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Supreme Court Debates Public School Responsibilities To Disabled Students

Supreme Court Debates Public School Responsibilities To Disabled Students

The U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments on Wednesday on whether federal law requires public schools to provide more than the bare minimum in special services for children with disabilities. The lower courts have disagreed about what... 
Federal Government Set To Forgive $108 Billion In Student Loan Debt

Federal Government Set To Forgive $108 Billion In Student Loan Debt

A report recently released by the Government Accountability Office projects the full cost of income-based repayment plans for student loan debt for the first time. According to the report, the federal government will forgive at least... 
LinkedIn Tackles Salary Transparency With New Tool

LinkedIn Tackles Salary Transparency With New Tool

LinkedIn (NYSE:LNKD) users can now compare their salaries to those of their professional peers using a new tool developed by the social network. LinkedIn Salary is a new portal and tracker to collect and analyze salaries globally.... 
Wells Fargo And Amazon End Student Loan Partnership

Wells Fargo And Amazon End Student Loan Partnership

Wells Fargo (NYSE:WFC) and Amazon.com (NASDAQ:AMZN) have announced an end to the partnership they formed to offer discounted student loans. Wells Fargo Education Financial Services, the bank’s student lending wing, had agreed to... 
Borrowers Wary Of Refinancing Student Loan Debt

Borrowers Wary Of Refinancing Student Loan Debt

Millennials are increasingly facing large amounts of student debt. According to data from the Federal Reserve, the average American under 35 now has $17,200 of student debt. That is a 182 percent increase from 1995. Data from the Institute... 
Free College Tuition Ideas Popular With Many Americans

Free College Tuition Ideas Popular With Many Americans

Nearly two-thirds of Americans are in favor of free college tuition for students. According to a new survey conducted by Bankrate.com, 62 percent think tuition at public colleges and universities should be free for all students. About... 
Missouri Education Officials Celebrate Potential In Review of Financial Education Standards

Missouri Education Officials Celebrate Potential In Review of Financial Education Standards

Barely a month following the Missouri State Board of Education approved a regulatory review of personal finance learning standards across state schools, local education officials now hope that the overhaul will assist in preparing... 
Does Higher Education Mean Lower Heart Failure Risk?

Does Higher Education Mean Lower Heart Failure Risk?

There are obvious benefits to higher education. Of course, the theory is that more education—specialized education—leads to a better career and higher income. But with studious knowledge also comes an expanded perspective on the... 
Montana State Officials Propose New State Science Standards

Montana State Officials Propose New State Science Standards

Education officials in Montana just proposed new science standards last week emphasizing local roots as a major foundation for them. The new science standards, explains Montana Office of Public Instruction director of content standards... 
Are Tennessee Schools Setting the Bar for Technology Equity in Education?

Are Tennessee Schools Setting the Bar for Technology Equity in Education?

It is no surprise that American children need to learn about technology as part of their primary and secondary education. The world is changing and technology is leading the charge; and American children are actually not as well-educated... 
Google Launches New Education Apps And Services

Google Launches New Education Apps And Services

This morning at the ISTE conference, Google (NASDAQ:GOOG) unveiled a series of products and tools aimed at the education sector. Google’s Chromebooks have become the go to computer system for educational purposes in the United States... 
Amazon Launches Inspire Digital Education Tool Sharing Program

Amazon Launches Inspire Digital Education Tool Sharing Program

On Monday, Amazon launched a new online education portal which makes thousands of free educational tools available to teachers. This includes handy worksheets and lesson plans; obviously the web giant’s biggest move towards what... 
Do College Graduates Get More Brain Tumors?

Do College Graduates Get More Brain Tumors?

