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Thu Dec 5, 2019, 10:39 PM

Senate passes bill to save funding for black colleges

Source: Associated Press


Collin Binkley, Ap Education Writer
Updated 5:25 pm CST, Thursday, December 5, 2019

The Senate on Thursday passed a bipartisan deal that would permanently restore funding to historically black colleges and universities and other schools that serve large shares of minority students.

The legislation also would simplify the federal form used to apply for student financial aid.

Although the amended bill has yet to go before the House, it was applauded as a rare instance of cooperation in a Congress that has remained deeply divided over a range of issues.

“This is an example of the kinds of important goals we can achieve when both sides reach across the aisle to find common ground,” said Sen. Doug Jones, D-Ala., the bill's sponsor. “This is wonderful news for students and faculty at minority-serving institutions across the country."

Read more: https://www.chron.com/news/education/article/Senate-passes-bill-to-save-funding-for-black-14885647.php

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Fri Dec 6, 2019, 01:02 PM

1. Good news

Thank you

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Sun Dec 8, 2019, 02:45 PM

2. Wait a minute... the Senate did something???

Well I'll be!

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