Will my child be forced to switch schools? What parents need to know about N.J. desegregation suit

Will my child be forced to switch schools? What parents need to know about N.J. desegregation suit

The statistics are undeniable. Across New Jersey, hundreds of thousands of black and Hispanic students attend schools that are almost entirely non-white. The question is whether the state should step in to do something about it. A lawsuit filed earlier this month accuses the state of being complicit in allowing one of the most segregated school systems in America and calls for a comprehensive desegregation plan. The legal challenge, filed by a coalition of civil rights groups, has spurred questions about what segregation really means and what changes could be in store for students if the…

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Don’t know the graduate next to you? You’re not alone. One-third of students take at least one class online.

Don’t know the graduate next to you? You’re not alone. One-third of students take at least one class online.

Two decades ago, when I was a student in a part-time master’s degree program at Johns Hopkins University, I would hurry from my office twice a week to make class, hoping like many of my classmates for a few minutes to grab coffee and a bite to eat before settling in for the 2 1/2-hour seminars. Next week, when I address the graduating class of the same school, most of them will probably be meeting face-to-face for the first time at commencement: 70 percent of this year’s graduates earned their master’s…

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Delhi Job Fair 2018: Date, Venue, All You Need To Know

Delhi Job Fair 2018: Date, Venue, All You Need To Know

Delhi Job Fair 2018: The fair begins on February 15 and will continue till February 16. NEW DELHI:  The two-day Delhi Job Fair 2018 begins today at the Thyagraj Stadium in Delhi. More than 15,000 vacancies will be filled through recruitment at the job fair. The job fair is being organised by the Delhi government. The candidates need to register on the Delhi job fair portal and apply for the available vacancies before going to the venue. In last year’s job fair in the capital, 82 companies had participated, 8,200 candidates had received…

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Scholarship opportunity for underprivileged students: Know how to apply

Scholarship opportunity for underprivileged students: Know how to apply

The Nurture Merit cum Means Scholarship 2018 invites applications from students pursuing graduation. It is an initiative to support meritorious graduates, belonging to the underprivileged section of the society. In order to be eligible for the scholarship, students need to go through the below-mentioned procedure: Eligibility criteria Educational qualification: Candidates interested in applying need to posses Bachelor’s degree with 75 per cent and above from a recognised university/institute. Also, interested candidate should have a family income less than Rs 2 lakh per annum from all the sources. Scholarship reward: Each…

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Scholarship opportunity for graduates: All you need to know

Scholarship opportunity for graduates: All you need to know

RELATED STORIES Sanskriti Foundation extends lucrative offer to classical music practitioners with Mani Mann Fellowship Scholarship opportunity for underprivileged students: Know how to apply Kind Circle Meritorious Scholarship 2018: Know how to apply Novus Scholarship Programme to help student further their career in science Mobite Foundation invites applications for Mobite Foundation Post-Graduation Endowment Scholarship 2018 from students who have completed graduation and are willing to pursue post-graduation in any stream in 2018. The key objective of the scholarship is to provide financial support to meritorious postgraduate students. The last date…

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Know about Universities in India and the different types

Know about Universities in India and the different types

The Oxford dictionary defines ‘University’ as a high-level educational institution in which students study for degrees and academic research is done. Etymologically, ‘university’ is derived from the Latin universitas magistrorum et scholarium, which crudely means “community of teachers and scholars.” During medieval times, association of students and teachers with collective legal rights given by princes and statesmen or the towns in which such associations were located came to be known as university. India’s higher education system works at both private and public level universities. Public universities function under the directives issued by the Government of India and the state governments whereas private universities function under…

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Online Classes for K-12 Students: 10 Research Reports You Need to Know

Online Classes for K-12 Students: 10 Research Reports You Need to Know

From Advanced Placement courses offered by state-run virtual schools to credit recovery classes delivered via third-party software, supplemental online education courses have exploded in K-12 education. To help policymakers, administrators, educators, parents, and students make sense of it all, Education Week published an overview explaining the many varieties of online classes now available to K-12 students. It’s part of our new special report on the state of classroom technology, which you can read here. For those who want to dig deeper, here are the reports and research studies that have…

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Navient lawsuit: What student loan borrowers need to know

Navient lawsuit: What student loan borrowers need to know

Navient Corp., the nation’s largest student loan servicer, is facing three lawsuits alleging that it harmed student loan borrowers throughout the repayment process. The U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and the Illinois and Washington attorneys general sued Navient in January. Among other things, the CFPB alleges that since at least January 2010, Navient misallocated payments, steered struggling borrowers toward multiple forbearances instead of income-driven repayment plans, and provided unclear information about how to re-enroll in income-driven repayment plans and how to qualify for a co-signer release. The CFPB is asking…

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Model Education Loans, Credit Guarantee Fund Scheme: Know Details Here

Model Education Loans, Credit Guarantee Fund Scheme: Know Details Here

NEW DELHI:  As per Indian Banks’ Association (IBA) Model Scheme, approved courses leading to graduate/ post graduate degree and P G Diploma conducted by Colleges/ Universities recognized by the University Grants Commission, the All India Council for Technical Education, the Indian Council of Medical Research, etc. are eligible for education loan. Model education loan scheme covers recognized non professional courses. Complaints regarding educational loans, as and when received by the Government, are taken up with banks concerned for corrective action. As informed by Public Sector Banks, during 2016-17 (upto December,…

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UPSC Civil Services: Here’s everything you need to know about The Interview

UPSC Civil Services: Here’s everything you need to know about The Interview

The personality test, which is the final gateway to the so-called corridors of power – to the foreign, civil, police and other services, is perceived as the proverbial X-factor in the success story of a candidate. The Civil Services examination, conducted by the Union Public Service Commission, is one of the most arduous and keenest competitions in India, involving over five lakh aspirants vying for a mere 800-1000 seats. Spread over a period of nearly a year, the preliminary, main examinations and the interview (personality test) represent the three phases…

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