Renee Dagley

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Long Beach City College experiments with tiered pricing

Every semester since 2009, Sequoyah Hilt has tried to sign up for a phlebotomy course at Long Beach City College. She never got a seat.<p>Then Hilt heard that the school had openings for her long-awaited class. There was just one catch: The monthlong winter extension course could cost up to $225 per …

C is for college rating system

Determining what makes a good chocolate chip cookie and what makes a good college education might have more in common than you think.<p>Analogies (and advice) abound for the Obama administration’s forthcoming college rating system. It will be a Consumer Reports for colleges. Or a Good Housekeeping …

Just say no to college! Why it’s the worst decision a young American can make

<b>John Belushi in "Animal House" (Universal)</b><p>For today’s grads, a job is no sure thing, but decades of debt may be. And don’t get me started on the “education”<p>Matt Saccaro<p>February 22, 2014 2:00pm (UTC)<p>Each autumn, millions of young Americans parade into colleges with cheap plastic furniture in tow, …

Meteorite smashes into moon in largest lunar impact ever recorded

Astronomers have captured the moment a lump of rock slammed into the moon with so much force that the bright flash could be seen from Earth with the naked eye.<p>The 400kg (63st) meteorite, travelling at 61,000 km/h (40,000 mph), punched a fresh crater on the moon's surface some 40 metres wide in what …

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Rotting meat at Irish factory 'destined for burgers', Polish report says

A large consignment of green and rotting meat fit only for petfood was found by Polish food safety investigators investigating the horsemeat scandal at a leading Irish processor – prompting claims it could have ended up in the human food chain.<p>The meat was found at the giant Silvercrest factory in …

Clintons Say to End Ivory Trade, Everyone Needs to Act

Hillary and Chelsea call for a complete ban on ivory sales.<p>The ivory trade is an "ecological and moral disaster" that requires businesses and consumers to take up the fight, Hillary Rodham Clinton and Chelsea Clinton argued in a joint op-ed published February 23 in the <i>Financial Times</i>.<p>Hillary, the …