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The Daily Report Card: College Aid As A Campaign Issue

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Presidential candidate Mitt Romney campaigning in Peoria, Illinois on March 19.

Explaining How Democrats Want To Make College Financial Aid An Election Issue – StateImpact Florida “You know Democrats and their allies plan to use cuts to Medicare included in the U.S. House budget against presumed Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney and any other member of the GOP running for office this fall. At a press conference in Tampa Thursday, Democrats ran out another line of attack on what the House budget would cut — college aid.” (

Ivy Tech Richmond narrows chancellor field to 3 finalists – Richmond Pal-Item George Sehi, Steeve Rook, and Ben Young will visit campus next week, the Pal-Item reports. (Palladium Item)

Computers Can Score Student Essays As Well As Humans, Study Finds – StateImpact Ohio “overall, automated essay scoring was capable of producing scores similar to human scores for extended-response writing items with equal performance for both source-based and traditional writing genre.” (

U.S. Young Adults Admit Too Much Time on Cell Phones, Web – Gallup “By their own admission, many young Americans, aged 18 to 29, say they spend too much time using their… cell phones or smartphones (58%).” (


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