21 avril 2018

Men With Bats, Sticks Break Up French Student Protest

HomeBy Elizabeth Redden. A group of masked men armed with bats and sticks broke up a student protest of French president Emmanuel Macron’s proposed reforms to university entrance procedures on Monday, The Guardian reported. About 50 students were reportedly participating in a sit-in at a lecture hall at Montpellier University when the demonstration was violently disrupted. More...

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The Pros and Cons of Purdue’s 7-Year Freeze

HomeBy Greg Toppo. Holding tuition flat since 2012-13 has raised the land-grant university’s profile and helped it grow, but it is fueling competition for resources by academic departments -- and Purdue is still working to enroll more students from Indiana. More...

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For Students in Debt, Bitcoin on Their Minds

HomeBy Greg Toppo. Survey findings suggest one in five college students pours extra financial aid dollars into trendy yet risky investments in Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. More...

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HBCUs Doing Something Right for KIPP Alumni

HomeBy Greg Toppo. New findings show Knowledge Is Power Program alumni who attend historically black colleges are more likely to report a “sense of belonging” and good mental health than those who attend other colleges. More...

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When Grants Turn to Loans

HomeBy Andrew Kreighbaum. More than 6 in 10 recipients of the TEACH Grant, created to attract instructors for high-need subjects in low-income schools, have seen those grants convert to loans after they fail to meet eligibility standards, Department of Education report finds. More...

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Another Higher Ed Bill Stalled in Congress

HomeBy Andrew Kreighbaum. With renewal of the Higher Education Act turning into partisan grudge match, a popular career-training bill could be a straightforward accomplishment for Congress. But key lawmakers remain far apart. More...

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U.S. Agencies to Reach Out to Veterans Eligible for Loan Discharge

HomeBy Andrew Kreighbaum. The Trump administration this month will begin proactively reaching out to disabled veterans eligible for federal student loan discharge. More...

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A Troubled Accreditor's Long-Term Outlook

HomeBy Andrew Kreighbaum. ACICS, a flashpoint for debate over accountability of the for-profit sector, has another chance at federal recognition. But some higher ed observers see tough odds for its long-term survival. More...

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Federal Student Loan Politics Go Local

HomeBy Andrew Kreighbaum. Two state-backed agencies ditch loan-servicing lobby group due to pressure from lawmakers who back tougher regulation of student loans -- but servicers themselves haven't budged on state oversight issue. More...

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New Study on Income-Driven Repayment Plans

HomeBy Andrew Kreighbaum. Enrollment in income-driven repayment plans for student loans can change significantly depending on the particular benefit emphasized to borrowers, according to a National Bureau of Economic Research paper released Monday. More...

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