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Education Department discharges $500 million in debt for 18,000 ITT students in sign of borrower defense progress

The Education Department (ED) is discharging $500 million in student loan debt held by 18,000 borrowers who had been defrauded by now-defunct for-profit chain ITT Tech, a sign that the Biden administration is working to address the borrower defense backlog.  “Our action today will give thousands of borrowers a fresh start and the relief they deserve after ITT repeatedly lied to them,” Education Secretary Miguel Cardona said in a statement. “Today’s action is part of the Biden-Harris… Source link

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More than 11,000 Wuhan students poured into a stadium for their graduation ceremony sans masks or social distancing, even as the rest of Asia grapples with COVID lockdowns

More than 11,000 students and 3,000 proud parents turned up unmasked at a stadium in Wuhan, China, for a graduation ceremony. Stringer/Reuters China Thousands of students and their parents attended a graduation ceremony at a stadium in Wuhan, China. The grads in the coronavirus pandemic’s first epicenter weren’t wearing masks or social distancing. This is because China has reported fewer than 20 cases a day across its 23 provinces. Visit Insider’s homepage for more stories. For several thousand… Source link

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‘The federal government is making profits off the backs of our students’

As lawmakers and advocacy groups continue to push for $50,000 in student debt cancellation, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer expressed shock over the interest rates that borrowers are being charged by the government. “The federal government is charging our students and those who have student debt 7% interest,” Schumer (D-NY) said during a press conference organized by Student Debt Crisis, an advocacy group. “You know, I’m from Brooklyn, I’d use a curse word before that 7% … can you… Source link

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LSU banned Les Miles from being alone with female students after 2013 sexual harassment investigation

Current Kansas coach Les Miles was banned from being alone with female students while he was the coach at LSU following allegations of inappropriate behavior. LSU released a 2013 internal investigation into the coach’s behavior after USA Today sued to make it public. Its release comes after the investigation’s existence became known in late February. Per USA Today’s summation of the report, Miles was issued a letter of reprimand for his behavior in addition to being ordered to not be alone… Source link

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How the pandemic drove college students and professors into ‘Zoom University’

Almost eight months into the coronavirus pandemic, Zoom has emerged as a staple of online learning among colleges across the country, with more than 700 colleges and universities now using the video communications platform. The San Jose-based company, which is Yahoo Finance’s Company of the Year, was in some ways prepared the unprecedented shift from on-campus to online learning. “Universities and the higher education space were some of the earliest adopters of Zoom,” the company’s… Source link

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Google Just Gave 1,000 Free Laptops to CPS Students

Image: Google In honor of Computer Science Education Week, Google just donated 1,000 free computers to Chicago Public Schools students.  CPS was the only district to receive Google’s gift, and the laptops will go to remote learners enrolled in six schools on Chicago’s South and West Sides, according to the Chicago Sun-Times. While the technology giant did not elaborate on why it chose to gift the laptops to the third-largest school district in the U.S., CPS was the first school… Source link

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Google gives 1,000 computers to CPS students on South, West sides

Millions of youth nationwide Monday embark on Computer Science Education Week — with its “Hour of Code” shared by 1 billion young students globally. Left behind will be many Chicago Public Schools students learning from home during a pandemic shining a harsh spotlight on the digital divide. “I was going to ask my school for a small budget to send some kind of electronics kits home to my students, just so they’d have something to do, because our kids don’t have access to… Source link

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