Education

Education Department explains why only 1% of people who applied for public-loan forgiveness were accepted

September 20, 2019

An Education Department official acknowledged Thursday that a loan forgiveness program with a 99% rejection rate “presents numerous obstacles to borrowers.” Some critics contend that’s because the agency isn’t running the program correctly and is letting loans servicers give borrowers the runaround with bad information. The Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program is meant to wipe away student-loan […]

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India-UK education meet to focus on student mobility, employability

September 1, 2019

The delegation and the Indian experts will also focus on how British and Indian institutions can work together to ensure that graduates are equipped for a changing world of employability(Photo: Uriel Sinai/Getty Images). A HIGH-profile British delegation will focus on student mobility and employability during its visit to India next week. Vice-chancellors and chief executives from […]

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Budget 2019 expectations: Demystifying the needs of higher education in India

July 1, 2019

Budget 2019 India: Being a faculty member at a business school in India, I expect the following four initiatives, among others, from the upcoming Union Budget. Public spending on education There is hardly any disagreement that a thriving education system is vital for the progress of a country and it should get priority while allocating […]

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Julián Castro unveils education plan with focus on pre-K, tuition-free college

May 14, 2019

Democratic presidential candidate Julián Castro speaks to supporters at a fundraiser at Native Hostel in Austin.  Juan Figueroa/The Texas Tribune Democratic presidential contender Julián Castro released an education plan Monday that would create a national pre-K program and get rid of tuition for public colleges. In the second policy rollout of his campaign, the former U.S. […]

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PSE: Community and education-wise preference for PM

April 6, 2019

f Congress president Rahul Gandhi is popular among Muslims and Dalits, then Prime Minister Narendra Modi wins, hands down, among upper castes and other backward classes (OBCs). This is what our Political Stock Exchange (PSE) found after we interviewed 1,75,544 respondents across demographics and the geographical length and breadth of the country. As per PSE […]

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How Two Public School Districts Are Improving K-12 Education For Military Children

February 17, 2019

In central Missouri, Knob Noster Public Schools and nearby Whiteman Air Force Base have formed a powerful partnership. Beyond strong classroom instruction, they prioritize access to specialized classes like Advanced Placement courses, as well as athletic programs and extracurricular activities like JROTC.PHOTO COURTESY OF KNOB NOSTER PUBLIC SCHOOLS Members of the military who have school-age […]

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Staffing Company and Coding School Partner to Provide Education and a Job, All in One

February 17, 2019

The ongoing debate about whether college is worth the cost centers on one factor: tuition costs. The discussion all but ignores the equally and perhaps more critical component of opportunity costs. Lost wages while attending college—or people’s inability to forgo income to pursue education—presents perhaps the most significant cost barrier to many of today’s students. […]

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Facebook Buys Into Blockchain, Sparks Learning About Ledgers

February 17, 2019

Facebook recently hired the researchers from University College Londonbehind blockchain startup Chainspace. The acqui-hire confirms the social media giant’s interest in smart contracts and crypto-payments. Facebook executive and former PayPal President David Marcus leads Facebook’s growing blockchain group which has over 10 job openings. “When they’re ready to launch publicly, Facebook entering the blockchain space will certainly validate what many of […]

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Why You Should Cultivate A Learning Culture To Impact Employee Well-Being

February 17, 2019

In my role at TotalWellness, I talk a lot about how employee wellness programs should be designed with the “whole person” in mind. But what does that really look like? In the most general sense, it means helping people be the best version of themselves. That means going beyond just focusing on diet and fitness […]

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States Increase Higher Education Funding By 3.7%

February 17, 2019

The 50 states appropriated a total of $91.5 billion to support their public universities and financial aid programs in Fiscal Year 2018-19. That’s a 3.7% increase over 2017-18 and an 18.2% increase over Fiscal Year 2013-14, according to Grapevine, the annual report of state higher education spending published by Illinois State University’s Center for the Study of Education Policy […]

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