Russell Olwell

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Some college, no degree, lots of debt: A burden for students, schools and communities

Some college, no degree, lots of debt: A burden for students, schools and communities

December 11, 2015 | Russell Olwell, Marquan Jackson

Getting into college is one thing. Finishing is another. Programs that can help ‘some college’ students become graduates are vital to the state’s economic health.

State needs to encourage 529 college savings plans

State needs to encourage 529 college savings plans

February 5, 2015 | Russell Olwell

The Obama Administration’s plan (since cancelled) to end tax breaks for the popular college savings option is short-sighted. Without a dedicated account for college savings, many families would not put away the money needed for children’s higher education.