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New UCLA Institute Will Study — And Spread — Kindness
Education
New UCLA Institute Will Study — And Spread — Kindness

LOS ANGELES — A friendly smile. A food pantry donation. Or, a remarkable act of Los Angeles benevolence — allowing a driver to cut in front of you. Such acts of kindness have a self-serving upside, too, as science has... Read More

‘Do Something’: Active Shooter Trainings Teach How to Fight Back Against a Gunman
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‘Do Something’: Active Shooter Trainings Teach How to Fight Back Against a Gunman

GOLDEN, Colo. — The gunman paced the hallways of the charter school, passing framed paintings of George Washington and Thomas Jefferson before stopping outside classroom 138. There, he took a deep breath, yanked open the door and began firing. GOLDEN-CO-AUGUST... Read More

Classes Without Textbooks? More Colleges Are Giving It a Try
Education
Classes Without Textbooks? More Colleges Are Giving It a Try

PHILADELPHIA — When Natalie Flynn surveyed students in her Temple University intro to physical geology classes, she found half weren’t buying the textbook she used. Many couldn’t afford it. “We were developing a very, very uneven playing field in the... Read More

New Federal Student Loan Forgiveness Program Rejects Almost Everyone
Education
New Federal Student Loan Forgiveness Program Rejects Almost Everyone

WASHINGTON — Americans who spend at least a decade in public service jobs and faithfully make their federal student loan payments shouldn’t owe any more. That’s the idea behind a student debt forgiveness program the Education Department launched in the... Read More

‘Free College’ Won’t Fix Barriers to Higher Education, Prosperity
Education
‘Free College’ Won’t Fix Barriers to Higher Education, Prosperity
2019-09-05 20:55:07
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - On the one hand, it's easy to see why some in the party would embrace so-called "free" or "debt-free" college and the forgiveness of student loans. Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt.,  electrified younger voters with his ambitious proposals in... Read More

Women in STEM College Programs Under Attack for Male Discrimination
Education
Women in STEM College Programs Under Attack for Male Discrimination

LOS ANGELES — Female-only science programs, launched by many universities to redress gender imbalance in such fields as computer science and engineering, are coming under growing legal attack as sex discrimination against men. The U.S. Department of Education has opened... Read More

Harvard Beats Claim It Dumbs Down Law Review For Race And Gender
Education
Harvard Beats Claim It Dumbs Down Law Review For Race And Gender

Harvard University won dismissal of a suit claiming it illegally uses race and gender in selecting students for its elite Law Review. Faculty, Alumni and Students Opposed to Racial Preferences, a Texas group that seeks “to restore meritocracy at American... Read More

All Missouri Schools Should Have Armed Officer Inside, Report Says
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All Missouri Schools Should Have Armed Officer Inside, Report Says

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Every Missouri school should have an armed law enforcement officer on hand to respond quickly to an active shooter, a new report says. After four months of work, a special task force headed by Lt. Gov.... Read More

Problem Solvers Endorse Bill to Establish Smithsonian Women’s History Museum
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Problem Solvers Endorse Bill to Establish Smithsonian Women’s History Museum
2019-07-26 19:19:44
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The Problem Solvers Caucus on Thursday endorsed H.R. 1980, the Smithsonian Women’s History Museum Act, which will establish a new women’s history museum on the Mall in Washington, as a part of the Smithsonian Institution. Twenty-four Democrats and... Read More

Reps. Lee, DeLauro Fight to Defend Students Against Predatory Loans
Education
Reps. Lee, DeLauro Fight to Defend Students Against Predatory Loans
2019-07-16 21:43:06
by Elin Johnson

WASHINGTON - Representatives Susie Lee, D-Nev., and Rosa DeLauro, D-Conn., have added their names to the growing list of members of Congress who are pushing bills that tackle predatory student loan practices. Reps. Lee and DeLauro have introduced a new... Read More

Yosemite to Restore Names to Historic Attractions Under $12 Million Settlement
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Yosemite to Restore Names to Historic Attractions Under $12 Million Settlement

