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Fri, 20 Jan 2017 01:37:49 GMTLina 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.
Thu, 19 Jan 2017 01:37:19 GMTBetsy 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.
Thu, 19 Jan 2017 00:36:18 GMTLois 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.
Fri, 13 Jan 2017 23:10:21 GMTTalladega, 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.
Fri, 13 Jan 2017 14:36:27 GMTStudents 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.
Thu, 12 Jan 2017 17:24:36 GMTAlso, patriotic gestures, mother-daughter dynamics and retroactive gifts.
Fri, 13 Jan 2017 04:21:07 GMTJanet 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.
Wed, 11 Jan 2017 10:00:13 GMTElizabeth 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.
Wed, 11 Jan 2017 23:18:59 GMTJustice 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.
Tue, 24 Jan 2017 08:00:23 GMTCrystal 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.
Mon, 23 Jan 2017 20:07:02 GMTEdibles available for sale in Denver only to medical marijuana patients.The drug is legal in Colorado but not in Texas.
Thu, 19 Jan 2017 22:24:29 GMTThe Education Department told the Charlotte School of Law that its students would not be eligible for federal aid because it did not meet standards.
Thu, 19 Jan 2017 21:12:15 GMTIra 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.
Mon, 23 Jan 2017 01:34:35 GMTNavient, 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.
Wed, 18 Jan 2017 03:16:22 GMTSenator 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.