Defaulting on education loan? Here are the ways to prevent it

Here are some of the measures to help you prevent a default on the loan Along with medical costs, the education cost in India has been on the rise over the years, both for secondary education and higher education. People generally take a loan to finance it. However, maintaining a loan is not always easy. For instance, similar to other types of loans, defaulting on an education loan ruins your credit score. The credit score effect is not only limited to the student, but even the parent or guarantor, who…

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These Sacramento-area schools are low performers. Here’s why state kept list’s release low-key

More than 50 schools in the Sacramento region landed on the California Department of Education’s list of the state’s 781 poorest performing schools – published quietly last week for the first time in four years. States have to report the lowest-performing 5 percent of schools under federal law so that they can receive additional aid. But since the 2002 No Child Left Behind Act was replaced in 2015, local districts have a lot more control over how they use those funds to remedy low performance. Parents are no longer notified that…

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Women leaders are still missing at top institutes

The Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) got their third woman director this year but the country’s broader higher education space is overwhelmingly male when it comes to top jobs. Only 63 out of a total of 1,008 institutes including central, state, private, deemed universities and institutes of national importance have women at the helm, according to the Gender Diversity and Female Leadership in Indian Higher Education report by higher education-focused management consulting firm EduShine Advisors. The percentage of women academic leadershas dropped to 6.25% from 6.67% (54 women out of 810…

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A new study says an overwhelming majority of millennials want to be homeowners, but student loans are holding them back

For many millennials, the idea of homeownership is still a big picture dream, with a new study saying 89 percent plan to purchase a home in the future — but simply can’t because of student debt. According to a recent study released by Apartment List, 6,400 millennial renters nationwide were surveyed in regards to their plan for owning a home. Despite the majority of young people wanting to migrate away from renting, 48 percent have nothing saved for a down payment. One of the leading reasons, according to Apartment List,…

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4 online learning platforms that are offering discounted courses and memberships for Black Friday

The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you’ll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships so we may get a share of the revenue from your purchase. Learn something new this Black Friday with deals on e-learning courses. Shutterstock Black Friday is notorious for deep sales on big-ticket items like mattresses and tech, and big-box retailers slashing prices across all categories. While there are some pretty great deals on products, some of the best deals out there aren’t on physical products at all. E-learning platforms are becoming increasingly popular…

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Finally, varsities are addressing some of the hurdles to distance education

Being a distance education student in India, particularly with a government-run university, is not as easy as it should be. Communication is sporadic; multiple campus visits are required; admission dates, exam schedules and results can be shrouded in mystery, confusion and delays. In the absence of something as simple as a WhatsApp group, students are forced to depend on informal networks of their own. “We talk to each other on the phone regularly and compare notes on things like study material, results and admissions dates,” says Nilesh Samant, 23, a…

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How schools are failing working parents — and how some are helping

how schools fail working parents (Lidan Chen/for The Washington Post) I had gritted my teeth through most of the school-related demands at odds with my working mom life. The midmorning concerts and late-afternoon ­parent-teacher conferences. The mandatory “volunteer” slots at after-school drama club rehearsals. The half days that, for some reason, preceded every school vacation. The final straw came when a new after-school program didn’t have space for my son. I vented on Facebook and quickly learned I wasn’t alone. I heard from fellow working parents who had plenty of…

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The Guardian view on mobile phones: schools are better without them

 ‘Some games are so overwhelmingly attractive when they first appear that unhappy children can be entirely swept away in them.’ Photograph: Alamy When a minister in this government stumbles on a policy that is both popular and good, it’s newsworthy. Matt Hancock, the digital minister, has suggested that schools ban the use of mobile phones by their pupils. Amanda Spielman, the head of Ofsted, agrees. In France, the Macron government has put forward legislation that will ban the use of phones in all primary and middle schools. This removes the matter from the…

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Students Are Going Crazy Over The Online MBA From Edinburgh Business School—Here’s Why

©Beer5020—Edinburgh’s Online MBA students get the benefits of a full-time MBA, wherever they are Studying an MBA online doesn’t always mean full flexibility. Even distance-learning courses often have strict schedules, which are not always convenient for busy professionals who can’t afford prolonged absences from their families and jobs. Edinburgh Business School has a totally different approach. The Online MBA at Edinburgh Business School—the Graduate School of Business of Heriot-Watt University—is based on a unique way of learning, whereby students can choose which subjects they study and when. They can begin, defer…

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Here are 5 signs of a career burnout

Workers around the world, at some point or the other, feel burnt out by their current job.  While depression is a diagnosable disorder, managed by medication and treatment, career burnout can contribute to low mental health that often goes undiagnosed. (Photo: Pixabay) While many may argue that stress is just one of the hazards of having a job in the modern world, according to research conducted by Career Builder in 2017, 61 per cent of American workers reportedly feeling ‘burnt out’ by their current job, and over a third have…

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