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What a Democratic-controlled Congress could mean for higher ed

January 6, 2021

Via: Education Dive

Democrats secured control in Congress after winning dual Senate runoff races in Georgia this week. Although the margin of their advantage is slim, it has some progressives hopeful that the majorities, along with the Biden administration, could deliver on postsecondary […]


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Amid school reopenings, COVID-19 liability protection a mounting concern

November 20, 2020

Via: Education Dive

Many districts are finding themselves caught between a rock and a hard place while trying to educate students during a pandemic. Some community members are pushing back against school buildings remaining closed, while others resist when they reopen their doors. […]


Education, Industries

Parents and students plan to spend more on back-to-school shopping this year, according to PayPal

August 3, 2020

Via: Fortune

The upcoming school year—for everyone from preschool through university and graduate programs—is still a top conundrum for government officials, teachers, parents, and students. Approximately only 55% of U.S. K-12 schools and 65% of U.S. colleges having provided tentative reentry plans […]


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Most college students won’t get stimulus checks—but they should

May 6, 2020

Via: Fortune

To ease the financial suffering of Americans during the coronavirus pandemic, the U.S. Congress recently passed numerous stimulus bills totaling hundreds of billions of dollars. Yet college students were all but forgotten by each subsequent relief package. For instance, through […]


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City schools struggling to keep vocational programs afloat after abrupt funding cut

January 13, 2020

Via: NY Daily News

For the 130 students in the business program at Susan Wagner High School in Staten Island, the opportunity to design and run their own company has been life-changing. The students are part of a class called Virtual Enterprise – a […]


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Expand gifted and talented education: A proposal would take city schoolchildren in exactly the wrong direction

November 19, 2019

Via: NY Daily News

Problems require solutions, and complex problems require sophisticated solutions. Consider Mayor de Blasio’s approach to struggling schools. Unlike his predecessor Mike Bloomberg, de Blasio hasn’t closed struggling schools en masse. Across the city, he has invested in wraparound social services […]


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Recent college graduates may find it tougher to get a job in these cities

September 5, 2019

Via: USA TODAY

After finishing college, most graduates strike out on their own, looking for a job where they can apply their recently-earned degree. With a very low U.S. unemployment rate and a record-setting streak of 106 consecutive months of job growth, 2019 […]


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Colleges Are Cutting Tuition, but You May Not Pay Less

August 9, 2019

Via: The New York Times

Sunshine Anderson was at Mills College’s annual welcoming ceremony in 2017 when the liberal arts college revealed its big news: It was slashing its tuition by more than a third. Elated, the history major, who is now a senior, immediately […]


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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 […]


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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 […]