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State Of California Suing Navient Over Loan Servicing Practices

State Of California Suing Navient Over Loan Servicing Practices

California’s attorney general is suing Navient Corp., the nation’s largest student loan processor, over the company’s failure to properly service customer’s debts. According to the state, the company deliberately put... 
SAT, ACT Now Optional For University Of Chicago Applicants

SAT, ACT Now Optional For University Of Chicago Applicants

The University of Chicago has announced it will no longer require undergraduate applicants to submit SAT or ACT scores. While applicants can still submit their SAT or ACT scores, university officials said they would let prospective... 
Oklahoma Teachers Strike Over School Spending Cuts

Oklahoma Teachers Strike Over School Spending Cuts

Oklahoma educators are striking over some of the deepest school spending cuts in the nation. More than 40,000 teachers and thousands of support staff across Oklahoma pledged to walk off their jobs. The statewide walkout has shuttered... 
Howard University Financial Aid Investigation Ends In Dismissals

Howard University Financial Aid Investigation Ends In Dismissals

Six employees of Howard University have been fired after an investigation into misappropriated financial aid money. University officials have not revealed the amount of money involved in the matter. An anonymous whistleblower said... 
What to Expect from the Market of Cryptocurrencies in the Nearest Future?

What to Expect from the Market of Cryptocurrencies in the Nearest Future?

If you want to know the news of the cryptocurrency market, then it’s time to visit one or more seminars or webinars on this topic from the reliable crypto club or similar organization. You can not only get answers to your questions,... 
West Virginia Teachers Strike For Second Day

West Virginia Teachers Strike For Second Day

Public schools in West Virginia have now been closed for two days as teachers participated in a walkout organized by the American Federation of Teachers-West Virginia, the West Virginia Education Association, and the West Virginia... 
Gates Foundation Announces New Investments In Education

Gates Foundation Announces New Investments In Education

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has announced it will invest close to $1.7 billion over the next five years on new initiatives in education philanthropy. Bill Gates announced the new plans during a speech at the Council of... 
Donald Trump May Face Hardship in Expansion of School Choice Legislature

Donald Trump May Face Hardship in Expansion of School Choice Legislature

The school voucher programs in Washington DC and Indiana (the home state of Vice President-elect Mike Pence) could serve as the foundation for the Trump administration’s plan to distribute public money to more effectively enable... 
Donald Trump Wants to Eliminate that Department of Education; Can He Do It?

Donald Trump Wants to Eliminate that Department of Education; Can He Do It?

During the 2016 Presidential election season, Donald Trump has made a lot of threats and promises. While his outrageous claims might not have seemed legitimate his pending term has certainly made them, at the very least, all the more... 
Department of Education Terminates For-Profit College Accreditation Board

Department of Education Terminates For-Profit College Accreditation Board

Last week, the United States Department of Education announced plans to strip away the powers of one of the country’s biggest for-profit school accreditors. This would be the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools—the... 
ITT Closure Prompts Questions, Concern Among students And Future of For Profit Schools

ITT Closure Prompts Questions, Concern Among students And Future of For Profit Schools

Times are tough for everyone, but it looks like for profit schools may soon begin to crumble, too. At least, if the fate of ITT technical institute befalls many other similar schools in that industry. Indeed, ITT abruptly closed this... 
Are the Income and Racial Gaps in Education Shrinking?

Are the Income and Racial Gaps in Education Shrinking?

Income and racial gaps have long been an obvious controversy among schools in the United States; and more and more it seems that these gaps are becoming obvious.   New research from Sean F. Reardon of Stanford University and Ximena... 
Should College Come With a Money-Back Guarantee?

Should College Come With a Money-Back Guarantee?

The Department of Education has just proposed new rules that will enable new students to actually sue universities who defraud them. Of course, this is a controversial announcement that will rightfully punish those institutions which... 
Florida State School Board Must Re-examine Standardized Testing Law

Florida State School Board Must Re-examine Standardized Testing Law

A U.S. District Judge in Tallahassee, FL has announced plans to hold another hearing on a recent lawsuit to challenge the state law which prevents some elementary students from moving on to the fourth grade. The original lawsuit argues... 
Prepathon Redesigns Education Bot Project To More Effectively Assist Students

Prepathon Redesigns Education Bot Project To More Effectively Assist Students

Based in Mumbai, the Inzane Labs company Prepathon has been working to develop unique new educational tools for maybe the past year. About six months after starting the project, though, the company abandoned its initial idea to build... 
Is America Facing A Higher Education Crisis?

Is America Facing A Higher Education Crisis?

