Education

The Seattle Times Education section covers schools at the district, state and federal level. Topics include the University of Washington and other colleges; the Common Core and standardized testing; teacher pay and strikes; charter schools; school discipline; classroom teaching methods; and funding under the McCleary decision. Coverage also includes the Education Lab project.

USC offers free tuition to families making under $80,000 and a break for homeowners

LOS ANGELES — In a “high-octane” drive to widen access for more middle and low-income students, the University of Southern California will eliminate tuition for families earning $80,000 or less annually and will no longer consider home equity in financial aid calculations. The new policies, announced Thursday by USC President Carol Folt, will place the...

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