Leigh Jones

Leigh lives in Houston with her husband and daughter. She is the news editor for The World and Everything in It and reports on education for WORLD Digital.

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Overcoming Title IX exemption shame

Education | Proposed policy changes would end government list of ‘discriminatory’ Christian colleges
by Leigh Jones
Posted 10/24/18, 04:13 pm

Christian colleges and universities found themselves forced to wear a scarlet letter under the Obama administration: D for discrimination.

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Getting serious about saving for college

Education | Funds in 529 education plans reach all-time high
by Leigh Jones
Posted 10/17/18, 04:16 pm

Americans are funneling money into 529 college savings accounts at record rates.

Total investments in the funds grew to $328.9 billion as of June 30, according to the College Savings Plans Network (CSPN). Perhaps bolstered by the stock market’s seemingly endless climb during the first half of the year, assets grew by $9.8 billion in just six months. The average account now tops $24,000, more than double the average from 10 years ago.

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Education economics 101

Education | Despite the prevailing narrative of impoverished teachers, most make a pretty good living
by Leigh Jones
Posted 10/10/18, 03:27 pm

Teachers are underpaid and overworked. At least that’s the prevailing narrative driving conversations about education funding across the country.

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