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Is Financial Aid for Coding Bootcamps Too Good To Be True?

Bad combination: for-profits and financial aid

Although I love the idea of increasing access for low-income students, the debt financing model…

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National Black Child Development Week May 16 – May 21

Advocates across the country launch week of action to mobilize and empower families

NBCDW’s intent is to raise awareness around the need for early learning centers and schools…

By Robin White Goode

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These Colleges Are Changing The Lives of Low-Income Students

At these schools, low-income students make it to graduation day

Can low income students make it to commencement day? Yes, according to a new report…

By Robin White Goode

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President Obama’s 2017 Budget Supports Increased Equity and Excellence

Extends conversation about the need to prioritize education

President Obama’s fiscal year 2017 budget proposes key investments in education, teachers and other school…

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Parental Involvement at School Increases Student Performance

Districts are working to bolster parents as volunteers

Parental involvement at school matters. The children of such parents perform better academically and evince…

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7 (Inexpensive) Ways to Prep Your Child for Kindergarten

You are your child's first teacher

Although most public schools serving children of color are underresourced, there are several ways parents…

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Could Year-Round Pell Grants Make a Comeback?

$300 bonus incentive for those taking 15 credits or more

Currently, low-income students who attend college full-time and receive Pell Grants often run through the…

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Federal Student Loan Borrowers: Income-Driven Repayment Now Available to All

REPAYE caps payments at 10% of income

All borrowers with federal Direct student loans have access to a new repayment plan with…

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States May Shift to SAT, ACT, to Measure Achievement

Can college entrance exams assess content mastery?

States plan to use college entrance exams to measure content mastery though it’s unclear if…

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John King Jr. Ready to Succeed Arne Duncan as Secretary of Education

He’s optimistic about ESSA and the power of school to help kids in need

Jan.1, John King assumes the role of Acting Secretary of the Department of Education, succeeding…

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Black Students Excel at Top Colleges

Memo to Justice Antonin Scalia

Comparing students with similar test scores, black students at the most selective schools are more…

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U.S. High School Graduation Rate Hits New Record High

Gaps continue to narrow for underserved students

The U.S. high school graduation rate has set a new record for the fourth year…

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How Many Pell Grant Recipients Are Actually Graduating?

Some schools graduate more than others

The number of Pell grant recipients that graduate from college in six years is difficult…

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An Education Opportunity for Those Paying Their Debt to Society

Cutting off Pell grant access was a mistake

Pell grants offered an education opportunity before 1994 (when Congress cut off access) that helped…

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Pell Grants for Prisoners

President Obama makes way for prison inmates to pay for school

Congress banned the use of Pell grants by prisoners in 1994. But Democrats in the…

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[SURVEY] High School Graduates Not Ready for College or Work

Students say high school is too easy

Survey results show that neither university professors nor prospective employers find American high school graduates…

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Your health is everything. When you become ill, other aspects of your life are adversely affected. That’s why it’s important to do whatever you can to make sure you get the healthcare you deserve from your medical providers. Remember your doctor works for you not the other way around. Here are five simple tips for becoming an empowered patient.  By Sheiresa Ngo

Federal Student Aid Office Offers Must-Have Checklists for Students

Handy lists keep adult and traditional students on track

The Federal Student Aid Office of the Department of Education has developed useful checklists as…

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Should More Black Children Be Getting Special Education Services?

Black children 1.4 times more likely to receive services

The writers assert that more black children need special ed services although they are already…

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Student Loan Defaults Decline, Yet Number Remains High

For-profit schools account for the majority of defaults

Among all colleges, about 13.7% defaulted within three years of entering repayment.

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Options for Disabled Student Loan Borrowers

Tips for discharging student loan debt due to disability.

This past July, the U.S. Department of Education enforced new regulations that made it easier…

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