase in the availability of funds.

His plan would tie the Pell Grant program to inflation for the first time since the grants… | Read More

New York to Tax Online Education

In a move that could have very mixed consequences for students and schools alike, the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance has put forward the notion that online degree programs should be subject to state sales taxes. While it is not yet law, the current economy could make the proposal very enticing for… | Read More

Nevada High School Cheaters Can Forget Scholarship

Students in the state of Nevada need top be careful of behaviors in high school that may go down on their "permanent record".�� The state is trying to pass a bill that would make high school cheaters have serious future consequences.�� Millennium Scholarship hopefuls who have cheated three or more times in high school would… | Read More

Redskins Player Announce $25,000 Scholarships

Students in the Silver Springs Maryland area have a big scholarship opportunity available to them - big to the tune of $25,000.�� Washington Redskins tight end Chris Cooley announced this scholarship earlier this week.
He made pop visits to Montgomery Blair High School in Silver Spring and Fairmont Heights High School in Capitol Heights to… | Read More

Liberty University Teaches The Creationism Controversy

Charles Darwin was born 200 years ago this past weekend, and many universities across the country celebrated his life and scientific studies. One, however, remains unimpressed.
As the creation of controversial preacher Jerry Falwell and the alma mater of quite a few political players, Liberty University has made waves in the past; it's making them… | Read More

Fabricators & Manufacturers Association Foundation Scholarship

There are more and more industry specific scholarships available these day.�� And not all of them are necessarily for the kind of student on a four year track for a bachelors degree. Were you a big fan of metal shop in high school? well, if you have ever considered a career in metal fabrication, welding… | Read More

Birmingham-Southern Students Have a BBQ Adventure

A pretty fun and interesting story for your Friday: a group of students at Birmingham-Southern College took advantage of the school's interim studies period to travel the south in a quest to find and document the best of southern barbecue, and ended up the subjects of documentation themselves, by Associated Press no less.
The four… | Read More

Emory Honored for Outstanding Community Service

Congratulations, Emory University! Continuing a week full of collegiate honors, the university is one of six to be nationally recognized this week with a 2008 Presidential Award for General Community Service, a title given for especially innovative and effective community service. It's a competitive award, and the students at Emory certainly didn't slack off in… | Read More

Yankees First Baseman Announces Scholarship Fund

We always hear about professional athletes signing multimillion dollar contracts, but what are they doing with all of that money?�� Mark Teixeira of the New York Yankees announced that he is pledging $500,000 to fund a scholarship at Georgia tech.
The first baseman announced the Mark C. Teixeira Athletic Scholarship Fund on Wednesday.
"Georgia Tech… | Read More

Scholarship Opportunity for Louisiana Students

The Louisiana Honorary Sheriffs program is funding a scholarship program for students in the state of Louisiana.�� These scholarships hope to provide an opportunity for Louisiana students to earn their bachelors degree and continue higher education.
According to Program Chairman, St. Charles Parish Sheriff Greg Champagne, "This Scholarship Program is a meaningful expression of the… | Read More

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