LOS ANGELES — The Majestic Yosemite can be called the Ahwahnee Hotel again. The National Park Service on Monday reached a $12 million settlement in a long-running legal battle with Yosemite’s former facilities operator that permits that name — and... Read More

House Passes Legislation to Expand STEM Scholarship Program for Veterans
Veterans
House Passes Legislation to Expand STEM Scholarship Program for Veterans
2019-07-12 20:34:45
by Sean Trambley

In our new series, Freshmen Get it Done, The Well News will be highlighting legislative accomplishments by freshman Members of Congress from both parties. *** In June, legislation passed the House to expand veterans’ access to the Edith Nourse Rogers... Read More

Wisconsin Lawmakers Consider Loan Forgiveness to Expand Teacher Pool
Education
Wisconsin Lawmakers Consider Loan Forgiveness to Expand Teacher Pool
2019-07-11 17:38:54
by Elin Johnson

A bill with bipartisan support in the Wisconsin legislature could expand the eligibility for loan forgiveness for participants in a program aimed at growing the number of minority teachers in the state. Assembly Bill 51 has already received the unanimous... Read More

Oregon Climate Bill Is Dead, But Republican Lawmakers Still AWOL
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Oregon Climate Bill Is Dead, But Republican Lawmakers Still AWOL
2019-06-28 20:58:38
by Elin Johnson

With only days left in Oregon’s legislative session, a Democrat-backed climate bill is dead, and the awol Republican state senators who helped kill it now appear to be considering what to demand before they agree to return. Last week 11... Read More

College Admissions Scandal Mastermind Found Fertile Hunting Grounds in Wealth Management World
Education
College Admissions Scandal Mastermind Found Fertile Hunting Grounds in Wealth Management World

LOS ANGELES — The wealthy couple willing to pay him millions lived in Beijing, but William “Rick” Singer needed only to go to Pasadena to find them. Michael Wu, a financial adviser for banking behemoth Morgan Stanley, worked on the... Read More

Clyburn, Warren Want to Cancel Student Loan Debts for Nearly 42 Million Americans
Education
Clyburn, Warren Want to Cancel Student Loan Debts for Nearly 42 Million Americans
2019-06-14 14:40:17
by Elin Johnson

WASHINGTON - House Majority Whip James Clyburn, D-S.C., and Senator Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., said this week they plan to introduce legislation to cancel student loan debt for nearly 42 million borrowers. “For far too many students and families, the cost... Read More

House Panel Hears Tales of Student Loan Woes From State Regulators
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House Panel Hears Tales of Student Loan Woes From State Regulators
2019-06-13 16:51:35
by Elin Johnson

WASHINGTON - State officials told the House Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations Tuesday that questionable practices by the servicers of student loans are saddling a generation with enormous debt that if left unchecked could stifle economic growth across the nation.... Read More

Remains of Last Known Ship to Carry Slaves to US Found Near Mobile Bay
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Remains of Last Known Ship to Carry Slaves to US Found Near Mobile Bay
2019-05-24 18:48:00
by Dan McCue

The remains of the schooner Clotilda, the last known vessel to carry enslaved African captives to the United States has been found near the mouth of a river that empties into Mobile Bay in Alabama. Search Inc., a Florida-based archaeology... Read More

Dismissed Student Sues Georgetown As National Admission Scandal Grows
Education
Dismissed Student Sues Georgetown As National Admission Scandal Grows
2019-05-21 21:51:15
by Tom Ramstack

A Georgetown University undergraduate is suing the university after his father pleaded guilty to paying a bribe to help his son’s academic career in another example of the national college admissions scandal. The lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court for... Read More

Long Before College Admissions Scandal, Universities Saw Signs of Fraud on Campus
Education
Long Before College Admissions Scandal, Universities Saw Signs of Fraud on Campus

More than a year before the college admissions scandal investigation began, Georgetown University “discovered irregularities” in the athletic credentials of two tennis recruits, initiated a secret investigation and eventually forced coach Gordon Ernst to resign, court records show. University officials... Read More

Study Finds Record Wage Gap Between Teachers and Other College Grads
Education
Study Finds Record Wage Gap Between Teachers and Other College Grads

