As superintendent in Lubbock, Tex., Karen Garza joined hundreds of volunteers in a door-to-door campaign to persuade students who had dropped out of school to come back to the classroom.
“It really humanizes the dropout issue,” said Garza, for whom the annual event is a cherished memory. “It’s an inspirational experience to meet these young people and talk about their challenges. There’s usually lots of tears shed on that day.”Read full article >>
Pity the 18-year-olds and their parents who are trying to make sense of the student loan market as the May 1 deadline nears for choosing a college.
There are federal Stafford loans, subsidized and unsubsidized. There are federal PLUS loans for parents and graduate students. There are federal Perkins loans. There are private loans.Read full article >>
A tough piece I posted by Bill Ayers about the Atlanta test cheating indictments said the road to the scandal "runs right through the White House." Ayers, a retired professor of education at the University of Illinois at Chicago who may be better known for his radical activism during the 1960s and '70s. (During the 2008 presidential campaign right-wing commentators incorrectly said he had a close relationship with then candidate Barack Obama, whom Ayers supported.)
Higher education leaders are pushing to expand the online market by simplifying the rules colleges must follow to enroll students from around the country.
Under a system based on oversight of brick-and-mortar campuses, colleges generally must obtain authorization from every state where they want to offer online programs. Requirements and fees vary from state to state.Read full article >>