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Study Asks, What If Postsecondary Graduation Rates Mirrored High School Completion?
Education
Study Asks, What If Postsecondary Graduation Rates Mirrored High School Completion?
2019-03-29 23:49:28
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

Prosecutors Ratchet Up Pressure on Parents in Admission Scandal With New Charges
Education
Prosecutors Ratchet Up Pressure on Parents in Admission Scandal With New Charges

A federal grand jury has indicted a Palo Alto, Calif., couple on charges they hired William “Rick” Singer, the confessed ringleader of a college admissions cheating scam, to rig their son’s college entrance exam, according to court records filed Tuesday.... Read More

12 Defendants Plead Not Guilty in College Admissions Bribery Scandal
Education
12 Defendants Plead Not Guilty in College Admissions Bribery Scandal

A dozen defendants pleaded not guilty Monday in the college admissions cheating scandal — three of them linked to bribes allegedly paid by actresses Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin. The court cameos came after Yale announced that a student whose... Read More

Just Miles From USC and the Admissions Scandal, These Students Sell Food for College Money
Education
Just Miles From USC and the Admissions Scandal, These Students Sell Food for College Money

LOS ANGELES—It was morning and the campus was still quiet when Vanessa Miranda began to shout, trying her best to draw customers: “Esquiii-te! Come and get your esquiii-te!” She and some of her East Los Angeles College classmates were selling... Read More

‘Free College’ Is Increasingly Popular — And Complicated for States
Education
‘Free College’ Is Increasingly Popular — And Complicated for States

WASHINGTON — Julius Dancy’s parents couldn’t afford to send him to a four-year college. His high school grades, he admits, weren’t great, so he didn’t qualify for merit scholarships. But Dancy lives in Tennessee, where since 2014 the state has... Read More

Peters, Davis Take Bipartisan Action to Address Rising Student Loan Debt Among America’s Workers
Education
Peters, Davis Take Bipartisan Action to Address Rising Student Loan Debt Among America’s Workers
2019-02-08 20:57:03
by TWN Staff

This week, Congressmen Scott Peters (D-CA) and Rodney Davis (R-IL) led a bipartisan group of 99 Members of Congress to reintroduce H.R. 1043, the Employer Participation in Repayment Act, which would incentivize employers to offer student loan assistance to help... Read More

Parents, Students Celebrate Return to Routine as LA Teachers Head Back to Class
Education
Parents, Students Celebrate Return to Routine as LA Teachers Head Back to Class

Los Angeles teachers and union staff returned to school Wednesday morning, hours after voting on a contract agreement with the Los Angeles Unified School District that put an end to a strike that spanned six school... Read More

For Moms at a Shrinking South LA School, the Teachers’ Strike Is About Survival
Education
For Moms at a Shrinking South LA School, the Teachers’ Strike Is About Survival

The last time teachers went on strike, back in 1989, Alejandra Delgadillo was a fifth-grader at Trinity Street Elementary School. Her sons later attended the school in Historic South-Central too. The youngest moved on to middle school last year. Read More

Judge Rules That LA Teachers' Strike Can Begin on Monday as Negotiations Continue
Education
Judge Rules That LA Teachers' Strike Can Begin on Monday as Negotiations Continue

A Los Angeles County Superior Court judge Thursday cleared the path for a Los Angeles teachers strike to start Monday. Whether it does, however, will depend on negotiations that resume Friday and could stretch into the weekend. Read More

New Mexico State Speaker of the House Brian Egolf Discusses Education and Economic Priorities
Spotlight
New Mexico State Speaker of the House Brian Egolf Discusses Education and Economic Priorities
2018-12-21 21:52:26
by TWN Staff

Looking ahead to a new legislative term, The Well News had the opportunity to speak with New Mexico Speaker of the House Brian Egolf about his priorities and goals. Read More

Democrats Seize on Education as an Issue to Win Governorships in Republican States
Education
Democrats Seize on Education as an Issue to Win Governorships in Republican States

Right after the bell rings to end the school day, Shari Gateley hurriedly tidies up her classroom and dashes into the teachers’ lounge. She emerges in sneakers and a campaign T-shirt, ready to knock on doors for Drew Edmondson... Read More

Political Reformer Anthony Brindisi Focuses on Education, Healthcare in Bid to Unseat Incumbent Claudia Tenney
Spotlight
Political Reformer Anthony Brindisi Focuses on Education, Healthcare in Bid to Unseat Incumbent Claudia Tenney
2018-10-19 17:38:38
by TWN Staff

Unlike many first time Democratic candidates running for federal office this year, Anthony Brindisi is no stranger to working across the aisle to get things done. While many of his peers have yet to hold office at any level... Read More

FULL VIDEO: Virginia 7th Congressional District Debate
2018 Midterms
FULL VIDEO: Virginia 7th Congressional District Debate
2018-10-15 01:24:36
by TWN Staff

Candidates for Virginia’s 7th Congressional District seat, incumbent Representative Dave Brat (R) and challenger Abigail Spanberger (D), took part in a debate. They discussed the national debt, education funding, immigration, and health care reform. Read More

Panetta Fights for Veterans' Education
Education
Panetta Fights for Veterans' Education
2018-09-15 13:17:48
by TWN Staff

First term Congressman Jimmy Panetta is well known on Capitol Hill for being a principled and pragmatic lawmaker who regularly puts policy over politics. This week, he is back in California’s 20th District on the Central Coast, living up ... Read More

Higher Ed Solutions for Rural Students
Education
Higher Ed Solutions for Rural Students
2018-09-12 06:24:21
by Anne Kim

As many as 41 million American adults live 25 miles or more from the nearest college or university or in areas where a single community college is the only source of broad-access public higher education within that distance. Read More

New Democrat Coalition: A Future That Works
Innovation
New Democrat Coalition: A Future That Works
2018-09-12 00:27:13
by TWN Staff

As the number of legislative days this Congress dwindles, the New Democrat Coalition, a group of 68 Democrats in the House of Representatives who are committed to pro-economic growth, pro-innovation, and fiscally responsible policies, continue to push their “New Economic Opportunity ... Read More

Why Democracy Promotion is in the Strategic Interest of the United States
Foreign Affairs
Why Democracy Promotion is in the Strategic Interest of the United States
2018-09-11 17:50:59
by Carrie Lee

The 2017 National Security Strategy emphasizes many themes that reflect what the administration has coined as “pragmatic realism”: a return to great power competition, the prominent placement of America First, and a focus on the military as the predominant instrument of ... Read More

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