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LeBron's Announcement Makes Ohio Families Gasp

Basketball star's foundation, U. of Akron to offer free rides to college

(Newser) - "As a kid growing up in the inner city ... you don't really think past high school. You don't really know your future." Those were the words of LeBron James in Sandusky, Ohio, yesterday as he announced how he plans to change that outcome: by offering full... More »

College's 'Infomercials' Prod Kids to Graduate on Time

University of Akron uses unconventional approach

(Newser) - The University of Akron, like so many other colleges, has surveyed all those students lazily meandering their way through a five- or six-year plan and found them lacking. So, as the Akron Beacon Journal reports, the school is taking a rather non-traditional stab at getting students out of its classrooms... More »

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