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Paul Ryan And The Emerging Conservative Reform Agenda In Higher Education

Paul Ryan’s 73-page blueprint for expanding opportunity is chock full of ideas for higher education and job training reform. And rightfully so: opportunities for high school grads have shriveled up, and the cost of postsecondary education is crushing American families. … Continue reading

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Get to Know Private Student Loan Repayment Options, Restrictions

Back in May, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., introduced the Bank on Students Emergency Loan Refinancing Act, a bill that would have allowed borrowers to refinance their private student loans into the federal loan program, under existing federal loan interest rates. … Continue reading

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Student loans: A peculiar debt

30 July 2014 Last updated at 17:45 Article written by Chris Cook Policy editor, BBC Newsnight More from Chris There’s been a lot of talk recently about student loans. But the universities need to spend some more time thinking about … Continue reading

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Nixon: Worst Missouri legislative session for education in recent memory

COLUMBIA, Mo. • Missouri’s 2014 legislative session was the “worst six months for public education in recent memory,” Gov Jay Nixon said Tuesday. Nixon, a Democrat, spoke at the Cooperative Conference for School Administrators, denouncing the Republican-led Legislature for putting … Continue reading

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Capella Beats Q2 Earnings, Revs on New Enrollment

Capella Education Company (CPLA) witnessed a 13.5% rise in its share prices as the company beat both top and bottom-line estimates in the second quarter of 2014 on the back of better-than-expected increase in new enrollment. This education company has … Continue reading

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Noah Education Holdings Ltd. Announces Completion of Merger

SHENZHEN, China, July 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Noah Education Holdings Ltd. (“Noah” or the “Company”) (NED), a leading provider of education services in China, today announced the completion of the merger contemplated by the previously announced agreement and plan of … Continue reading

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New Study Asserts Online Education Can Revolutionize U.S. Workforce

SAN MATEO, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– With higher-education debt swelling to a record $1.2 trillion, new emphasis is being placed not only on the cost of tuition but also on students’ ability to secure jobs upon graduation. Yet a recent Gallup Poll … Continue reading

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Grieving parents crushed by daughter’s $200,000 in student loans

He and his wife Darnelle immediately took in Lisa’s three children – ages 4, 7 and 9 at the time – even though they knew it would be a huge struggle to support them. Steve earns less than $75,000 per … Continue reading

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Many over 50s saddled with student loans

Could Australian graduates soon find themselves in the same situation as their US counterparts – over 50 with a lingering student loan. Lingering student-loan debt – which in recent years has been a drag on the economy in the US … Continue reading

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Grieving parents hit with $200K in student loans years after daughter’s death

NEW YORK — When his 27-year old daughter Lisa died suddenly of liver failure five years ago, Steve Mason was as devastated as any father would be. He and his wife Darnelle immediately took in Lisa’s three children — ages … Continue reading

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