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  • How To Really Fix Our Student Debt Crisis

    How To Really Fix Our Student Debt CrisisOne of my favorite statistics that nobody knows is that the federal government already spends enough on higher education in grants and tax breaks — about $66.7 billion — to cover the cost of tuition at all public colleges and universities.  This wouldn’t make college completely free — students still would have to pay for room and board and supplies (perhaps states, who currently fund much of higher education, could defray those costs for students in need) — but it would create a “public option” at drastically reduced rates, which private colleges would have to keep up with to stay competitive, lowering costs throughout the system.  Germany already does this, abolishing tuition at its public universities.


  • Connecticut school lifts ban on girl barred over Ebola fears
    (Reuters) - A 7-year-old girl banned from attending school in Connecticut over fears that she may be carrying the Ebola virus after a trip to Nigeria will be allowed back on Friday, according to a joint statement by the school district and the girl's father. A widely publicized lawsuit brought by the father, Stephen Opayemi, against Milford Public Schools demanding her readmission will be settled, according to the statement, without giving further details. "The student has had no contact with any Ebola patients and she does not have Ebola," the statement said. ...More

  • Arizona school board votes to remove pages from biology textbook
    By Daniel Wallis (Reuters) - An Arizona school board has voted to remove information about contraception methods from a biology textbook after a conservative majority decided it fell afoul of a state law that says materials should give a preference to childbirth or adoption over abortion. The members of the Gilbert Public Schools board, which covers at least 38 schools and 39,000 students mostly in Chandler and Mesa, voted 3-2 on Tuesday night to excise two pages from "Campbell Biology: Concepts and Connections. ...More

  • First lady launches 2 graduation video contests
    WASHINGTON (AP) — High school and college students are competing for Michelle Obama to come to their schools to share her wisdom about moving on to higher education and adulthood.More

  • U.S. education department gets stricter with for-profit colleges

    An employee of the Department of Education arrives for work in WashingtonBy Ankit Ajmera and Sagarika Jaisinghani (Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Education will introduce new regulations next year in its latest attempt to improve the job prospects of those graduating from for-profit colleges and universities. Under the regulations unveiled on Thursday and effective July 1, for-profit colleges will be at risk of losing federal aid should a typical graduate's annual loan repayments exceed 20 percent of discretionary income or 8 percent of total earnings. This is lower than the current threshold of 30 percent of discretionary income and 12 percent of total ...


  • How U.S. Students Can Find College Scholarships to Study in Europe
    For many students, the ideal college is close to home. Others dream of moving out of state or across the country to start their higher education. For some, the perfect school is a little farther away.More

  • Toronto schools reject tie-up with China's Confucius Institute
    By Andrea Hopkins TORONTO (Reuters) - Canada's largest school district ended a planned partnership with China's government-funded Confucius Institute on Wednesday, a move likely to irritate Beijing just days before Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper is expected to visit. Trustees at the Toronto District School Board, which oversees public schools with 232,000 students, severed its ties to the language and cultural program after parents, teachers and students protested against any involvement of the Chinese government in Canadian schools. ...More

  • For-profit colleges face 'gainful employment' rule
    WASHINGTON (AP) — For-profit colleges that don't produce graduates capable of paying off their student loans could soon face the wrath of the federal government.More

  • College Students Around the U.S. Are Carrying Mattresses to Fight Campus Rape
    College students across the country are dragging some baggage behind them today. As part of the Carry That Weight National Day of Action against campus sexual assault, students are taking mattresses, pillows, and blankets with them to class.More

  • NJ students' experiment destroyed in rocket blast

    NJ students' experiment destroyed in rocket blastOcean City High School students watched as a space-supply rocket exploded moments after liftoff in Virginia. An experiment they had designed was on board.


  • Connecticut school defends keeping girl out over Ebola fears
    By David Ingram (Reuters) - A Connecticut school superintendent on Wednesday defended the decision to keep a 7-year-old girl out of class for three weeks out of concern that the girl might have contracted Ebola while attending a wedding in Nigeria. Elizabeth Feser, superintendent of the Milford public schools, denied allegations that the girl's family made on Tuesday in a federal anti-discrimination lawsuit that asked that she be allowed back into school. ...More

  • Chicago high school evacuated, nine taken to hospital after gas leak
    CHICAGO (Reuters) - A Chicago high school was evacuated on Wednesday due to a natural gas leak and nine students were taken to local hospitals as a precautionary measure, all in good condition, police said. Harper High School in the West Englewood neighborhood on the South Side was evacuated shortly after 10 a.m., said Jose Estrada in the Chicago Police Department news affairs office. The school will remain closed the rest of the day, the media relations office at Chicago Public Schools said. (Reporting by Fiona Oritz in Chicago; Editing by Mohammad Zargham)More

  • Detroit reaches deal on vacant schools, empty lots

    Detroit reaches deal on vacant schools, empty lotsBankrupt Detroit and its public schools announced a deal Tuesday that will swap $11.6 million in district debt for 57 vacant school buildings and 20 empty lots. The agreement comes as Detroit continues ...


  • Keflezighi to run NYC in 1st marathon since Boston

    In this Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014 photo, Meb Keflezighi poses for a photo in San Diego, Calif. Keflezighi already was a big-time marathoner, taking the silver medal at the 2004 Olympics and winning the New York City Marathon in 2009. Then came his inspirational victory in the Boston Marathon a year after the bombings there, and his life went stratospheric. (AP Photo/Bernie Wilson)SAN DIEGO (AP) — It's great being Meb these days.


  • Bus and truck crash in Brazil killing 11
    SAO PAULO (AP) — A truck loaded with vegetable oil collided head-on with a bus full of high school students in southeastern Brazil, killing 11 people, most of them teenagers, police said Tuesday.More

  • 10 Colleges Where In-State Students Pay the Most Tuition
    The U.S. News Short List, separate from our overall rankings, is a regular series that magnifies individual data points in hopes of providing students and parents a way to find which undergraduate or graduate programs excel or have room to grow in specific areas. Be sure to explore The Short List: College and The Short List: Grad School to find data that matter to you in your college or grad school search.More

  • Calculate the Cost of Earning an Overseas Degree
    For students sick of the impenetrable financial aid processes and ever-increasing costs of an American college education, earning a degree abroad can look like an attractive alternative.More

  • Review: Boston's colleges skimp on PILOT payments
    Most colleges in Boston have failed to pay the city the full amount agreed upon to help pay for municipal services, a review has found. On the other hand, the review by The Boston Globe (http://bit.ly/12Qi7hu ...More

  • MOOCs a New Tool for High School Teachers
    It sounds almost too good to be true: a way for high school students to learn from others around the world, guided by teachers in their classrooms.More

  • Massachusetts Father Mad Just Because Public School Teaches ‘There Is No God But Allah’
    Millions of students in public schools don’t understand fractions or pronouns at even a basic level but students in the oceanfront Boston suburb of Revere, Mass. are taking the time to learn all about Islam — in the most embarrassingly shallow and cheerleading way imaginable.More

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