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Student loan forgiveness program gets $350M one-shot boost to aid struggling borrowers Student loan forgiveness program gets $350M one-shot boost to aid struggling borrowers
Thousands of U.S. student loan borrowers who work as teachers, police officers, nurses, or in other public service jobs may soon benefit from a $350 million one-time expansion of a federal program that could forgive their remaining debt. A compromise in the $3.1 trillion federal spending bill signed Friday by President Trump includes a one-time reprieve for borrowers who feared they'd missed th...
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White House Passes the Buck on School Safety White House Passes the Buck on School Safety
After nearly a month spent promising action on school safety and gun violence, meeting with students who survived and parents who lost children in school shootings, and convening bipartisan meetings with members of Congress to broker a path forward, the White House is largely punting the issue to states and local school districts. In a plan unveiled Sunday evening, the Trump administration ins...
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New White House Strategy for HBCUs: Help Employers Fill Jobs. New White House Strategy for HBCUs: Help Employers Fill Jobs.
The Trump administration is taking a new tack when it comes to Historically Black Colleges and Universities, laying out a plan Tuesday that seeks to better align the schools and their graduates with the needs of employers. In doing so, Trump announced at the White House late Tuesday that he's tapped Johnny C. Taylor Jr., the president and CEO or the Society for Human Resource Management and for...
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How to Boost Your HR Career With Online Programs. How to Boost Your HR Career With Online Programs.
Ani Geragosian decided a few years ago that she wanted to advance her human resources career. The Seattle resident – who already had some experience in employee relations and operations – hoped to study the field from more of a business perspective. Her desire to potentially move into a director or vice president HR position drew her to the MBA with a human resource management specialization at...
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College System Pushes Many Graduates Into Middle Class. College System Pushes Many Graduates Into Middle Class.
A year ago, a group of prominent economists led by Raj Chetty of Stanford University came out with a splashy piece of research measuring exactly how much each college in the nation helps working-class kids rise up the economic ladder. (Splashy for nerdy education circles, at least. See here and here.) It was a giant data project, tracking how much students earned after they left college through mi...
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Teacher Bonuses Boost Student Outcomes Slightly. Teacher Bonuses Boost Student Outcomes Slightly.
One of the big policy debates in education is whether paying teachers bonuses increases student achievement along with teachers' bank accounts. A new federal report puts a fresh twist on this old debate: Does it matter if something works if the benefit is very tiny? And its findings also shed light on why even the very best research doesn't tell us much about how merit pay works and whether it's w...
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Texas Illegally Excluded Thousands From Special Education, Federal Officials Say. Texas Illegally Excluded Thousands From Special Education, Federal Officials Say.
For years, Texas education officials illegally led schools across the state to deny therapy, tutoring and counseling to tens of thousands of children with disabilities, the federal government said Thursday. In a letter to the Texas Education Agency, which oversees education in the state, regulators from the federal Department of Education said the state agency’s decision to set a “target” for t...
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Fashion Institute of Technology’s Library Gets a Makeover. Fashion Institute of Technology’s Library Gets a Makeover.
Even with the boundless wonders of the internet, many students writing papers are daunted by the fear of research: where to begin, how to begin, which library to use and so on. But for Bethany Gingrich, 26, starting to write a thesis about Erte, the Russian-French illustrator and designer, was thrilling. Ms. Gingrich, a second-year graduate student at the Fashion Institute of Technology, wor...
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Graduate Students Escaped Tax Increases, but They Still Feel a Target on Their Backs. Graduate Students Escaped Tax Increases, but They Still Feel a Target on Their Backs.
Samantha Hernandez was finishing up an argument for her dissertation about Latinos and affirmative action on Thursday when the emails started pouring in with the subject line “Congratulations.” President Trump had finished a celebratory news conference to announce the completion of a sweeping overhaul of the nation’s tax code, and graduate students were breathing a deep sigh of relief. House Re...
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10 Things to Know About Getting Into Your Dream College. 10 Things to Know About Getting Into Your Dream College.
There’s no magic formula for getting into a selective college, but over a decade covering admissions for The Chronicle of Higher Education, I’ve picked up a thing or two. These takeaways, based on hundreds of interviews with admissions deans over the years, may help you navigate the process. Admissions decisions aren’t all about you. When colleges choose applicants, they’re juggling competing ...
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