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New Analysis of Student Loan Default Data

New Analysis of Student Loan Default Data

January 12, 2018

The looming student loan crisis is worse than previously thought, according to a new analysis of federal data on student loan default, which the U.S. Department of Education released in October. The Brookings Institution published the report, which was written by Judith Scott-Clayton, a senior fellow at Brookings and an associate professor of economics and education at Columbia University's Teachers College.
The looming student loan crisis is worse than previously thought, according to a new analysis of federal data on student loan default, which the U.S. Department of Education released in October. The Brookings Institution published the report, which was written by Judith Scott-Clayton, a senior fellow at Brookings and an associate professor of economics and education at Columbia University's Teachers College.

January 12, 2018

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The New York Times

Black Colleges Swept Up in For-Profit Crackdown Find Relief From DeVos

Black Colleges Swept Up in For-Profit Crackdown Find Relief From DeVos

January 12, 2018

“It’s a regulation that should be focused on the bad actors, and we have been lumped in when we’re serving the students the bad actors are preying on,” Mr. Tisdale said. “We believe it should be improved to prevent unintended consequences.”
“It’s a regulation that should be focused on the bad actors, and we have been lumped in when we’re serving the students the bad actors are preying on,” Mr. Tisdale said. “We believe it should be improved to prevent unintended consequences.”

January 12, 2018

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The Wall Street Journal

Amazon’s Jeff Bezos to Grant $33 Million in College Scholarships for DACA Students

Amazon’s Jeff Bezos to Grant $33 Million in College Scholarships fo...

January 12, 2018

Amazon.com Inc. Chief Executive Jeff Bezos is granting $33 million in college scholarships for undocumented immigrant high-school graduates in the U.S., according to TheDream.Us, a nonprofit education group.
Amazon.com Inc. Chief Executive Jeff Bezos is granting $33 million in college scholarships for undocumented immigrant high-school graduates in the U.S., according to TheDream.Us, a nonprofit education group.

January 12, 2018

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The Hill

The Reimagination of Higher Education in 21st Century America - Opinion Piece

The Reimagination of Higher Education in 21st Century America - Opi...

January 12, 2018

Quadricos Bernard Driskell writes: The last thing I want my students to do is engage in escapism especially in politics and public policy by only engaging in the same kind of narrow, ideological homogeneity that reinforces a sense of self-righteousness. I have always taught politically liberal and conservative students, and I try to teach them that there is a human connection, but more than that, we can all learn something from those we fundamentally disagree with on a host of issues.
Quadricos Bernard Driskell writes: The last thing I want my students to do is engage in escapism especially in politics and public policy by only engaging in the same kind of narrow, ideological homogeneity that reinforces a sense of self-righteousness. I have always taught politically liberal and conservative students, and I try to teach them that there is a human connection, but more than that, we can all learn something from those we fundamentally disagree with on a host of issues.

January 12, 2018

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The Chronicle of Higher Education

Why Is a College-Admissions Code of Ethics Such a Big Deal?

Why Is a College-Admissions Code of Ethics Such a Big Deal?

January 11, 2018

Why, in a nation full of problems, is law-enforcement’s top dog sniffing around an admissions association’s long-winded ethics code? No immediate answer came from the Justice Department, which declined a request for comment. So did Joyce E. Smith, NACAC’s chief executive officer. In a message to members on Tuesday, the association said it knows “little about the scope and intent of the inquiry.”
Why, in a nation full of problems, is law-enforcement’s top dog sniffing around an admissions association’s long-winded ethics code? No immediate answer came from the Justice Department, which declined a request for comment. So did Joyce E. Smith, NACAC’s chief executive officer. In a message to members on Tuesday, the association said it knows “little about the scope and intent of the inquiry.”

January 11, 2018

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