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Record Student-Loan Debt Prompts Treasury Push to Stem Defaults

The U.S. Treasury, which finances more than 90 percent of new student loans, is exploring ways to make repayment more affordable as defaults by almost 7 million Americans and other strapped borrowers restrain economic growth. Leading the effort is Deputy … Continue reading

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Free help with student loans

This post comes from Maryalene LaPonsie at partner site Money Talks News. In their pursuit of higher education, Americans have racked up more than $1 trillion in student loan debt. While some may debate whether this amount represents a crisis, … Continue reading

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Blind graduates appeal for education jobs

Visually impaired graduates here are not getting jobs at schools under the Ministry of Education because of “impossible conditions” required, according to a graduate with a visual disability. Abdullah Al-Ghamdi, who was reportedly speaking on behalf of graduates recently, claimed: … Continue reading

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Group Calls For Better Education Data

The simple checkbox on the most forms, denoting “Asian” or “Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander,” belies the diversity behind those labels — ranging from”Mixed Filipino,” and “Hmong American,” to “Samoan,” and “Chinese/Japanese.” That’s the argument of those backing the #AllStudentsCount … Continue reading

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UN human development report faults inequality

TOKYO (AP) — Improvements in life spans, education and incomes are slowing due to natural disasters, misguided government policies and worsening inequality in a world where the 85 richest people have as much wealth as the 3.5 billion poorest people, … Continue reading

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Paying Teachers to Give Up Tenure: What’s the Right Price?

Education reformer Michelle Rhee once called teacher tenure the Holy Grail of elementary and secondary school educators. Given how aggressively school reformers attack it, and how fiercely teachers’ unions defend it, she might have made an understatement. From Maine to … Continue reading

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Your Education Impacts How Much You Spend

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Understand the Pieces of Your Student Loan Payment

You make your student loan payments every month, for years. Yet when you look at your balance, it doesn’t seem like it has decreased at all. In fact, it seems to keep going up. Many factors determine how much your … Continue reading

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Singletary: Defaulted on student loans? Here’s a new chance to make things right.

I volunteer at a correctional institution for women. During one financial literacy class, I was struck by something that was disturbing two inmates who were scheduled to be released within the next two years. They were worried about defaulted student … Continue reading

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'Disturbing' Student Loans System At 'Tipping Point', MPs Warn

The student loans system is at “tipping point” due to Government miscalculations and problems with collecting repayments, a cross-party group of MPs has warned. In a critical new report, the Commons Business Select Committee said that the current system is … Continue reading

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