How to Prepare for the End of COVID Student Loan Forbearance

Since March 2020, student loan borrowers have been given a break from paying their federal student loan payments. When the COVID-19 pandemic hit the U.S., the government passed the CARES Act, a federal stimulus package designed to bolster the economy. It gave student borrowers financial relief by placing their payments in forbearance and slashing interest rates to 0 percent. That pause on payments has been extended several times, most recently in late December 2021 with student loan forbearance now scheduled to end on May 1, 2022. That gives borrowers time to…

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HPTET 2021 result declared: How to check scorecard and what’s next

Results for the Himachal Pradesh Board of School Education were declared on January 6, 2022. Candidates can check their results on the official website — hpbose.org. The exam was conducted on November 13, 14, 21, and 28, 2021, across the state. Candidates who appeared for the test can check their results by filling in application number or roll number mentioned on their respective HP TET application form 2021. The candidates who have scored a minimum of 60 per cent marks are considered to be HP TET qualified. HP TET 2021…

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In a graphic: How Goa’s politics could take a turn because of five new politicians

Since joining the Trinamool Congress (TMC) on October 29, tennis icon Leander Paes has become the party’s face in Goa, doing rounds of the state and meeting with citizens across the social spectrum. In these meetings, he frequently highlights his Goan roots, insisting he is a son-of-the-soil who might have been away from the state, but not from its culture. His father, Vece Paes, is from Assolna in Velim constituency, a Congress bastion till 2017. Paes has been focusing on the issues like unemployment, women’s safety and mining. He has…

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Stay Home, Stay Safe: How You Can Learn About A School and Its Culture Virtually

Last week, we welcomed an incredible class for our first in-person MBA1 Orientation in two years. It was energizing to see students in real life again. In our most competitive application season on record, the Class of 2023 topped Michigan Ross records for the number of women, underrepresented minorities, countries, GMAT, GRE, and GPA.  One of the questions we have been hearing frequently from prospective students is about our visitor policy. For health, safety, and equity reasons, our recruiting events will be 100% virtual once again. We were able to host more…

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How EdTech Is Bringing Learning to Life in the Classroom

After spending a few days in sunny Florida at FETC, we left inspired not only by the weather, but by all the exciting edtech options that were discussed in sessions and by our conversations with energetic educators using technology in their classrooms around the country. As edtech is increasingly integrated into K–5 classrooms with interactive whiteboards, online assessments, social media, personalized learning, and more, we’re excited about all the opportunities this presents to educators and students. From attending various sessions at FETC, we learned how educators are using technology to…

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How,Strong,Is,The,Indian,Education,Imparted,All,Over,The,Country?

A lot has been said about our Education system in the past… It continues to be a point of debate amongst the learned as to how effective is our education system. While most of us continue to argue, there have been several changes made to the curriculum followed in schools all over the country. We can distribute the education system in several parts i.e. Primary, Secondary, Higher Secondary and College. A Boost to your Confidence The Education system followed in schools has seen many changes in the recent past where…

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HOW TO GET STUDENTS ENGAGING WITH EACH OTHER IN ONLINE OR BLENDED CLASSES

Cultivating an engaging environment can be a challenge when teaching online. Having the interaction occur among students, instead of solely with the professor, can be even more difficult. Make it Easy for Students to Interact It can be a delicate balance to try to not overwhelm students by the quantity of educational technology we use in a class, while still keeping things interesting through the element of surprise. The easier a tool is to use, the more likely students will feel comfortable engaging with each other. As an example of…

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Here’s how students can ease their education loan worries

Bainab Ganguly, 23, took an education loan to ensure financial stress doesn’t come in the way of building a career. But the covid-19 pandemic has upset his plans. “I am pursuing masters in advertising and public relations from a college in Mumbai while working for an ad agency. Due to covid-19, the final exams have been cancelled,” said Ganguly, who returned to his home town in Kolkata as he is working from home and his classes got over. He was hoping to get into a high-paying job after finishing the course. Now, the course completion will…

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SBI announces recruitment of Specialist Cadre Officers for 477 posts: Check how to apply, fee, other exam details

SBI Recruitment 2019-20: State Bank of India (SBI) has released SBI Recruitment official notification 2019 on its website for the recruitment of both fresher and experienced candidates on September 6, 2019. SBI has invited applications for the post of Specialist Cadre Officer (SO) and announced a total of 477 vacancies for the same. As per the notification, the online registration window for the interested candidates will be open till September 25. SBI Recruitment 2019: How to apply for SBI Bank Specialist Cadre Officer (SCO) Step 1. Visit the official website, sbi.co.in Step…

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How do distance learners connect?

Researchers from the College of Information Sciences and Technology found that creating computer-supported collaborative learning environments could help online learners build community and increase the likelihood that they would remain in their academic program. Credit: Adobe Stock: rocketclips In a typical college classroom, social connections are formed through face-to-face interactions. Through informal chats before and after class, group project meetings, and other exchanges, students are able to build community with their classmates and peers that often enrich their academic experience. But how do distance learners connect? In a recent study,…

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