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Wed, 19 Apr 2017 23:11:38 GMTAnn Coulter in February. After the cancellation was announced on Wednesday, Ms. Coulter posted a Twitter message that “no school accepting public funds can ban free speech.”The university, which has a legacy and reputation as a promoter and bastion of free speech, said it was “unable to find a safe and suitable venue” for the speech by the conservative author.
Fri, 14 Apr 2017 23:38:33 GMTBetsy DeVos, the education secretary, is responsible for administering $1.3 trillion in federal student loans.In another reversal of previous policies, President Trump’s education secretary hit the reset button on a plan to streamline a much-maligned patchwork of loan servicers.
Thu, 20 Apr 2017 00:15:48 GMTAt a time when many law schools are wrestling with declining enrollments, Whittier, in Southern California, is the first fully accredited school to announce that it will close.
Mon, 10 Apr 2017 01:44:11 GMTAshley Hardin at home in Seattle in February. Ms. Hardin still owes almost all of the $150,000 she borrowed to attend Brooks Institute of Photography. Now she works as a waitress and pays more to her lender each month than to her landlord.Lawsuits filed by Illinois and Washington against the Sallie Mae spinoff firm say high-risk loans were part of a growth strategy that has left former students buried in debt.
Mon, 10 Apr 2017 01:50:28 GMTNavient is accused of making billions of dollars in risky, subprime student loans to borrowers who have little hope of repaying them. Here are some of those borrowers’ stories.
Fri, 07 Apr 2017 09:15:21 GMTPreston Roberson-Charles, a student at LaGuardia Community College who was homeless for two years.Preston Roberson-Charles was on MTV, then spent two years homeless in New York City. Now he’s an economics student. He revisited the experience.
Wed, 05 Apr 2017 09:00:37 GMTCrying jags over B’s and test scores are common at Lexington High School. To lift spirits, students decorated rocks that they gave to friends.Lexington, Mass., is fighting the joy-killing, suicide-inducing performance anxiety so prevalent in turbocharged high schools. It has not been easy.
Sun, 09 Apr 2017 21:59:30 GMTJoy Laskar, a high-profile professor at the Georgia Institute of Technology, in 2013. “It has been devastating personally, professionally,” he said of the case against him, which was rejected under the statute of limitations.Joy Laskar, accused by Georgia Tech of misusing funds to help his start-up, didn’t get a chance to defend himself at a trial. Now he is speaking out about the unusual charges.
Fri, 07 Apr 2017 09:03:03 GMTStudents 4 Students, a shelter founded by U.C.L.A. students, has housed eight homeless students long term since opening in October. They expect to expand in a few months.New research finds that 14 percent of community college students don’t have a place to live. Why is the situation so widespread?
Fri, 07 Apr 2017 12:00:20 GMTZane McPhee as an intern with the minor league team the Walla Walla Sweets. It took a few years to make it to the majors.More companies are drawing from their intern pools, making that last internship the most important. “It’s all about trying before you buy.”
Thu, 06 Apr 2017 11:48:00 GMTAnd what you can do about it.
Tue, 04 Apr 2017 09:00:03 GMTJust about everybody these days wants computing skills. To get some coding under your belt, there are options aplenty online, in college and at boot camps.
Mon, 03 Apr 2017 11:00:02 GMTTo one side, free speech is paramount. To the other, inclusivity is. To a professor caught in the middle, there’s a bridge.
Mon, 03 Apr 2017 11:00:01 GMTPaul MihailidisPaul Mihailidis, director of a new graduate program on civic media at Emerson College, answers questions about news literacy.
Fri, 07 Apr 2017 09:00:20 GMTJessica Schreiber, founder of the nonprofit start-up Fabscrap, at its warehouse. She is waiting to hear whether her venture will allow her to qualify for public service student loan forgiveness.Teachers, doctors and others in the public service loan forgiveness program seek guidance on whether they are truly eligible to erase their student loan debt.
Fri, 07 Apr 2017 12:40:23 GMTThe gates to the campus of Harvard, which seeks to rewrite a line of its alma mater. In a nod to the musical “Hamilton,” the university is seeking creative new ways to perform the song.The university’s Task Force on Inclusion and Belonging is holding a competition to rewrite the final line of the song — and perhaps add a “Hamilton” twist.
Fri, 07 Apr 2017 22:31:33 GMTThe measure signed by Gov. Doug Ducey allows parents who withdraw their children from public schools to use their child’s share of state education funding to pay for private school.Under the new law, parents who withdraw their children from public school can use their child’s share of state education funding for private school tuition.
Sat, 22 Apr 2017 15:49:38 GMTPeople gathered at the Washington Monument before marching on Constitution Avenue on Saturday.Thousands of scientists and science enthusiasts took to the streets in Washington and around the world on Saturday to protest.
Fri, 21 Apr 2017 01:31:06 GMTEducation Secretary Betsy DeVos, left, and Randi Weingarten, the American Federation of Teachers president, spoke with Alaina Arney, a freshman at Van Wert High School in Ohio, on Thursday.The town of Van Wert, Ohio, became a crossroads of federal policy with a visit by Education Secretary DeVos and Randi Weingarten, a teachers’ union leader.
Fri, 21 Apr 2017 01:20:55 GMTFaculty members and students at Townsend Harris High School on Thursday after Brian Condon was named the permanent principal.Parents, teachers and students at the school wanted anyone but the interim acting principal to get the job. On Thursday, they got their wish.
Thu, 20 Apr 2017 18:06:38 GMTDolly Parton at a country music convention in 1972. A new college course presents Appalachian history through Ms. Parton’s life.At the University of Tennessee Knoxville, an honors seminar on the country music star was conceived as a fresh approach to 20th century history.
Sat, 15 Apr 2017 18:30:14 GMTOutside the classroom, we inhabit the same world.