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Archive: October, 2011

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John Kline: Obama student loan plan a ‘mistake’

News from Politico: The chairman of the House Education Committee says President Barack Obama’s use of executive authority to ease student loan debt is “a mistake” and just one of many examples of the administration “bypassing Congress.” Continue Reading “This administration has been bypassing Congress on issue after issue after issue — they’ve sort of [...]

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Colorado Faces Nation’s Only Statewide Tax Vote To Raise Taxes For Education

News from Huffington Post: DENVER — The nation’s only statewide tax vote on the November ballot asks Colorado voters whether they want to temporarily raise taxes to generate $ 3 billion for classrooms and colleges – a proposal that has stirred fierce opposition because of the stagnant economy. The vote could serve as a test [...]

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Student loans

News from forgive and forget – San Francisco Chronicle: One of the great things about America, President Obama told students at the University of Colorado, is that no matter how humble your roots, you still have a shot at a great education. He also told students that his goal is to “make college more affordable.” [...]

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Basketball team spreads message about importance of education during visit to …

News from The Jackson Citizen Patriot – MLive.com: Sometimes Lade Majic makes her point about the importance of education by placing a stack of books and some basketballs along the gymnasium wall. Return many years later, she tells youths, and the balls will be deflated. But the books will still be there. “They kind of [...]

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Pogemiller to head Office of Higher Ed, Loeffler to run for his seat

News from Minnesota Daily: State Sen. Larry Pogemiller, DFL-Minneapolis, was appointed director of the Minnesota Office of Higher Education Friday morning. With his departure, the district that includes the University of Minnesota will have a new senator for the first time in almost 30 years. Pogemiller received undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University, and [...]

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Early education could help workforce

News from Times Record News: Rich Neimand answers questions from the media after addressing the importance of early childhood education Thursday morning. Torin Halsey/Times Record News Torin Halsey/Times Record News Rich Neimand, a member of Nobel Prize Laureate Dr. James Heckman’s early childhood education team, speaks to business and community leaders at the Wichita Falls [...]

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Obama’s education loan reforms of limited help to law students

News from The National Law Journal:The federal student loan reforms announced by President Obama on Oct. 26 won’t help most students now in law school or recent graduates, because they are geared primarily toward undergraduates, according to student loan experts. Obama unveiled several changes to the relatively new income-based repayment system for federal loans. His [...]

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Student loan group lashes out at Obama proposals

News from Reuters: By Adam Tempkin Wed Oct 26, 2011 3:53pm EDT NEW YORK (IFR) – President Obama’s proposed student loan repayment relief programs are too narrow, a group representing nonprofit and state agency student finance organizations said Wednesday. “We are disappointed by President Obama’s ‘Help Americans Manage Student Loan Debt’ proposal,” said the Education [...]

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Education Panel Meeting Disrupted By “Occupy” Protesters

News from NY1: Updated 10/25/2011 11:31 PM   To view our videos, you need toenable JavaScript. Learn how. install Adobe Flash 9 or above. Install now.Then come back here and refresh the page. The Occupy Wall street movement expanded to classroom politics, as a group disrupted a special meeting of the panel for education policy in [...]

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Some upset at New York sex education

News from CNN: STORY HIGHLIGHTS Some say abstinence needs to be taught more But administrators contend that abstinence is being taught Also more in-depth instruction about safe-sex practices will be taught “Abstinence is a very important part of the curriculum,” a New York school official says New York (CNN) — A new sexual education curriculum [...]

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