Top Education Stories Affecting African-Americans in 2012

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  • African-American Students Feel More Prepared for College
  • Oprah's Academy Graduates Its First Class
  • Congress Extends Low Student Loan Interest Rate
  • Obama Sends Threat to Colleges
  • Education Equals Better Health
  • White House Hosts HBCU Entrepreneurship Conference
  • Michigan's Affirmative Action Ban Struck Down
  • Department of Education Pledges Funds for HBCUs
  • Morehouse to Introduce Black LGBT Course
  • NAACP Goes After NYC's Elite Schools
  • Spelman Chooses Health Over Sports
  • Affirmative Action Goes Before Supreme Court
  • Graduation Rate Narrows Between Black and White Athletes

Congress Extends Low Student Loan Interest Rate

Congress decided to extend the 3.4 percent interest rates on federally subsidized student loans rather than doubling the rate to 6.8 percent. The amount of time an undergraduate student can attend school without accruing interest was also limited to six years.  (Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

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