It is a somewhat shocking and unusual question, sure, but a new study suggests that this may be true.  According to an analysis of medical data from more than 4.3 million Swedish residents, those with a higher education or who have... 
GAO Calls for Servicer Communication Overhaul to Improve Student Loan Health

GAO Calls for Servicer Communication Overhaul to Improve Student Loan Health

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) has just released a report called “Federal Loans: Education Could Improve Direct Loan Program Customer Service and Oversight.” The  June 15th report is part of the office’s study... 
The Oddly Complex For-Profit Higher Education Model

The Oddly Complex For-Profit Higher Education Model

The decades leading into the 21st century showed great promise for young people looking to make their marks in the world. A college education held the key to many opportunities that were supposed to open up after walking down the aisle... 
New US DoE Report Shows massive Racial Disparities In Public Education

New US DoE Report Shows massive Racial Disparities In Public Education

On Tuesday, the US Department of Education released a collection of data tracking roughly 50 million students from almost every single one of the country’s 95,000-some public schools. This is the most recent installment of the... 
Chronic Absence A Huge Problem In American Schools

Chronic Absence A Huge Problem In American Schools

Chronic absence from school is a bigger problem than previously thought. A new report released by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights shows that a staggering number of students are chronically absent from... 
Does Education Level Affect Life Expectancy At Birth?

Does Education Level Affect Life Expectancy At Birth?

According to an insightful new study published in the International Journal of Innovation and Learning, the average level of education in any given country correlates somewhat directly with life expectancy at birth.  Experts are saying... 
DeVry Education Group Making Changes After Lawsuits

DeVry Education Group Making Changes After Lawsuits

DeVry Education Group (NYSE:DV), the parent company of the for-profit university, has been trying to revamp its image after becoming the subject of several investigations into its recruitment practices. The company is now facing a... 
Sesame Street and IRC Team Up To Bring More Education To Refugee Children

Sesame Street and IRC Team Up To Bring More Education To Refugee Children

Jim Henson productions have been entertaining and educating children for decades. Now it looks like his beloved Muppet characters from the hit television show, Sesame Street will be taking their particular brand of “edu-tainment”... 
Can Michigan Recover its Failing Education System?

Can Michigan Recover its Failing Education System?

It is no big secrets that American schools are struggling but in Michigan, K-12 students continue to fall behind the schools across the rest of the United States.  This, of course, not only threatens the future lives of these students,... 
When States Cut University Funding, What’s A School To Do?

When States Cut University Funding, What’s A School To Do?

A Washington-based policy institute has recently published a report which describes a grim outlook on nationwide spending on higher education. The report describes that reduced per-student spending by specific states has contributed... 
Is Education a Civil Right or an Elite Privilege?

Is Education a Civil Right or an Elite Privilege?

Such is the debate in England right now, following an announcement, yesterday, that they government plans to permit elite universities to raise tuition rates. Again. British students are already struggling to cough up the £9,000 per... 
Title IX and Transgender Students

Title IX and Transgender Students

On Friday of last week, May 13, 2016, the Obama Administration issued a new directive to clarify how and why sexual discrimination protections apply in schools throughout state governments. Basically, the directive states because schools... 
Falling Interest Rates Great For Student Loan Borrowers

Falling Interest Rates Great For Student Loan Borrowers

Students that need to borrow money for college, and their parents, just got some good news about interest rates for student loans. The interest rates for federal student loans will be historically low for the 2016-2017 school year,... 
Dropbox Offers Colleges New Cloud Storage Option

Dropbox Offers Colleges New Cloud Storage Option

File-hosting service Dropbox has created a new option to entice more colleges and universities into joining its service. The company believes that the new offering, called Dropbox Education, will help students and faculty members collaborate... 
Should Schools Let Our Kids Be Kids?

Should Schools Let Our Kids Be Kids?

The education system in Europe is going through a bit of a transition. While public educators continue to work on new ways to standardize education, some parents groups are advocating that we should “Let Our Kids be Kids.” As... 
Personalized Learning Begins Takeover Of The Education World

Personalized Learning Begins Takeover Of The Education World

Over the past few years, digital content has become a preferred way for the younger generations to receive information on a wide variety of subjects. Now, the preferences of today’s generation are fueling a paradigm shift in... 
Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Gets New Education Leader

Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Gets New Education Leader

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and wife Dr. Priscilla Chan have tapped James Shelton to run their philanthropic education efforts through the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative. Zuckerberg and his wife made the announcement on Wednesday in a... 
Study Shows Schools Continue To Get Safer

Study Shows Schools Continue To Get Safer

According to a recent report from the Department of Education, schools across the nation continue to get safer as security measures have evolved over the years. School safety has become a hot button issue in many parts of the country...