Laura Edghill

Laura Edghill is a freelance writer, church communications director, and public school board member living in Clinton Township, Mich., with her engineer husband and three sons. She is a graduate of the WORLD Journalism Institute's mid-career course. Follow Laura on Twitter @LTEdghill.

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The real student debt solution

Education | College affordability begins at home, not in Washington
by Laura Edghill
Posted 10/16/19, 05:42 pm

In the run-up to the 2020 presidential primaries, almost every Democratic candidate has proposed big changes to address college affordability. Last week, former Vice President Joe Biden unveiled his higher education plan, which includes free community and technical college for all. Sens. Bernie Sanders of Vermont and Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts are promoting $1 trillion in proposed reforms, including broad student debt cancellation.

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Path to Harvard stays steeper for some

Education | A judge rules against Asian American students denied admission because of race
by Laura Edghill
Posted 10/09/19, 04:54 pm

Harvard University has prevailed in a lawsuit against its acceptance policies, but the court proceedings revealed obvious bias in how the Ivy League school makes admissions decisions.

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The price of accountability

Education | Michigan State faces a record fine, but victims of Larry Nassar say it’s not enough
by Laura Edghill
Posted 9/11/19, 04:00 pm

Serial sexual abuser Larry Nassar is serving a de facto life sentence in prison, but his victims are still fighting for justice. The female gymnasts who accused and brought down Nassar, a former sports doctor for USA Gymnastics and Michigan State University, want to hold accountable the institutions that propped up their abuser.

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