Item: News Digest for February 10, 2022

Pell Grants helping rural Kansas students:
A case study shows U.S. federal grants to community colleges in Kansas State have had a positive impact, leading to more students attending college, especially in the state‚Äôs rural areas. The study, which the University of Alabama Education Policy Centre released yesterday, found that the Pell Grants funds that were distributed to Kansas students almost doubled between 2008 and 2010. The director of the policy centre said the study “explodes the myth” that Pell Grants help mainly urban students.