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Education Department Dials Back Plan to Rate Colleges

The Department of Education announced this week that it’s backing off its ambitious and controversial plan to rate all of the nation’s colleges and universities, marking a win for institutions and the vast higher education lobby that vehemently opposed the idea. 18 more words

Mexico Drops Strict Certification Requirements For US-Educated Kids

Mexico City (AP) — Mexico has finally dropped the onerous requirement that all foreign-schooled children get officially notarized, translated copies of previous school records in order to study in Mexico. 117 more words


Congratulations to the 4th Annual Blumey Award Winners!

The fourth annual Blumenthal Performing Arts High School Musical Theater Awards culminated Sunday, May 17, at a gala award celebration where winners in 12 categories were announced and nominees for Best Actor, Best Actress and Wells Fargo Best Musical performed live on stage at the Belk Theater. 1,297 more words


The Truth About Student Loan Default Rates

Two researchers at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis have blown the cover off the Education Department’s possible cover-up of student loan default rates. The Education Department clearly has a vested interest in manipulating student loan default rates to unrealistically low levels. 77 more words

Some Corinthian Students May Get Loans Forgiven - Under One Condition

WASHINGTON (AP) – A top education official said Wednesday that the 16,000 former Corinthian Colleges students who saw their campuses abruptly close this week will automatically have their federal student loans discharged – but only if they agree to forgo any credits they earned at the schools. 642 more words