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How states could end the student-debt collections trap:


Take all of the economic damage caused by Hurricane Harvey, and that's roughly how much the student debt burden is GROWING EVERY YEAR. By working together, state attorneys general could force changes. By ...


Michigan Gambled on Charter Schools. Its Children Lost.:


Free-market boosters, including Betsy DeVos, promised that a radical expansion of charter schools would fix the stark inequalities in the state's education system. The results in the classrooms are ...


Silicon Valley Courts Brand-Name Teachers, Raising Ethics Issues:


Ms. Delzer of Mapleton, North Dakota is a member of a growing tribe of teacher influencers, many of whom promote classroom technology. They attract notice through their blogs, social media accounts and ...


College of Idaho Announces Presidential Change:


The College of Idaho http://www.collegeofidaho.edu has a 125-year-old legacy of excellence. The C of I is known for its outstanding academic programs, winning athletics tradition and history of producing ...


Melinda Gates: I spent my career in technology. I wasn't prepared for its effect on my kids.:


When my youngest child was born in 2002, the flip phone was still the coolest piece of tech you could get. Now I'm told that all three of my children are part of what demographers are calling iGen. I ...


Idaho schools try new tactics to combat teacher shortage:


Ross Parsons is surprised more people don't go into teaching. But it wasn't his original plan, either. Parsons' first career was a river ranger for the U.S. Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management. This ...


As Paperwork Goes Missing, Private Student Loan Debts May Be Wiped Away:


Tens of thousands of people who took out private loans to pay for college but have not been able to keep up payments may get their debts wiped away because critical paperwork is missing. The troubled ...


How America Is Failing Native American Students:


Punitive discipline, inadequate curriculum, and declining federal funding created an education crisis. American Indian and Alaska Native students are disciplined more than most other racial groups, ...


There are 2.4 million fewer college students than there were five years ago:


The number of college and university students has dropped for five straight years, to about 18 million in the semester just ended, and no upswing is expected until 2023. What growth does lie ahead will ...


Silicon Valley investors embrace a new vision of college:


Make School, a for-profit startup in this city's South of Market district, is one of the most unusual schools in the country: It lets students enroll in classes for free if they agree to pay later after ...


Student debt: Oregon passes new law to make universities share 'easy to understand' debt data:


At least 44 million Americans are carrying some student loan debt, estimates show, and collectively owe nearly $1.4 trillion. That's greater than the U.S. total for credit card debt. Starting in January, ...


California Gov. Jerry Brown Orders Creation of Online Community College:




University sends out the coolest AR-enabled letter of acceptance:


Upon opening the app, students will be able to see a virtual model of the university, including information about its history and find out more about its aeronautical, astronautical and marine engineering ...


Nearly 20 percent of households with student loans are behind on payments:


After decades of rising college costs and tepid income growth, student debt has become a drag on graduates' hopes and a threat to economic growth. The cost of a four-year college education, adjusted ...


Defrauded students were about to get federal help with loans. Now they have to wait:


Less than three weeks before it was set to kick in, the Trump administration has rolled back a regulation designed to protect students who were defrauded at for-profit colleges and announced plans ...


How Silicon Valley Pushed Coding Into American Classrooms:


At a White House gathering of tech titans last week, Timothy D. Cook, the chief executive of Apple, delivered a blunt message to President Trump on how public schools could better serve the nation's needs. ...


Stevens Institute of Technology's Plan to Honor Greg Gianforte Stirs Outrage:


"It's an embarrassment to Stevens -- as engineers, as technologists," Mr. Messina said. "There's a lot of smoke that says maybe this guy is not someone the school should affiliate itself with." By ...


One girl's simple love of Papa John's pizza gets her into Yale:


College essays may seem super daunting, but for this young woman, having some fun with it totally payed off. Caroline Williams of Brentwood, Tennessee, found out in March that she was accepted into ...


'A Polymath Mastered Math--and So Can You.' :


'Mindshift' author Barbara Oakley on the science and practice of learning--and finding love at the South Pole. By James Taranto Full Story: https://www.wsj.com/articles/a-polymath-mastered-mathand-so-can-you-1494622700 (Many ...


Our universities aren't earning the money we give them:


Sorry, but the small funding cuts imposed on the universities in the budget don't rouse any sympathy from me. In an ideal world we'd be investing more in our universities, but our world is far from ...


How Finland Created One of the Best Educational Systems in the World (by Doing the Opposite of U.S.):


Every conversation about education in the U.S. takes place in a minefield. Unless you're a billionaire who bought the job of Secretary of Education, you'd better be prepared to answer questions about ...


Apple's gift to schools: Free app development curriculum:


Apple is creating a new curriculum designed to teach mobile app development to high school and college students with little to no prior coding experience. The price: Free. Greg Toppo , USATODAY Full ...


Bringing the Dream of an Elite College to Rural Students:


Ms. Hadley is part of a nonprofit organization, and a movement, trying to break down the social, economic and psychological barriers that keep low-income rural students from having a shot at the elite ...


New Congressional push for student outcomes data:


A bipartisan group of senators will begin a push today to overturn a federal prohibition on tracking the educational and employment outcomes of college students. Sens. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), Elizabeth ...


9 gifts teachers really want for Teacher Appreciation Day - Today May 9:


Teaching is truly an under-appreciated profession. For the majority of a year, they spend a majority of their time with kids and teens, attempting to not only give them the knowledge they'll need to be ...


Advocates Push to Revive Federal Funding for Schools Near National Forests:


Rural school districts with small budgets and large swaths of National Forest land fear another year without a major source of financial support: the Secure Rural Schools program. Though there ...


How a Simple Nudge Spurred More People to Say 'Yes' to Teach for America:


Teach for America places thousands of recent college graduates in urban and rural public schools across the country each year. New Wharton research found that the inclusion of just one sentence in the ...


What you need to know about school vouchers:




Tennessee House approves Haslam's tuition-free college plan for adults:


Gov. Bill Haslam's plan to offer Tennessee adults tuition-free community college moved closer to a reality Thursday when state House members approved the measure. Haslam proposed the Tennessee Reconnect ...


Troubled software for Community Colleges of Spokane on 'pause' as vendor Ciber Inc. files for bankruptcy:


A $100 million software system that was pushed online at the Community Colleges of Spokane more than a year and a half ago still doesn't work properly and the vendor hired to install it filed for ...

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