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House votes to simplify education tax breaks

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House passed a bill Thursday that would simplify a complicated patchwork of tax breaks for higher education but would exclude many graduate students. The bill would make permanent a tax credit that provides students with up … Continue reading

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Kaplan EdTech Accelerator, Powered by Techstars, Announces 2014 Class of Education Technology Startups

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Kaplan, Inc., the global education company and largest subsidiary of the Graham Holdings Company (GHC), and Techstars, the global startup accelerator, announced today the 12 education-technology startups selected to participate in the Kaplan EdTech Accelerator, powered by … Continue reading

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DeVry Education Group Announces Fiscal 2014 Fourth-Quarter and Full-Year Conference Call

DOWNERS GROVE, Ill.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– DeVry Education Group Inc. (DV), a global provider of education services, announced today it will hold a conference call to discuss its fiscal 2014 fourth-quarter and full-year financial results on Aug. 7, 2014, at 4 p.m. … Continue reading

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Capella University Announces $15,000 Grant for PhD in Education Students

MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)– A $15,000 grant for new PhD in Education students has been announced by Capella University (http://www.capella.edu), a regionally accredited online university* that offers online degree programs designed to help working adults advance in their careers. The grant will … Continue reading

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Missouri Lottery gave less to education in 2014

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Despite record sales, the Missouri Lottery provided less money to education during the recently concluded state budget year, leading Gov. Jay Nixon on Wednesday to order a review of the agency. The Lottery had sales … 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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