House Overturns DeVos Barrier to Student Loan Forgiveness in Bipartisan Vote Education
House Overturns DeVos Barrier to Student Loan Forgiveness in Bipartisan Vote
2020-01-17 17:05:17
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The House voted Thursday to overturn regulations introduced by Education Secretary Betsy Devos that critics contend made it more difficult for students to have their loans forgiven in the event a college made misleading or false claims. The... Read More

Democrats Say DeVos Failing to Protect Students From Predatory For-Profit Institutions Education
Democrats Say DeVos Failing to Protect Students From Predatory For-Profit Institutions
2019-12-13 16:04:00
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON -- Democratic members of Congress accused U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos on Thursday of neglecting her duty to protect students from for-profit colleges that defrauded them, promising degrees or job placements they were unable to deliver. In response, the... Read More

Betsy DeVos Wants to Change Campus Sexual Assault Policies. House Bill Aims to Stop Her Education
Betsy DeVos Wants to Change Campus Sexual Assault Policies. House Bill Aims to Stop Her

WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. Elissa Slotkin, D-Mich., proposed legislation Tuesday to stop Education Secretary Betsy DeVos from advancing rules that critics say could hurt efforts to fight sexual harassment and assaults on college campuses. Slotkin is one of several members... Read More

New Jersey Legislator Introduces Bill That Would Require Students to Learn Cursive State News
New Jersey Legislator Introduces Bill That Would Require Students to Learn Cursive

PHILADELPHIA — New Jersey’s elementary school students would be required to learn, read and write cursive by the end of third grade, under a bill now in the state Assembly. “In some cases, children are entering middle school without knowing... Read More

Murphy, Diaz-Balart  Lead Bicameral Push to Help School Districts Accommodate Hurricane Refugees Education
Murphy, Diaz-Balart Lead Bicameral Push to Help School Districts Accommodate Hurricane Refugees
2019-11-12 22:46:26
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - Reps. Stephanie Murphy and Mario Diaz-Balart, both of Florida, are leading a push in the House to ensure that states receive the extra education funding they need to accommodate refugee students from hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico. The bill, called... Read More

Trump Student Loan Official Quits, Calls for Debt Forgiveness Education
Trump Student Loan Official Quits, Calls for Debt Forgiveness

NEW YORK — The Trump administration’s point person for overhauling the federal student loan system abruptly resigned Thursday after calling for the government to wipe out most of the nation’s $1.6 trillion of student debt. A. Wayne Johnson — a... Read More

PPI Calls for Bolder, Innovative Initiatives to Bridge Modern Skills Gap Education
PPI Calls for Bolder, Innovative Initiatives to Bridge Modern Skills Gap
2019-10-18 20:18:14
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The Progressive Policy Institute is calling for a more aggressive approach to bridging America’s skills gap following House Democrats’ introduction of major legislation to reauthorize the landmark Higher Education Act. The centrist public policy think tank said though... Read More

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

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

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

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