In short. Yes. But it may not be in the way that you think. You probably think the main crux of the problem is that college costs too much money; something that results in massive debt and crushing pressure to succeed. However, a new... 
Obama Administration Makes Another—Perhaps Final—Pass To Improve State Standardized Testing

Obama Administration Makes Another—Perhaps Final—Pass To Improve State Standardized Testing

Apparently, several states want to do away with the those Scantron-style “fill-in-the-bubble” tests and replace them with a newer, competency-based test. And, according to a new grant competition from the US Department... 
Better ECE Funding Improves Quality of Learning For At Risk Children

Better ECE Funding Improves Quality of Learning For At Risk Children

It would not be a surprise to hear that the education system in the United States is in a bit of a crisis. While reform continues to try to find ways to make public education more inclusive and more accessible, results are not consistent... 
Alaska Bill Tightens Sex-Ed Restrictions on School Districts

Alaska Bill Tightens Sex-Ed Restrictions on School Districts

On Thursday (July 28, 2016), Alaska Governor Bill Walker outwardly refused to sign a bill which would tighten restrictions on sexual education, but allowed it to become a law sans script. In a prepared statement, he explained, “The... 
Audit Says Lincoln Public School Special Education Programs Would Benefit for Core Subject Specialization

Audit Says Lincoln Public School Special Education Programs Would Benefit for Core Subject Specialization

A recent audit of special education in Lincoln Public Schools (Nebraska) indicates that students in these programs need much more time to master the core subjects (reading, writing, arithmetic, et al). That much is probably obvious... 
Does the Type of Digital Device Used Impact Common Core Test Results?

Does the Type of Digital Device Used Impact Common Core Test Results?

The race to improve and streamline education has led to a widespread move towards digital devices and online assessments, favoring them over paper tests and scantron sheets. It appears, however, that some tests may be harder to take... 
Is Student Debt Good For the Economy?

Is Student Debt Good For the Economy?

A recently released student debt report from the White House details much of what we all feared about for-profit colleges, shocking numbers on indebted dropouts, and unsurprising data on student loan defaults. But while most of the... 
Education is A Top Priority Among Youngest Voters, Says “GenForward” Poll

Education is A Top Priority Among Youngest Voters, Says “GenForward” Poll

It seems kids are getting are smarter and smarter every year; and you can’t necessarily tout improved education as the reason. But, at least this year, it is easy to understand that education is the reason young people are so... 
Is It Wise To Get A Student To Attend a For-Profit College?

Is It Wise To Get A Student To Attend a For-Profit College?

graduation cap and cash roll, closeup It was only maybe ten years ago that everyone touted the benefits of higher education. Well, it seemed that way, at least, but now this may not be the case. For one, technology makes information... 
America Spends More On Corrections Than Education, A New Report Proves

America Spends More On Corrections Than Education, A New Report Proves

US Department of Education budget reports show that state and local spending on prisons has increased three-fold the rate of funding on public education over the last thirty years. This, of course, exposes a great disparity—and,... 
College Education Key in Post-Recession Job Gains

College Education Key in Post-Recession Job Gains

No matter where you turn these days, there is distinct evidence of this tough economy.  But while recent job reports show that the United States economy added 11.6 million jobs since the beginning of this Recession, that restoration... 
Clinton Proposes Loan Forebearance Program for Young Entrepreneurs

Clinton Proposes Loan Forebearance Program for Young Entrepreneurs

As part of her bid to become the first female President of the United States, Hillary Clinton has announced a new education plan that could relieve student loan strains for thousands of college students and graduates. On Tuesday, the... 
Michelle Obama Speaks to the Education of Girls in Morocco With Daughters In Tow

Michelle Obama Speaks to the Education of Girls in Morocco With Daughters In Tow

Michelle Obama may not be the US First Lady for much longer but, like her husband, she is not letting that stop her from continuing her mission to promote and bring more educational opportunities to girls all over the world. This time,... 
A Quick Look At Chris Christie’s Surprising Education Plan

A Quick Look At Chris Christie’s Surprising Education Plan

If I were to tell you that Chris Christie made some non-sensical and probably short-sighted comment, you probably wouldn’t bat an eye. You might, however, do a double take when you realize that this comment was about education... 
New Plan In Place To Protect Student Loan Borrowers

New Plan In Place To Protect Student Loan Borrowers

The United States Federal Government has recently proposed a new set of rules that would make it easier for people who have student loans—and who have been cheated or misled by a [for-profit] college to have that student debt entirely... 
Obama Administration Makes One More Effort To Develop Universal Computer Science Education in US

Obama Administration Makes One More Effort To Develop Universal Computer Science Education in US

President Obama may be wrapping up his second term in office—and preparing to leave the White House—but his administration is still focused on addressing one of his prime directives that began 8 years ago:  improving education. ... 
University of California System Could Receive Conditional Budget Increase

University of California System Could Receive Conditional Budget Increase

The two major public university systems in California are currently facing heavy decisions in regards to enrollment and graduation rates because of the state’s new budget and financial incentives approved just this week, by legislators... 
Souderton Area School District Proposes Tiny Tax Increase to Maximize Budget

Souderton Area School District Proposes Tiny Tax Increase to Maximize Budget

 The Souderton Area School Board is scheduled to reach a final budget vote on June 23rd.  The hope, of course, is that a little tax hike for residents will help to add a little more money to the overall budget. This year, the tax... 
Will New US Government Rules Make it Easier For Students to Get Forgiveness for Defrauded Loans?

