Trump Administration Considers Moving Student Loans from Education Department to Treasury

The Trump administration is considering moving responsibility for overseeing more than $1 trillion in student debt from the Education Department to the Treasury Department, a switch that would radically change the system that helps 43 million students finance higher education. The potential change surfaced in a scathing resignation memo sent late Tuesday night by James Runcie, the head of the Education Department’s federal student aid program. Mr. Runcie, an Obama-era holdover, was appointed in 2011 and reappointed in 2015. He cut short his term, which was slated to run until…

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In this week’s Tes Further: Why distance learning needs to adapt to survive

lso: Institutes of Technology – just another Fake Policy? (click on the pictures to be taken to the stories) Rethinking distance learning In today’s Tes Further, Steve Nash, director of marketing and E-commerce at the Open Study College, writes that distance learning has got to fight to improve a reputation which has been “blackened” by rogue providers not delivering on promises. Nash’s college has recently undertaken a major “360-degree” review of what it was doing well, and the areas where it could improve – and he recommends that others do the same. “The only…

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RBI to release assistant recruitment In 2017

India’s central bank Reserve Bank of India (RBI) is set to make public its Notification for Assistant Recruitment 2017 in the month of October or November. The Assistant Recruitment is a program whereby the Bank hires eligible candidates (who clear the exams) for various assistant posts.  The online submission of the form will begin in the aforementioned month with the exam happening in December 2017. The exam conducted by the Bank under IBPS (Institute of Banking Personnel Selection) has two levels: Preliminary (1 hr) and Main (2 hrs). The total…

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Richard Sherman Gives College Scholarship to HS Student After Improved Grades

Marcio Jose Sanchez/Associated Press Seattle Seahawks star Richard Sherman believes good grades are important, and he put his money where his mouth is for one student. According to Wes McElroy of the Richmond Times-Dispatch, the All-Pro cornerback promised to personally fund a scholarship for Hershai James of Varina High School in Virginia on the condition she became an honor roll student as a senior. When James held up her end of the bargain, so did Sherman. “It goes back to knowledge is power and if you have knowledge you’re going…

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RBI to release assistant recruitment In 2017

Reserve Bank of India India’s central bank Reserve Bank of India (RBI) is set to make public its Notification for Assistant Recruitment 2017 in the month of October or November. The Assistant Recruitment is a program whereby the Bank hires eligible candidates (who clear the exams) for various assistant posts.  The online submission of the form will begin in the aforementioned month with the exam happening in December 2017. The exam conducted by the Bank under IBPS (Institute of Banking Personnel Selection) has two levels: Preliminary (1 hr) and Main…

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Are Online Classes for Everyone?

When I was given the opportunity to take ECON 201 as an online course for the Spring 2017 semester, I seized it right away, even though I had never taken an online class through NJIT before and had no real idea of what to expect. The discussion surrounding the effectiveness of online courses was enough to make me feel comfortable registering for the class, despite my slight reservations. This scenario is not uncommon, as over the past decade online classes, also known as “distance learning” courses, have developed a strong…

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Pupils at London school asked to clean their classroom as cuts bite

A cash-strapped primary school is asking pupils to vacuum classrooms at the end of the day because it cannot afford to replace the cleaner, while the headteacher’s husband is doing the plumbing for free. In a stark example of how the government’s funding cuts are hitting schools across the country, Furzedown primary school, in the London borough of Wandsworth, has been forced to make cutbacks to try to balance the books. It is one of thousands of schools struggling to make ends meet during the funding crisis. Thousands of parents,…

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USDA Offers Distance Learning, Telemedicine Grant Opportunities

May 25, 2017 02:15 pm News Staff – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently announced a call for applications(www.rd.usda.gov) for parties interested in receiving rural telemedicine or distance learning grants. The competitive grants, to be awarded in fiscal year 2017, are made available through the Rural Utilities Service Distance Learning and Telemedicine (DLT) Grant Program,(www.rd.usda.gov) which provides funds to improve telemedicine and distance learning services in rural areas. The USDA posted an announcement about the available grants in the May 16 Federal Register.(www.gpo.gov) According to that announcement, eligible applicants…

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Reaching For the Skies: A Career in Air Force

April Edition, Career, NET Bureau No land battle can succeed without a strong and well-prepared Air Force. Whether it is to defend one’s own forces and vulnerable areas or to carry the war into enemy territory, the Air Force is indispensable for the country’s defence. For all those nurturing their childhood dream of being a fighter pilot or an officer, the Indian Air Force (IAF) offers some excellent career opportunities. The Flying Branch is the prime branch of the Air Force. As an officer of the Flying Branch, you may…

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USDA Offers Distance Learning, Telemedicine Grant Opportunities

May 25, 2017 02:15 pm News Staff – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently announced a call for applications(www.rd.usda.gov) for parties interested in receiving rural telemedicine or distance learning grants. The competitive grants, to be awarded in fiscal year 2017, are made available through the Rural Utilities Service Distance Learning and Telemedicine (DLT) Grant Program,(www.rd.usda.gov) which provides funds to improve telemedicine and distance learning services in rural areas. The USDA posted an announcement about the available grants in the May 16 Federal Register.(www.gpo.gov) According to that announcement, eligible applicants…

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