Education

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 In The News
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 State News
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

Remains of Last Known Ship to Carry Slaves to US Found Near Mobile Bay In The News
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

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