Federal legislation would require public and private colleges with endowments over $1 billion to cover between 25 and 75 percent of all students’ cost of attendance. Higher ed experts say colleges won’t be able to do that, given strict rules around endowment spending. Read more
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The world has finally agreed on a long-term plan to curb carbon emissions from flying. Read more
Shiva Rajbhandari wasn’t even of legal voting age when he decided to take on a 47-year-old incumbent on the Boise school board. The high school senior turned 18 days before election day last month – and won. Read more