Eric Schulzke
Eric Schulzke writes on national politics and policy for the Deseret News. Originally from Northern California, he earned a B.A. in English at Brigham Young University and a Ph.D. in Political Science at U.C. Berkeley. In his spare time, he is the founder and operations director of The Apollo 13 Project, an innovative prisoner reentry initiative online at youturn.org. He does not hunt, fish or rock climb. He lives in Pleasant Grove, UT, with a wife, children, and cats.

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As tuition climbs, parent loans and cosigns grow, and the burden doesn't end even if the child dies.
Far more people start college than are prepared for it, but Latinos may be the greatest opportunity to match completion with preparation.
Growing push to eliminate zeros to keep students in the game leaves some teachers skeptical.
Study finds that among kindergartners who struggle equally with focus, regulating emotions, delaying gratification and forming positive relationships, girls still do better than boys in the long run.
Proposed middle class entitlement would provide free tuition at state schools for families earning up to $125,000.
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NAS president Peter Wood on the new AP European History course, Western Civilization as a concept, and why parents and students should care.
Feds step in to cover loans for former students of Corinthian College, which went under after being accused of fraud.
Newark, New Jersey, and Portland, Oregon, are now the latest cities where testing is ratcheting up and schools are shifting to bottled water.
Study of a Washington, D.C., program that keeps kids in a boarding environment showed dramatic short-term test results, but no long-term academic or life outcomes.