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Berkeley Cancels Ann Coulter Speech Over Safety Fears

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 23:11:38 GMT

Ann 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.

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DeVos Halts Obama-Era Plan to Revamp Student Loan Management

Fri, 14 Apr 2017 23:38:33 GMT

Betsy 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.

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Whittier Law School Says It Will Shut Down

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 00:15:48 GMT

At 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.

Loans ‘Designed to Fail’: States Say Navient Preyed on Students

Mon, 10 Apr 2017 01:44:11 GMT

Ashley 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.

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Voices of Navient’s Borrowers: ‘The Biggest Mistake of My Life’

Mon, 10 Apr 2017 01:50:28 GMT

Navient 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.

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A Journey From ‘Real World’ to Homeless Shelter — and College

Fri, 07 Apr 2017 09:15:21 GMT

Preston 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.

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It Takes a Suburb: A Town Struggles to Ease Student Stress

Wed, 05 Apr 2017 09:00:37 GMT

Crying 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.

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Ex-Professor Says Dismissed Racketeering Case Is Still ‘Devastating’

Sun, 09 Apr 2017 21:59:30 GMT

Joy 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.

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Behind the Problem of Student Homelessness

Fri, 07 Apr 2017 09:03:03 GMT

Students 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?

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How They Got There: Former Interns Tell How They Landed a First Job

Fri, 07 Apr 2017 12:00:20 GMT

Zane 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.”

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Where Non-Techies Can Get With the Programming

Tue, 04 Apr 2017 09:00:03 GMT

Just 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.

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Forum: Middlebury, My Divided Campus

Mon, 03 Apr 2017 11:00:02 GMT

To one side, free speech is paramount. To the other, inclusivity is. To a professor caught in the middle, there’s a bridge.

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EdTalk: This Is Not Fake News (but Don’t Go by the Headline)

Mon, 03 Apr 2017 11:00:01 GMT

Paul MihailidisPaul Mihailidis, director of a new graduate program on civic media at Emerson College, answers questions about news literacy.

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Your Money: Panicked Borrowers, and the Education Department’s Unsettling Silence

Fri, 07 Apr 2017 09:00:20 GMT

Jessica 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.

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Harvard Seeks to Write ‘Puritans’ Out of Its Alma Mater

Fri, 07 Apr 2017 12:40:23 GMT

The 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.

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Arizona Frees Money for Private Schools, Buoyed by Trump’s Voucher Push

Fri, 07 Apr 2017 22:31:33 GMT

The 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.

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Scientists, Feeling Under Siege, March Against Trump Policies

Sat, 22 Apr 2017 15:49:38 GMT

People 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.

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Ohio Town’s Schools Hope to Be ‘More Than a Line Item’ in the Federal Budget

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 01:31:06 GMT

Education 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.

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Townsend Harris, Elite Queens High School, Gets Welcome Change at the Top

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 01:20:55 GMT

Faculty 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.

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Dolly Parton College Course Combines Music, History and Appalachia Pride

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 18:06:38 GMT

Dolly 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.

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