Will New US Government Rules Make it Easier For Students to Get Forgiveness for Defrauded Loans?

According to new rules issued on Monday by the Obama Administration, students who have been defrauded or misled by colleges may find it easier to get their loans forgiven. Perhaps more importantly, the new rules include stipulations... 
LA Unified School Board Re-Examines How They Should Special Education Funds

LA Unified School Board Re-Examines How They Should Special Education Funds

School officials in Los Angeles committed to garnering the right to spend the money they receive from state on special education programs. This action comes after the California State Department of Education announced (in May) they... 
Wesleyan University Creates “Hamilton” Scholarship Honoring The Musical’s Alumni Team

Wesleyan University Creates “Hamilton” Scholarship Honoring The Musical’s Alumni Team

Aside from its massive Tony-winning accolades, the Broadway smash hip-hop infused musical ‘Hamilton’ has made history in so many ways. It may have just been the right time but this year’s awards saw many performers... 
Education Department Makes Recommendation to End For-Profit College Accreditation

Education Department Makes Recommendation to End For-Profit College Accreditation

On Wednesday, the Obama administration proposed to terminate the ability of a more-than-a-century old accreditor to control some of the approximately $130 billion in federal funds that gets distributed to schools every year. Indeed,... 
Kansas State Board of Education Ignores Transgender Student Directive

Kansas State Board of Education Ignores Transgender Student Directive

The Obama Administration has recently added a directive to accommodate transgender students but not every school in the country is ready to do so. Regardless of how school officials may personally—or politically—feel about this... 
New Michigan Law Requires Schools Teach about Genocide

New Michigan Law Requires Schools Teach about Genocide

New education legislation in Michigan is instructing schools to teach about genocide.  This includes Holocaust and Armenian Genocide, beginning in 1915.  Indeed, on Tuesday, Michigan governor Rick Snyder signed a new law which will... 
Student Debt Makes It Hard to Own A House or Start A Business

Student Debt Makes It Hard to Own A House or Start A Business

Every year, millions of young people begin their college education. They enter a world new beginnings, of new opportunities; of hope and hard work. Unfortunately, though, a vast majority of these students will have to take out education... 
At Least 43 Percent of Student Loans Are Not Getting Repaid

At Least 43 Percent of Student Loans Are Not Getting Repaid

If you are like 22 million other Americans, you are still paying off your student loans. Or, rather, you might be like one of the 10 million who is not repaying them. According to the United States Department of Education, only about... 
Can Michigan House Bill Save Ailing Detroit Schools?

Can Michigan House Bill Save Ailing Detroit Schools?

The state of Michigan is having a rough time right now. While the town of Flint continues to deal with the toxic water crisis, Detroit’s industrial sector has cutback, which means people are out of work and struggling. But schools... 
Student Loans: Predatory Lending Whether the Law Recognizes it or Not

Student Loans: Predatory Lending Whether the Law Recognizes it or Not

Student loans are a scam and the game is rigged against you. This isn’t a revelation for millions currently in debt around the country because they wanted to pursue a better life for themselves, but it should be a warning sign... 
ITT Educational Services At Risk Of Losing Accreditation

ITT Educational Services At Risk Of Losing Accreditation

In the latest headache for for-profit chain ITT Educational Services, it is now under the threat of having its accreditation revoked. In a corporate filing, ITT officials revealed that the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges... 
College Just Got Cheaper For Massachusetts Students

College Just Got Cheaper For Massachusetts Students

Massachusetts has announced an initiative to offer tuition rebates to full-time students in the state. Called the Commonwealth Commitment, the program gives students a 10 percent rebate on tuition and fees at the end of each completed... 
Maryland Offering Annual Grants For 529 College Savings Plans

Maryland Offering Annual Grants For 529 College Savings Plans

Many states have been taking action to help parents save money for their kids’ college educations through enrolling in 529 college savings plans. States, which typically sponsor the 529 plans, have been offering more income tax breaks... 
College Students LinkedIn To New App

College Students LinkedIn To New App

LinkedIn has launched a standalone app specifically for college students, appropriately named “LinkedIn Students.” The app is aimed at helping college students get their first job after graduation by providing them with a way to... 
Students Struggle With Math In Canada, Just Like in America

Students Struggle With Math In Canada, Just Like in America

As STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) curriculum continues to grow in the United States, other countries are also making the move to improve similar proficiency. In Toronto, Ontario, Canada, for example, a significant... 
US Secretary of Education Wants A More Well-Rounded Education For America’s Children

US Secretary of Education Wants A More Well-Rounded Education For America’s Children

The United States Education Secretary, John B. King, Jr, says that we need to start developing a more well-rounded education program for school children. At a conference Thursday, in Las Vegas, King advises that some schools have focused... 
Florida Governor Passes New, Broad Education Bill

Florida Governor Passes New, Broad Education Bill

Florida governor Rick Scott has just signed into law a new bill addressing several components of the local education system. The wide-ranging, multi-faceted bill will attempt to explore high-performing universities to school memberships...