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What colleges need to know about problems with student loan servicing

October 25, 2022

Via: Education Dive

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has turned a critical eye toward higher education’s monetary ecosystem recently. This month, it scrutinized the deals colleges strike with banks. But it’s been investigating other aspects of the sector as well. That follows a […]


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Why a state flagship will encourage all 30,000 of its students to open investment accounts

October 7, 2022

Via: Education Dive

Higher ed leaders often focus on the financial choices students face, but the conversation overwhelmingly focuses on tuition costs and basic needs like housing and food. The University of Kentucky is looking at another area. In September, it announced it […]


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Stanford Law School tries out income-share financing

September 22, 2022

Via: Education Dive

Income-share agreements have emerged as controversial financing tools in an era of high college costs. The model’s backers say enabling students to pay for their education with a percentage of their post-graduation earnings ensures they won’t face ruinous amounts of […]


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Gates Foundation pours $100M into college transformation effort

September 15, 2022

Via: Education Dive

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation will spend $100 million over five years to fund a group of nonprofit organizations working to help colleges “transform themselves” in the face of falling enrollment, increasing demands for educated workers and declining public […]


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Education Department grants $1.5B in debt relief for Westwood students

August 30, 2022

Via: Education Dive

The Education Department’s action comes less than a week after the Biden administration announced a widespread student loan relief program cancelling up to $10,000 in debt for most borrowers and $20,000 for Pell Grant recipients. Although that action wasn’t tied […]


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Tuition increases, lower capital spending likely in store for higher ed as inflation persists, Fitch says

August 18, 2022

Via: Education Dive

Fitch was active sharing information last month as most U.S. colleges started their new fiscal years. The ratings agency circulated a forward-looking commentary on inflation and tuition and held a webinar covering current conditions. It also shared median financial data […]


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4 House Republicans oppose mass student-debt cancellation, saying it’s unfair. They want a promise it won’t happen.

September 9, 2021

Via: Markets Insider

Canceling $50,000 in student debt for every borrower. That’s what Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer have been advocating, and they want President Joe Biden to do it via executive action. Four House Republicans argue that […]


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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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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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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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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 […]


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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 […]


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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, […]


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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 […]


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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 […]


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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, […]


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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 […]


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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. […]


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School Choice: Will Trump Help or Hurt the Cause?

January 11, 2017

Via: Education Week

School choice advocates are waffling between excitement for potentially unprecedented new opportunities under a Donald Trump administration, and concern that the president-elect could also dramatically undermine the school choice movement. Trump’s promise on the campaign trail to spend $20 billion […]


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ITT Educational Services Closes Campuses

November 11, 2016

Via: The New York Times

Just days before the start of a new school term, ITT Educational Services, one of the nation’s largest for-profit educational companies, closed nearly all its campuses on Tuesday. The company cited the Education Department’s recent decision to bar the chain […]