Laura Edghill

Laura is an education correspondent for WORLD. She is a World Journalism Institute and Northwestern University graduate and serves as the communications director for her church. Laura resides with her husband and three sons in Clinton Township, Mich. Follow Laura on Twitter @LTEdghill.

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Job seekers turn to 'mini' degrees in hopes of big career boost

Higher Education
by Laura Edghill
Posted 9/23/15, 02:55 pm

Nanodegree programs, the latest education offering from Udacity, promise inexpensive, efficient, career-retraining tools for a variety of popular tech industry jobs. The nontraditional program is part of a wider push to tie higher education more closely to available jobs across all sectors of the workforce.

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Trivia website erases student loans but offers no financial wisdom

Education
by Laura Edghill
Posted 8/03/15, 03:05 pm

Youth pastor and recent college graduate Kevin Foster unexpectedly won his way out of more than $30,000 in student loan debt in June by registering with a website called Givling.

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Colorado high court strikes down school choice program

Education
by Laura Edghill
Posted 7/14/15, 10:22 am

Scholarship students in a large, suburban Colorado school district are in limbo after the state’s Supreme Court ruled their program unconstitutional. 

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