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The Accusations Against Navient

Education News from NY Times - April 9, 2017 - 9:47pm
Officials say the loan servicer guided students to unfavorable plans, mishandled payments, misrepresented aspects of loans and set borrowers up for default.
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Loans ‘Designed to Fail’: States Say Navient Preyed on Students

Education News from NY Times - April 9, 2017 - 9:44pm
Lawsuits filed by Illinois and Washington against the Sallie Mae spinoff firm say high-risk loans were part of a growth strategy that has left former students buried in debt.
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Ex-Professor Says Dismissed Racketeering Case Is Still ‘Devastating’

Education News from NY Times - April 9, 2017 - 5:59pm
Joy Laskar, accused by Georgia Tech of misusing funds to help his start-up, didn’t get a chance to defend himself at a trial. Now he is speaking out about the unusual charges.
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New York set to become first state to offer free tuition at public four-year colleges

Education News from Washington Post - April 9, 2017 - 1:00am
A bipartisan budget agreement covers residents from families earning less than $125,000 a year.
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These fifth-graders turned a class assignment into a massive service project

Education News from Washington Post - April 9, 2017 - 1:00am
Students will send books, shoes and art supplies to a school in the Dominican Republic.
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Eugene Lang, Investor Who Made College Dreams a Reality, Dies at 98

Education News from NY Times - April 8, 2017 - 11:44pm
One of Mr. Lang’s many acts of generosity came in a spur-of-the-moment promise to an East Harlem sixth-grade class that he would pay for their college educations.
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Group of Howard law professors voices support for university leadership, calls no-confidence vote flawed

Education News from Washington Post - April 8, 2017 - 1:00am
Some law professors voice support of Howard University's president and provost, objecting to the faculty senate leader's announcement of a vote of no confidence in university leadership
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Why the word 'merely' turned many advocates for students with disabilities against Gorsuch

Education News from Washington Post - April 8, 2017 - 1:00am
Critics say the judge weakened the standard by which students with disabilities are educated. Gorsuch told the Senate he didn't.
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In Arizona, all children can potentially access public dollars for private education

Education News from Washington Post - April 8, 2017 - 1:00am
Arizona expanded its education savings account program.
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College of William & Mary president to retire

Education News from Washington Post - April 8, 2017 - 1:00am
W. Taylor Reveley III, the College of William & Mary's president, announced he will retire at the end of June 2018.
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The cost of Betsy DeVos’s security detail — nearly $8 million over nearly 8 months

Education News from Washington Post - April 8, 2017 - 1:00am
The education secretary is the only Cabinet member guarded by U.S. marshals.
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Trump education budget cuts hurt low-income students

Education News from Washington Post - April 8, 2017 - 1:00am
The president's proposed education spending cuts build what amounts to a giant wall between the ambitions of low-income Americans and the American Dream.
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Why do colleges still give preference to children of alumni?

Education News from Washington Post - April 8, 2017 - 1:00am
It's time to rethink "legacy" admissions.
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A former U.S. ambassador on teaching civic communication to young people in the age of Trump

Education News from Washington Post - April 8, 2017 - 1:00am
Plus results of a national poll on civic confidence, which Carolyn Curiel has taught through the Purdue Institute for Civic Communication.
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Teacher: About that sulky, defiant student who I thought hated me

Education News from Washington Post - April 8, 2017 - 1:00am
Teachers always hope that they have positive lasting impacts on their students, but, of course, they don’t often find out, especially with their most difficult charges. This is a lovely essay by a veteran educator about one of the students she had in her first year of teaching. He was, she writes, “sulky, defiant, and […]
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Arizona Frees Money for Private Schools, Buoyed by Trump’s Voucher Push

Education News from NY Times - April 7, 2017 - 6:31pm
Under the new law, parents who withdraw their children from public school can use their child’s share of state education funding for private school tuition.
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Additional Security for Betsy DeVos May Cost Up to $7.8 Million

Education Week - April 7, 2017 - 3:32pm
Government officials said Education Secretary Betsy DeVos requires additional security detail due to a threat to her safety and that it may cost up to $7.8 million through September to protect her.
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