The Economic Policy Institute issued a recent analysis that found teachers were paid 21.4% less in 2018 in weekly wages than similar college graduates after accounting for education, experience, and other factors. A nonpartisan think tank, EPI describes the percent... Read More

School Board OKs Textbooks With LGBT Figures After Heated Late-Night Debate
Education
School Board OKs Textbooks With LGBT Figures After Heated Late-Night Debate

ROCKLIN, Calif. — After a heated debate that went past midnight as hundreds crowded a Wednesday school board meeting, the Rocklin Unified School District school board narrowly approved a new school curriculum that includes contributions made by LGBT figures. The... Read More

These Students Borrowed $35K Plus for an Unaccredited Program That Closed. Years Later, Their Debts Remain
Education
These Students Borrowed $35K Plus for an Unaccredited Program That Closed. Years Later, Their Debts Remain

As graduation approached and they started looking for jobs in 2010, Jacqueline Franklin, Jami Reichardt, Bridgette Collins and about 14 other women at the Sanford Brown Institute in Trevose, Pa., came to a harsh realization: Their for-profit school wasn’t accredited... Read More

Lori Loughlin and Her Husband Plead Not Guilty in College Admissions Scandal
Education
Lori Loughlin and Her Husband Plead Not Guilty in College Admissions Scandal

LOS ANGELES — Actress Lori Loughlin and her husband, fashion designer J. Mossimo Giannulli, pleaded not guilty Monday to charges against them in a sweeping college admissions scandal that’s ensnared dozens of wealthy parents. The couple did not appear in... Read More

Former US Senator Ernest
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Former US Senator Ernest "Fritz" Hollings Dies
2019-04-07 16:20:21
by Dan McCue

Former US Senator and South Carolina Governor Ernest "Fritz" Hollings died early Saturday morning at his home in Isle of Palms, South Carolina, after being in declining health for several weeks. He was 97. In a statement, his three surviving... Read More

Going to School Where Dozens Died Nearby
Education
Going to School Where Dozens Died Nearby

Jaleyah Collier had just said goodbye to Kevin Cleveland outside a doughnut shop a few blocks from Hawkins High School on a spring afternoon in 2017. Get home safe, she told him before walking way. Minutes later someone drove into... Read More

Bridgepoint Education Is Now Zovio, Announces Arizona Headquarters
Education
Bridgepoint Education Is Now Zovio, Announces Arizona Headquarters
2019-04-03 00:04:27
by Dan McCue

Bridgepoint Education, Inc. has changed its name to Zovio Inc., advancing the company's strategy and transformation into an education technology services company. In addition to the name change, the company, which partners with higher education institutions and employers to deliver... Read More

Third Way Says Congress Must Ensure Higher Ed Meets Need of Hard-Working Students
Education
Third Way Says Congress Must Ensure Higher Ed Meets Need of Hard-Working Students
2019-03-30 00:38:19
by Dan McCue

The public policy think tank Third Way has thrown its support behind the PROTECT Students Act, a bill introduced this week by Senators Maggie Hassan, D-N.H., and Dick Durbin, D-Ill., that seeks to hold colleges, for-profit schools, and other institutions... Read More

Study Asks, What If Postsecondary Graduation Rates Mirrored High School Completion?
Education
Study Asks, What If Postsecondary Graduation Rates Mirrored High School Completion?
2019-03-30 00:08:24
by Dan McCue

A recent study by Third Way, an independent and centrist think tank based in Washington, DC, focuses on the potential economic and personal benefits that would be attained if policies were enacted to push the rate of postsecondary completion up... Read More

He’s Getting Into College Without the Help of Wealth and Privilege — and It’s Hard Work
Education
He’s Getting Into College Without the Help of Wealth and Privilege — and It’s Hard Work

LOS ANGELES — On the mantel in a South Los Angeles home, the lovingly arranged keepsakes reflect a family’s pride. Damion Lester Jr. smiles broadly in his senior class portrait, decked out in the blue cap and gown of nearby... Read More

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