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In Navient Lawsuits, Unsettling Echoes of Past Lending Crisis

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 01:37:49 GMT

Lina Vitakauskas says it took over six years to get her monthly loan payments lowered. Her balance nearly doubled in that time.The largest U.S. collector of student loan payments is accused of engaging in the sloppiness and misleading tactics seen in the subprime market.


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Nominee Betsy DeVos’s Knowledge of Education Basics Is Open to Criticism

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 01:37:19 GMT

Betsy DeVos, President-elect Donald J. Trump’s nominee for education secretary, at her confirmation hearing on Tuesday.The school choice advocate seemed unfamiliar with basic terms and policies, including the federal law for students with disabilities.


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Lois Dickson Rice, Trailblazing Executive Behind Pell Grants, Dies at 83

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 00:36:18 GMT

Lois Dickson Rice with her daughter, Susan E. Rice, President Obama’s national security adviser, in 2015.Ms. Rice, who started life as a janitor’s daughter, helped persuade Congress to provide federal subsidies to tens of millions of needy college students.


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Donations Pour In to Band From Black College That Will Play at Inauguration

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 23:10:21 GMT

Talladega, a small, historically black college in Alabama, had been struggling to raise the money needed to send its band to Washington for the inauguration.The Talladega College Marching Tornadoes have been under fire for agreeing to perform in the Trump inaugural parade.


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Cost of College: Programs That Are Predatory: It’s Not Just at For-Profit Colleges

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 14:36:27 GMT

Students of the 2015 class of Harvard’s A.R.T. Institute performed the musical “The Light Princess.”Even programs at prestigious universities like Harvard may not care enough about whether their degrees are worth the cost.


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Social Q’s: $60,000 in Tuition, and My Son Wants to Become a Farmer?

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 17:24:36 GMT

Also, patriotic gestures, mother-daughter dynamics and retroactive gifts.


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Janet Yellen Gives an Economic Short Course, Beyond Interest Rates

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 04:21:07 GMT

Janet L. Yellen spoke to educators Thursday, stressing the Fed’s role in fighting financial crises.Meeting with educators, the Fed’s chairwoman emphasized its role in fighting financial crises but hoped that in the future it would be less interesting.


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Elizabeth Bradley, Global Health Expert, Will Be Vassar’s New President

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 10:00:13 GMT

Elizabeth H. Bradley, a professor of public health at Yale who has worked to improve health care systems worldwide, is set to take over at Vassar on July 1.Dr. Bradley, a professor of public health at Yale who has worked to improve health care systems worldwide, arrives as colleges debate questions of access and identity on campus.


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Justices Face ‘Blizzard of Words’ in Special Education Case

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 23:18:59 GMT

Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr., in November.The Supreme Court was asked to decide whether public schools should do more under a federal law to provide a free education for children with disabilities.


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When Campus Rapists Are Repeat Offenders

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 08:00:23 GMT

Crystal Stroup, 19, at Kansas State University last month. Stressed after reporting being raped in 2015, she dropped out, and has joined the lawsuit of Sara Weckhorst, a student.Some students commit sexual assault more than once, research says. Many question whether colleges are doing enough to prevent these recurring crimes.


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Texas Teacher Shouldn’t Be Punished for Marijuana Use in Colorado, Judge Says

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 20:07:02 GMT

Edibles available for sale in Denver only to medical marijuana patients.The drug is legal in Colorado but not in Texas.


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For-Profit Law School Is Cut Off From Federal Student Loans

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 22:24:29 GMT

The Education Department told the Charlotte School of Law that its students would not be eligible for federal aid because it did not meet standards.



Art Students League Director Is Stepping Down

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 21:12:15 GMT

Ira GoldbergIra Goldberg, executive director since 2001, is leaving his post to live in Spain. His exit follows that of the league’s president in December.


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Student Loan Collector Cheated Millions, Lawsuits Say

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 01:34:35 GMT

Navient, the largest servicer of student loans in the country, handles loans for around 12 million people. A lawsuit filed on Wednesday by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and two state attorneys general claims borrowers were wrongly steered in order to drive up debts.Navient made serious mistakes at every step of the loan collection process, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau said in a lawsuit.


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Betsy DeVos’s Education Hearing Erupts Into Partisan Debate

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 03:16:22 GMT

Senator Patty Murray of Washington, the ranking Democrat on the committee, pressed Ms. DeVos on whether or not she would privatize public schools.A Senate hearing for Ms. DeVos, a billionaire who did not attend public schools or send her children to them, became a debate over how to spend public money on education.


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