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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Obamacare edges out college health plans with costlier coverage

Healthcare
by Laura Edghill
Posted 3/31/15, 11:23 am

Increasing numbers of college-bound students are being forced off campus in their search for affordable health insurance. And many are finding their options under the Affordable Care Act aren’t as cheap or as good as the plans their schools used to offer.

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Study: Families with Obamacare still can't afford the deductibles

Healthcare
by Laura Edghill
Posted 3/23/15, 03:25 pm

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NYC mayor reaches out to religious schools to boost free pre-K access

Education
by Laura Edghill
Posted 3/17/15, 10:15 am

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is reaching out to the city’s religious schools in an attempt to create 17,000 additional state-funded spots for full-day pre-Kindergarteners this fall. His proposal would provide the schools with an average of $10,000 per student in state funding, making the pre-K classes tuition-free. But in order to be eligible for the funds, religious schools would be required to limit their religious instruction to a portion of the day, leaving the remaining 6 1/2 hours dedicated to “secular” instruction.

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