Main menu

Education News from NY Times

In Navient Lawsuits, Unsettling Echoes of Past Lending Crisis

January 19, 2017 - 8:37pm
The largest U.S. collector of student loan payments is accused of engaging in the sloppiness and misleading tactics seen in the subprime market.
Categories: Education News

For-Profit Law School Is Cut Off From Federal Student Loans

January 19, 2017 - 5:24pm
The Education Department told the Charlotte School of Law that its students would not be eligible for federal aid because it did not meet standards.
Categories: Education News

Art Students League Director Is Stepping Down

January 19, 2017 - 4:12pm
Ira Goldberg, executive director since 2001, is leaving his post to live in Spain. His exit follows that of the league’s president in December.
Categories: Education News

Student Loan Collector Cheated Millions, Lawsuits Say

January 18, 2017 - 8:44pm
Navient made serious mistakes at every step of the loan collection process, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau said in a lawsuit.
Categories: Education News

Nominee Betsy DeVos’s Knowledge of Education Basics Is Open to Criticism

January 18, 2017 - 8:37pm
The school choice advocate seemed unfamiliar with basic terms and policies, including the federal law for students with disabilities.
Categories: Education News

Lois Dickson Rice, Trailblazing Executive Behind Pell Grants, Dies at 83

January 18, 2017 - 7:36pm
Ms. Rice, who started life as a janitor’s daughter, helped persuade Congress to provide federal subsidies to tens of millions of needy college students.
Categories: Education News

Betsy DeVos’s Education Hearing Erupts Into Partisan Debate

January 17, 2017 - 10:16pm
A Senate hearing for Ms. DeVos, a billionaire who did not attend public schools or send her children to them, became a debate over how to spend public money on education.
Categories: Education News

Donations Pour In to Band From Black College That Will Play at Inauguration

January 13, 2017 - 6:10pm
The Talladega College Marching Tornadoes have been under fire for agreeing to perform in the Trump inaugural parade.
Categories: Education News

Cost of College: Harvard, Too? Obama’s Final Push to Catch Predatory Colleges Is Revealing

January 13, 2017 - 9:36am
Many for-profit trade schools are punished, but even the most prestigious colleges may not care enough about whether their degrees are worth the cost.
Categories: Education News

Janet Yellen Gives an Economic Short Course, Beyond Interest Rates

January 12, 2017 - 11:21pm
Meeting with educators, the Fed’s chairwoman emphasized its role in fighting financial crises but hoped that in the future it would be less interesting.
Categories: Education News

Trump’s Pick for Education Could Face Unusually Stiff Resistance

January 12, 2017 - 9:00pm
Betsy DeVos, a billionaire who has never been an educator or overseen a state education agency, has her own questions to answer about potential conflicts of interest.
Categories: Education News

Social Q’s: $60,000 in Tuition, and My Son Wants to Become a Farmer?

January 12, 2017 - 12:24pm
Also, patriotic gestures, mother-daughter dynamics and retroactive gifts.
Categories: Education News

Jewel Plummer Cobb, 92, Dies; Led a California Campus

January 11, 2017 - 6:28pm
Dr. Cobb, the first black female president of Cal State, Fullerton, had been denied a New York college post in a move that led to bias accusations.
Categories: Education News

Justices Face ‘Blizzard of Words’ in Special Education Case

January 11, 2017 - 6:18pm
The Supreme Court was asked to decide whether public schools should do more under a federal law to provide a free education for children with disabilities.
Categories: Education News

Entrepreneurship: For Young Entrepreneurs, College Debts Can Snuff Out Start-Up Hopes

January 11, 2017 - 12:37pm
Fewer millennials are founding companies at a time when student loans are on the rise. As one business founder put it, “The debt is always there, drowning you.”
Categories: Education News

Elizabeth Bradley, Global Health Expert, Will Be Vassar’s New President

January 11, 2017 - 5:00am
Dr. Bradley, a professor of public health at Yale who has worked to improve health care systems worldwide, arrives as colleges debate questions of access and identity on campus.
Categories: Education News

Betsy DeVos, Trump’s Education Pick, Wields Wealth Like a Koch

January 9, 2017 - 7:17pm
The stalwart of Michigan politics and backer of school vouchers has not been shy about advancing her goals by funding campaigns against her foes.
Categories: Education News

Court Keeps Vote Method, Seen as Biased, Intact in Missouri School District

January 7, 2017 - 1:26pm
A school district that includes students from Ferguson, Mo., will continue for now its method of electing board members at large, despite a lawsuit challenging the process as discriminatory.
Categories: Education News

City to Close or Merge 9 Schools That Were in Support Program

January 6, 2017 - 8:50pm
The institutions that will no longer be operating as before are part of the de Blasio administration’s Renewal program for low-performing schools.
Categories: Education News

Fair Game: Student Victims Seek to Become Creditors in ITT Bankruptcy

January 6, 2017 - 2:53pm
Five former ITT students took matters into their own hands this week by petitioning a federal bankruptcy court to consider loan forgiveness as part of the company’s liquidation.
Categories: Education News


Printer Friendly and PDF
Stay Connected with NCSS:   Follow NCSSNetwork on TwitterFaceBook.png rss_0.gif Visit us on Pinterest