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Loan Education Becomes Prerequisite As Student Debt Balloons

News from NPR: Enlarge image i College loan debt isn’t easing up, and students are struggling to navigate a plethora of obligations. Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images College loan debt isn’t easing up, and students are struggling to navigate a plethora of obligations. Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images For st……………. continues on NPR >>> Read the full article Related [...]

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Mo. Senate candidates differ on federal government’s role in student loans …

News from The Republic: JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Politicians at every level of government talk about the importance of providing a quality education to children. Yet there are differences in how exactly to do that. In Missouri’s U.S. Senate race, Democratic incumbent Claire McCaskill and Republican challenger Todd Akin disagree in many regards about education. [...]

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New Federal Student Aid website launched

News from Examiner.com: Caught in a maze of federal student aid issues? Need help? The United States Department of Education announced on July 20th, 2012, the launch of a fresh, streamlined website and several, social media tools, all designed to make it easier for students and families to navigate the financial aid process and make [...]

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Disability Review Program Broken For Student Loan Forgiveness, Under Review …

News from Huffington Post: This piece comes to us courtesy of ProPublica. The Education Department proposed new rules on Tuesday to revamp its troubled program for forgiving the federal student loans of borrowers [...]

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Obama student loan plan nearing end

News from Boston.com: WASHINGTON (AP) — Borrowers hoping to consolidate their student loans through a special program created by President Barack Obama last year have just until Saturday to apply. To much fanfare, Obama used executive authority in October to launch a short-term initiative to allow borrowers to consolidate multiple loans into a direct government [...]

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Obama highlighting student loan repayment option

News from The Associated Press: Obama highlighting student loan repayment option By CHRISTINE ARMARIO, AP Education Writer – 2 hours ago  President Barack Obama is taking steps to help thousands of Americans better manage their federal student loan debt. Details of Obama’s plan were announced by the White House on Wednesday and include streamlining the [...]

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US student science scores draw concern

News from Fox News: U.S. eighth-graders made modest gains on the latest national science exam, but more than two-thirds still lacked a solid grasp of science facts, according to data released Thursday. The 2011 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), an exam administered by the Department of Education, showed that 32 percent of students were [...]

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Op-Ed: Keep down the rates of student loans

News from Jewish Telegraphic Agency: By Alan Kalish · May 3, 2012 OPINION NEW YORK (JTA) — Education is the key to success — a “silver bullet” for changing lives in all segments of society. An affordable, quality college education must be available to all, not just the wealthy. Horace Mann, the renowned innovator in [...]

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The Education Report: Readers weigh in on student discipline debate

News from San Jose Mercury News: This is a sampling of The Education Report, Katy Murphy’s Oakland schools blog. Read more at www.IBAbuzz.com/education. Follow her at Twitter.com/KatyMurphy. A story about the number of out-of-school suspensions — and a blog post about legislative efforts to make changes to California’s student discipline laws — started a conversation [...]

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Education Report: California lawmakers to reconsider “zero-tolerance” student …

News from San Jose Mercury News: This is a sampling of The Education Report, Katy Murphy’s Oakland schools blog. Read more at www.IBAbuzz.com/ education. Follow her at Twitter.com/katy murphy. April 12 This week, we wrote about the large number of California schoolchildren who received an out-of-school suspension in the 2009-10 school year — 7 percent [...]

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