20 mai 2017

CFPB: Highest-Risk Borrowers Not Enrolled in Income-Driven Repayment

HomeBy Andrew Kreighbaum. A new report from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau finds that more than 90 percent of defaulted student loan borrowers aren't enrolled in income-driven repayment plans within nine months of rehabilitating their debt. More...

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FAFSA Applications by High School Seniors Are Up

HomeBy Andrew Kreighbaum. More high school seniors had applied for federal student aid by this month than the previous year's seniors had by June 30 last year, the National College Access Network said Wednesday. Data released this month by the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Federal Student Aid showed that 1.98 million high school seniors completed the Free Application for Federal Student Aid by May 5, 2017. More...

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IRS Tool Won't be Restored for 2017-18 Aid Cycle

HomeBy Andrew Kreighbaum. The IRS data retrieval tool that let financial aid applicants automatically import income information into the FAFSA won't be restored for the current aid cycle, said James Runcie, chief operating officer of the Office of Federal Student Aid, in written testimony to Congress Wednesday. More...

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Controversy Over DeVos Commencement Speech

HomeBy Andrew KreighbaumJust months after a major gaffe by Education Secretary Betsy DeVos about the origins of historically black colleges and universities, a Florida HBCU is taking heat for inviting her to speak at its spring commencement ceremony next week. More...

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For-Profit Task Force No More

HomeBy Andrew Kreighbaum. With interagency panel launched under Obama no longer active, observers see a Department of Education less interested in leading oversight of for-profit college sector. State regulators may become more important. More...

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Overture to HBCUs Rejected

HomeBy Andrew Kreighbaum. First commencement address no cake walk for Education Secretary Betsy DeVos as Bethune-Cookman students jeer and turn their backs on her remarks. More...

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Department of Education makes first official senior hires

HomeBy Andrew Kreighbaum. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos makes first official announcement of key aides, many of them in acting capacities and including some controversial choices. More...

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White House Would Slash Student Aid and NSF

HomeBy Andrew Kreighbaum. Details leaked about forthcoming budget include large cuts to college aid programs and end Public Service Loan Forgiveness and subsidized loan programs. Other leaks point to new proposals to cut science. More...

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19 mai 2017

How our minds really DO meet: Scientists say pupils are on the same wavelength when they are enjoying their class

http://people.uis.edu/rschr1/wp-content/themes/default/images/kubrickheader.jpgTechno-News Blog. Now it seems pupils really are all on the same wavelength when they are enjoying their class. Using portable scanners, scientists found that the brainwaves of children synchronised with each other when they were engaged with the subject. More...

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18 mai 2017

What Can Higher Education Expect From the Trump Administration?

In any transition to a new presidential administration, there is uncertainty about what comes next. This uncertainty is magnified when—as was the case with the Trump campaign—there were few detailed policy proposals offered. So it’s reasonable to wonder, regardless of your political viewpoint, what a Trump administration will look like for higher education, and what that will mean for federal policy. More...

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