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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High-school seniors fail to improve on national report card

Education
by Laura Edghill
Posted 4/28/16, 12:25 pm

Nationwide testing results released this week show largely stagnant achievement rates and some declines for high-school seniors in 2015 compared to two years earlier.

The results, termed the “Nation’s Report Card,” come from the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), which is given biennially to a carefully selected sampling of more than 30,000 students around the country. This NAEP report contains math and reading scores for the nation’s seniors.

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Taxpayers could get stuck with $7.8 billion student loan bill

Education
by Laura Edghill
Posted 4/22/16, 01:20 pm

Nearly 400,000 student loan holders received letters from the U.S. Department of Education this week informing them that their loans may be eligible for complete forgiveness.

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Libraries struggle to remain relevant in a digital world

Culture
by Laura Edghill
Posted 4/12/16, 01:30 pm

Local libraries offer more than ever before, expanding far beyond books to provide community resources often available in few other places. But according to a new survey, efforts to broaden library appeal are falling short.

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