Category: Education

Education, Financial Services, Industries

Visa, MasterCard, Discover Offer Secured Credit Cards, a Tool for College Kids

September 1, 2017

Via: TheStreet

Far too many college students shy away from credit cards. In fact, only 33% of people between 18 and 29 even have one. Yet, not having a credit card has serious implications for your financial future. For one, without a […]

Education, Industries

Education Dept. lost track of $84M for disabled student services

August 28, 2017

Via: NY Daily News

The city Education Department failed to keep tabs on $84 million it paid to outside vendors for services to students with disabilities, a new audit charges. In the report to be released Monday, Controller Scott Stringer shows the city didn’t […]

Education, Industries

New U.S. Student Loan System to be in Place in 2019, Education Department Says

August 2, 2017

Via: Fortune

A whole new student loan servicing and processing system will be up and running in 2019, the U.S. Education Department said on Tuesday, as it formally unveiled its plan to overhaul the current $1.3 trillion program. The department, led by […]

Education, Industries

What the Trump Administration Could Do to Improve Student Loans

July 13, 2017

Via: Education Week

It’s recently been suggested that the U.S. Department of Education is considering moving federal student loans—a program that in fiscal year 2016 administered nearly $96 billion—across town to the Department of the Treasury as part of the Trump administration’s efforts […]

Education, Industries

Most K-12 Spending Goes to Salaries and Benefits

June 21, 2017

Via: Education Week

Recently released federal data confirm what many people already know: The salaries and benefits of teachers, administrators, and support staff consume the vast majority of spending in education. Salaries and benefits make up a combined 80 percent of school spending, […]

Education, Industries

A Bipartisan Approach to School Funding Boosts Equity

June 2, 2017

Via: Education Week

Nevada is a majority-minority state that ranks near the bottom in math and reading on the National Assessment of Educational Progress. To improve our NAEP standing and achieve equity, we need to recognize that different children have different needs. When […]

Education, Industries

2017 Budget Deal Defers Fierce Fights Over K-12 Funding

May 12, 2017

Via: Education Week

Despite talk of significant education budget cuts on the horizon under President Donald Trump, the agreement reached in Congress for the rest of the federal spending year provides increased funding to the two largest programs for public schools at the […]

Education, Industries

Educators Oppose Trump Plan to Scrap Teacher-Support Program

April 11, 2017

Via: Education Week

Federal funding for educator quality helped a small district outside Boston cut down class sizes for beginning teachers. A cadre of Delaware districts used it to help teachers better personalize instruction for students. And the school district in El Paso, […]

Education, Industries

Proposed Budget Targets High-Profile Programs, Favors School Choice

March 31, 2017

Via: Education Week

President Donald Trump spent more than a year on the campaign trail saying he wanted to take an ax to the U.S. Department of Education and be the country’s biggest champion for school choice. And in his budget proposal last […]

Education, Industries

For-Profit Schools, an Obama Target, See New Day Under Trump

February 21, 2017

Via: The New York Times

Since Election Day, for-profit college companies have been on a hot streak. DeVry Education Group’s stock has leapt more than 40 percent. Strayer’s jumped 35 percent and Grand Canyon Education’s more than 28 percent. You do not need an M.B.A. […]