For-profit colleges under scrutiny as students default on loans

For-profit colleges under scrutiny as students default on loans

U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos recently rolled back several Obama-era initiatives that would increase protections for student loan borrowers and curtail loan servicer misconduct. The initiatives were the result of three memos issued by the Obama administration to reform debt repayment. They involved creating a single platform system for loan repayment and banning collection fees for defaulted borrowers. DeVos rescinded the memos on April 11, explaining that the reform process “has been subjected to a myriad of moving deadlines, changing requirements and a lack of consistent objectives.” In response, 22…

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How to choose the best place to live for your career

How to choose the best place to live for your career

Richard Florida is the author of “The New Urban Crisis: How Our Cities Are Increasing Inequality, Deepening Segregation, and Failing the Middle Class—and What We Can Do About It.” Here, the urbanist explains how to choose the best place to live for your career. Whether you’re fresh out of college or you’ve just had your first child, Florida has an idea of where you should be looking to live. Following is a transcript of the video. It’s not enough to get a great degree anymore. You really have to go to a…

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International Distance Learning Association Recognizes WGU for Excellence in Distance Education

International Distance Learning Association Recognizes WGU for Excellence in Distance Education

Salt Lake City—For the seventh time, the United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA) has honored Western Governors University (WGU) with a 21st Century Distance Learning Award for its leadership in distance education at its 2017 Conference in Indianapolis, Indiana. “As a premier organization for the entire distance learning profession, we are honoring WGU as a leader in the industry,” said Dr. John G. Flores, Executive Director of USDLA.”WGU has raised the bar of excellence and we are truly honored by WGU’s contributions within all distance learning constituencies.” The USDLA Awards…

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UP govt to set up selection board for primary teachers’ recruitment

UP govt to set up selection board for primary teachers’ recruitment

Uttar Pradesh govt has set the ball rolling to set up a separate board for hiring primary teachers for the first time to ensure transparent recruitment in government jobs in the state. The Yogi Adityanath-led government in Uttar Pradesh has set the ball rolling to set up a separate board for hiring primary teachers for the first time to ensure transparent recruitment in government jobs in the state. The proposed Basic Education Service Selection Board would undertake all recruitments for around 1 lakh primary and around 60,000 upper primary schools…

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Distance learning to reach 50 lakh by 2025, says VC of IGNOU

Distance learning to reach 50 lakh by 2025, says VC of IGNOU

HYDERABAD: Students of open digital learning of Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) would reach to 50 lakh by 2025 from the current 30 lakh students, university vice chancellor Prof Ravindra Kumar said on Friday. The university would add about 100 new courses in the next couple of months to the existing 232 programmes of 60 areas currently being offered by the university. “There is wrong perception among the people that distance learning is an alternative way of learning. But it is a parallel method of conventional learning. The open…

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AIIMS MBBS exam 2017: Download your admit cards

AIIMS MBBS exam 2017: Download your admit cards

Candidates who have applied for the All India Institute of Medical Science’s (AIIMS) MBBS entrance examination can access their admit cards at aiimsexams.org or mbbs.aiimsexams.org. The exams are scheduled for Sunday, May 28, 2017. Candidates can download their cards from the official website of AIIMS. No emails will be sent out to them. Registrations for the exam had closed on February 23, 2017. Candidates can get admitted to MBBS courses in the seven AIIMS in the country, namely New Delhi, Jodhpur, Bhubaneswar, Rishikesh , Patna, Bhopal, and Raipur on the…

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