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Anti-Semitism compensation and apology for student

A Jewish student who battled anti-Semitism from students at the University of York has received an apology and payment of £1,000. Zachary Confino, 21, won compensation from the university’s student union. It is understood that Mr Confino, who narrowly missed … Continue reading

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Funding honoured for EU students in UK

Students from the European Union starting university courses in the UK this autumn will have their student loans funding honoured, University Minister Jo Johnson has said. And those EU students who are already attending UK universities will continue to receive … Continue reading

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Pat Glass appointed Labour's education shadow secretary

Pat Glass has been announced as Labour’s shadow education secretary, after Lucy Powell resigned from Jeremy Corbyn’s shadow cabinet. Ms Glass, MP for North West Durham, has been shadow minister for Europe and a shadow junior education minister. But her … Continue reading

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India Bihar 'exam topper' sent to jail for cheating

An Indian student has been sent to jail for cheating after she failed a retest. Ruby Rai, 17, ranked first in the Bihar state exams – but said in a video interview that her main subject political science was about … Continue reading

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Working to Prevent Discrimination Involving Religion at Schools and Universities

No student – whether Hindu, Jewish, Muslim, Christian, Sikh, or of any other religious background – should experience barriers to learning and success in school because of who the student is or what the student believes. That’s why last month, … Continue reading

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Rates on Federal Student Loans Are Falling

Your Money Adviser By ANN CARRNS COLLEGE students will get a bit of a break for the coming academic year: Interest rates on new federal student loans they take out are dropping. As of next Friday, the rate on direct … Continue reading

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A Second Chance for an Education

The Obama Administration is committed to creating a fairer, more effective criminal justice system. We want to lessen the impact of mass incarceration on our communities and help the men and women who rejoin society from our jails and prisons … Continue reading

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12,000 Incarcerated Students to Enroll in Postsecondary Educational and Training Programs Through Education Department's New Second Chance Pell Pilot Program

The Department of Education announced today 67 colleges and universities selected to participate in the new Second Chance Pell pilot program, an experiment announced in July 2015 to test whether participation in high quality education programs increases after expanding access … Continue reading

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EU Referendum: Reassurance sought over EU students

Universities have pledged to pressure ministers to ensure European staff and students can still work and study in the UK after the vote to leave the EU. Vice-chancellors from the Universities UK umbrella group say the decision to leave will … Continue reading

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A View from the Field: Building Comprehensive ESSA Stakeholder Engagement

The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), which replaced No Child Left Behind and reauthorized the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, presents an opportunity to continue making progress towards educational equity and excellence for all. For the first time, … Continue reading

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