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Education, Industries

An education law’s rotten roots: Where did New York’s ‘substantially equivalent’ standard come from?

July 16, 2019

Via: NY Daily News

Regulation of non-public schools — specifically, Orthodox Jewish schools — by New York City and state is back in the news again amid reports that elite non-Jewish private schools are enlisting parents to press the government to back off. It’s […]


Education, Industries

Jamie Dimon sounds off on student debt crisis: ‘What we’ve done is a disgrace’

June 26, 2019

Via: CNBC

JP Morgan chief Jamie Dimon says we need to “fix the broken parts” of student lending in the United States, according to Yahoo Finance. “What we’ve done is a disgrace and its hurting America,” JP Morgan’s chief executive officer told […]


Education, Industries

‘It’s maddening’: Student debt scams flourish with rise in robocalls, advocates say

June 24, 2019

Via: NBC News

The crushing weight of Michelle Lannon’s college debt — almost $200,000 in federal loans and $15,000 in a private loan — haunts her until she goes to sleep. When her cellphone rings with an unknown number, which happens daily, she […]


Education, Industries

Elizabeth Warren’s plan to forgive student loan debt is costly, but it could actually pour money into the US economy

April 26, 2019

Via: Business Insider

Sen. Elizabeth Warren, a Democrat from Massachusetts and 2020 presidential candidate, released her proposal to erase a good portion of student loan debt and provide free public college. The plan, released earlier this week, was met with mixed reviews, with […]


Education, Industries

West Virginia Teachers Are Striking Again, This Time over School Voucher Scheme

February 19, 2019

Via: Fortune

West Virginia teachers and school workers are set to strike again, and this time it’s about school vouchers. A year after they walked out asking for higher wages and lower healthcare costs, the state’s teachers unions are set to strike […]


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Childcare Costs More Than College Tuition in 28 U.S. States

October 22, 2018

Via: Fortune

The economy is hot, hot, hot, isn’t it? Unemployment is historically low. The stock market is on a (mostly-uninterrupted) winning streak. Corporate earnings are booming. But ya know who’s not feeling that economic vitality? Parents, specifically at the moment every […]


Education, Industries

School security is a rapidly growing business

July 2, 2018

Via: CNN

Schools across the country are reassessing security measures in response to a wave of school shootings. They’re investing in video surveillance, entry control systems, lockdown training and armed police on site. And some are considering newer gadgets that claim to […]


Education, Industries

Four-day weeks bring smiles in rural schools. But will they work in big cities?

May 21, 2018

Via: NBC News

McLOUD, Okla. — In many ways Oliver Prince is your typical, happy fifth-grader. He enjoys recess, gym class and time at school on the computer. But in one key way, he, along with the other 92 students at White Rock […]


Education, Industries

Conn. High Court Strikes Down Funding Lawsuit for Schools – Education Week

February 6, 2018

Via: Education Week

Connecticut’s supreme court has struck down a lower-court ruling that deemed the state’s school spending formula and several associated education policies unconstitutional. That September 2016 ruling rocked the state’s political system for its sweeping condemnation of the state’s teacher-quality standards, […]


Education, Industries

Educational-Leadership Initiatives in a Budget ‘Pickle’

September 6, 2017

Via: Education Week

When the new federal education law passed in 2015 with language allowing states to set aside money for programs that target principals, teacher-leaders, principal-supervisors, and leadership development, many in the education-leadership community were ecstatic. It was the first time that […]