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September 9, 2014 at 2:06 PM

Round-up: Americans saving more for college, Kitsap teen held in school-shooting plot

Americans saving more for college as costs soar (AP): A new report from the College Savings Plans Network has found the average college savings or prepaid tuition account is now worth about $20,671, a significant rebound since the height of the recession. Unfortunately, that amount isn’t enough to cover one year of tuition at many schools.

Report shows how 3 colleges narrowed graduation gaps (The Chronicle of Higher Education): A report released today by the Center for American Progress tracks how three public, four-year universities have developed new support programs for first-generation and minority students. All three schools have significant narrowed gaps in graduation rates between white and black or Latino students.

Teen accused of plotting Kitsap school shooting held on $2M bail (AP): An 18-year-old former Kingston High School student is being held in jail on $2 million bail after allegedly threatening to “shoot up” the school.

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