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The Wreckage Betsy DeVos Leaves Behind
The departing education secretary, Betsy DeVos, will be remembered as perhaps the most disastrous leader in the Education Department’s history.
Vaccine Chief Says He Was Removed After Questioning Drug Trump Promoted
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Trump administration quietly cuts funding to the nation’s poorest schools
Thanks to an under-the-radar bookkeeping change at the Department of Education, hundreds of rural schools across the US are set to lose vital funds.
This college was accredited by a DeVos-sanctioned group. We couldn’t find evidence of students or faculty.
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Reagan National University was supposed to be a place of higher learning, but it was unclear how it awarded degrees. By all appearances, at present, it has no students, no faculty and no classrooms.
Charted: The disastrous economic decisions behind Oklahoma’s teachers strike
AP Photo/Sue OgrockiTeachers rally outside Oklahoma’s state Capitol on April 2.By White House correspondentPublished Last updated August 15, 2018This article is more than 2 years old.
Betsy DeVos – Extreme Image Makeover as Champion of Special-Needs Children
It was almost like she expected us all to forget who she actually is and her own sordid history with these kinds of children.
How A Deregulated Internet Could Hurt America's Classrooms
The 2015 rules are meant to prevent internet providers, such as Comcast, AT&T and Verizon, from controlling what people can watch and see on the internet. Companies can't block access to any websites or apps, and can't meddle with loading speeds.
Betsy DeVos is forcing scammed students to repay loans for meaningless degrees
Every year, students concede to the rising cost of college tuition in hopes they’ll land a big enough salary after graduation to pay off whatever debt they incurred along the way.
GOP bill would eliminate student loan forgiveness for public service
A bill from House Republicans would end a program that forgives student loans for graduates who enter public service, The Wall Street Journal reported Monday. The GOP bill to reauthorize the Higher Education Act, introduced by Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-N.C.) on Friday, would eliminate the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program, which erases student debt for those…
A Congressional Assault on Graduate Education
Modestly salaried, willingly overworked, and gifted with a penchant for detecting campus seminars with free food, graduate students serve as the bedrock of research at higher education institutions.
GOP higher ed plan would limit student loan forgiveness in repayment program, overhaul federal financial aid
The 542-page bill would eliminate some popular student aid programs and impose restrictions on others.
Teachers spend nearly $500 a year on supplies. Under the GOP tax bill, they will no longer get a tax deduction.
Teachers benefit from a $250 tax deduction that would be eliminated under the tax reform bill.
Abstinence-Only Education and Teen Pregnancy Rates: Why We Need Comprehensive Sex Education in the U.S
The United States ranks first among developed nations in rates of both teenage pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases. In an effort to reduce these rates, the U.S. government has funded abstinence-only sex education programs for more than a decade.
The Senate’s Military Spending Increase Alone Is Enough to Make Public College Free
One of the most controversial proposals put forward by Sen. Bernie Sanders during the 2016 presidential campaign was a pledge to make tuition free at public colleges and universities. Critics from both parties howled that the pie-in-the-sky idea would bankrupt the country.
A study of 36,000 students just backed Bill Gates' favorite style of education
The style is known as "personalized learning," and a study involving 36,000 students just upheld it as a major driver of improvement in reading and math skills.
In the knowledge economy, we need a Netflix of education
With 4.6 billion pieces of content produced daily, it might seem that our hunger for knowledge should be satisfied — but information production and distribution is not the same as consumption and it’s not as simple as just putting information out there.
Here's Why You Can File Bankruptcy on Everything but Your Student Loans
At $1.3 trillion, the student loan debt crisis has eclipsed both credit card and auto loan debt to become Americans’ second largest outstanding payment, behind only mortgage debts. However, an individual can discharge all of these types of debt by declaring bankruptcy save for student loans.
DeVos dials back consumer protections for student loan borrowers
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos on Tuesday withdrew a series of policy memos issued by the Obama administration to strengthen consumer protections for student loan borrowers.
Trump administration rolls back protections for transgender students
The move rescinds a federal directive requiring public schools to allow transgender students to use bathrooms that match their gender identity.
‘The Great Shame of Our Profession’
Historicism imposes order upon chaos. It finds patterns in the boggling immensity of the past.
Influential conservative group: Trump, DeVos should dismantle Education Department and bring God into classrooms
The Council for National Policy calls for “restoration of education in America.”
Rep. Massie Introduces Bill to Abolish Federal Department of Education
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Representative Thomas Massie introduced H.R. 899, a bill to abolish the federal Department of Education. The bill, which is one sentence long, states, “The Department of Education shall terminate on December 31, 2018.
A Subprime Education
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KING: There’s a huge education level drop-off with the Trump cabinet picks
On Tuesday night, Ta-Nehisi Coates made a guest appearance with Trevor Noah on "The Daily Show" to discuss "My President Was Black" — his brilliant reflection on the Obama presidency. On Wednesday, The Daily Show posted a memed quote from Coates that has been liked over 230,000 times.
Teacher to Trump’s education pick: Let’s ‘address the elephant in the room.’ It’s you.
Teachers "are a little freaked out by your nomination to be secretary of education."
Why Higher Education Needs Design Thinking
Kate Canales: I started my early professional career at Ideo, right out of college. I grew up there over eight years. As a designer, Ideo is my hometown. Then after a couple of years working freelance, I joined frog design in Austin as a principal designer and then a creative director.
Trump's Presidency Will Be a Disaster for Public Education
I didn't post here until recently because America's election of the least qualified president in our history has me scrambling to assess and mitigate the damage.
Have Public Universities Lost Their Focus?
The problem with higher education is that colleges are operating more like businesses and less like a social good.
Education and accelerated change: The imperative for design learning
Discussions on the impact of “technological disruption” writ large are now so common as to seem almost banal. According to research at Gartner, for example, one-third of all jobs will be converted into software, robots, and smart machines by as early as 2025.
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Google Has A Solution For The UX Design Education Gap: Google
As a profession, “designer” is constantly evolving. Fifty years ago, chances are you’d either be a graphic designer, industrial designer, or furniture designer.
5 worst governors who put rich corporations and CEOs before students and schools
What do the governors of Florida, Pennsylvania, Kansas, Wisconsin and Michigan have in common? Yes, they were all elected in 2010.
The Americans who’d benefit the most from online education have no idea it exists
Reuters/Enrique de la OsaDoing it old school.From our ObsessionScience of LearningScience and technology are upending how we learn. We separate the science from the snake oil and look at how parents, teachers, and policymakers respond.
Why School Should Start Later in the Morning
The CDC weighs in: Early class times are taking a toll on adolescents’ health and academic performance. For the first time, the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is urging education policymakers to start middle- and high-school classes later in the morning.
What Ohio Gov. John Kasich is doing to public education in his state
With two-term Ohio Gov. John Kasich joining the crowd of candidates for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination, it’s a good time to look at the public education mess that has developed in his state under his leadership.
Why Making Tech More Inclusive is All About Education
Lorien Smyer had been a bookkeeper for more than 20 years, but when the record store chain she worked for relocated to Santa Cruz, she decided to explore a new career path. Smyer began looking into immersive coding programs as an alternative to a traditional university experience.
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