US Federal Student Loan Interest Rate Set To Rise July 1Interest rates for new student loans will tick up a percentage point come July 1, to more than 3.7% for undergraduates.
US To Erase $1 Billion In Debt For Students Scammed By For-Profit CollegesTens of thousands of U.S. student loan borrowers defrauded by for-profit colleges are getting debt relief.
Department Of Education Rejected 99% Of Student Loan Forgiveness ApplicantsThe Department of Education rejected 99 percent of applicants in the first 12 months of a revamped student loan forgiveness program.
Academia Faces Its Own Reckoning Over Harassment AllegationsAcademia - like Hollywood, the media and Congress - is facing its own #MeToo movement over allegations of sexual misconduct.
GOP Tax Bill Would Kill Deduction For Student Loan Interest Millions of Americans would lose the ability to deduct up to $2,500 in student loan interest under the Republican tax bill.
For-Profit Strayer To Acquire Capella Education In $1.9B DealStrayer Education is teaming up with Capella Education in a deal that would create a for-profit education company valued at some $1.9 billion.
Action On Student Loan Forgiveness Delayed As Rules Revised The Trump administration is delaying action on requests for student loan forgiveness as it rewrites Obama-era rules that had sought to better protect students.
Trouble Remains Following Failed For-Profit Schools' RevivalWhen one of the country's largest for-profit college companies failed in 2014, the Education Department faced a choice. It could shut down the college, incurring a $1 billion loss to taxpayers and sending students scrambling, or it could find someone to take the school off its hands.
High School Sex Ed Teaching 'Yes Means Yes' Rape PreventionThis is the new look of high school sex ed: A roomful of teens, 14-year-olds mostly, is told that a girl and boy meet at a school dance. The boy drives her home. They kiss. What happens next, over the girl's protests, leaves him confused and her crying, no longer a virgin.
Texas Needs Extra Year For New Teacher EvaluationsTexas will need an extra year to unveil a new teacher evaluation system that's required as the state seeks relief from some curriculum standards mandated by No Child Left Behind.
Feds Grant Texas No Child Left Behind WaiverThe U.S. Education Department on Monday excused Texas from the most strenuous requirements of the Bush-era No Child Left Behind law, granting the state a reprieve from some of the standardized testing-based accountability standards it helped pioneer.