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Examining UW links to, and perspectives on, Obama’s free community college plan

Examining UW links to, and perspectives on, Obama’s free community college plan

It was back on Jan. 8 that President Barack Obama publicly unveiled a new proposal to make the first two years of community college free to those who maintain good grades. Only time will tell what, if anything, ultimately comes of Obama’s pitch. But before policymakers debate the merits of making community college free, we take a look back at some interesting UW-related thoughts on –- and media mentions about –- this topic.
January 17, 2015
UW-Madison alumna Alicia Montague-Keels has received the 2014 Wisconsin Association of Foreign Language Teachers’ (WAFLT) Future Language Teacher Award. This honor is given to students in teacher-training programs who have shown exceptional promise and potential to become outstanding world language educators. She graduated from UW-Madison in May 2014 with a degree in Chinese Education and currently is pursuing a master’s degree at the University of Pennsylvania and is a fourth grade teacher in Philadelphia.
 
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