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How student loan debt hobbles so many Americans

A new report finds this burden causes millions -- and not just millennials -- to delay buying a house or saving for retirement

News Post: Penny Arcade Scholarship 2015

2 hours agoWeb / Webcomics : Penny Arcade!

Jamie Dillion: Applications for the Penny Arcade Scholarship are now open! Each year Penny Arcade recognizes one student with great potential to impact the game industry in some capacity with a $10,000 academic scholarship. Applicants come from many walks of life and disciplines, but they share the same passion for games and the games community. Show More Summary

Can’t afford to attend audition? Try this…

This is the time of year when young musicians travel around in search of positions… and few of them can afford the fares and accommodation. So a pair of Aspen students have come up with a crowdfunding source. At this stage, it’s open only to string players. Read about it here. Apply for your funding […]

Colleges Where Students Are The Most Engaged In Community Service, According To Princeton Review

4 hours agoNews : Huffington Post

Brandeis University is considered the college where students are the most engaged in community service, according to the latest Princeton Review rankings. Loyola University of Maryland, Boston College and Creighton University, all religiously-affiliated...Show More Summary

Indiana 7-Year-Old Ordered to Sit Alone at Lunch For Not Believing in God

A lawsuit recently filed against a teacher at an elementary school in Indiana alleges that a 7-year-old student was punished after the boy said he did not believe in God.

High-School Chris Pratt Painted a ‘Greek Mural’ at His Friend’s Restaurant

Before Chris Pratt became America's sweetheart, he was just a ruddy-cheeked high-school student at Washington State's Lake Stevens High School. Sure, he was deemed "Class Clown," but he was also a sensitive artiste! The internet dug up this wonderful gem from a 2003 issue of Teen People, when Pratt was starring... More »

Mumps outbreak at University of Illinois leads to call for re-immunization

Dozens of students at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have come down with mumps, prompting health officials to urge students to get re-vaccinated for the disease before returning to campus in late August.


WHEN MORE WOMEN GO TO COLLEGE THAN MEN, IT’S WOMEN RULE, MEN DROOL. But when more women have college debt, it’s Student Loan Debt Is Leaving Women Broke and Vulnerable. But it’s all just so distressing. Bring out the fainting couch! Across the United States, women like Stallings are staring down piles of student debt—bigger […]

Law School Debtor Loses Bankruptcy Decision to Discharge His Debt, But Lessons Learned

The United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh District just ruled that a student loan debtor could not discharge his loans in his consumer bankruptcy case. Lately I've been writing about bankruptcy cases where consumers have been able to discharge substantial amounts of student loan debt. Show More Summary

The US government may be partly to blame for skyrocketing tuition

Federal student loans may be causing college tuition to spike, according to a recent paper from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. Federal student loan limits changed in a few different ways from 2007-2011 that allowed students to borrow more money from the government, the New York Fed paper points out. Show More Summary

Tutor in Newport Beach cheating scandal pleads guilty, goes to jail

The Irvine tutor who helped a group of high-achieving Newport Beach students hack into their teacher's computer to change grades and steal tests pleaded guilty Tuesday and was immediately sentenced to one year in jail and five years probation.

EdTech Is Hot, Except When It's Not: Accelerating Innovation in Market Gaps

Schools are focused more than ever on technology but they have limited choices when it comes to science. NewSchools Venture Fund is looking to change that by funding businesses that ignite K-12 students’ curiosity and facilitate deeper learning in science.

Long Before Patriots Scandal, N.F.L. Was Rocked by High School Ringers

In 1925, four high school students were recruited to fill out a team’s depleted roster, leading to a rout, the sale of a franchise and penalties all around.

Inflation Nation: College Textbook Prices Soar 1000% Since 1977

Wondering why the drop-out rate from college is so high? One reason could be that a stunning 65% of students avoided buying textbooks due to the cost. As NBCNews reports, textbook prices have risen over three times the rate of inflation from January 1977 to June 2015, a 1,041 percent increase - dwarfing the government's official CPI data. Show More Summary

8 college classes that probably never would have been offered a decade ago

College students in the US are starting to peruse their fall course catalogs as the summer comes to an end, and chances are they'll be able to take classes their parents never would have dreamed of when they were in school. C. Edward...Show More Summary

Eating Disorders Significantly More Prevalent Among Transgender People, Study Finds

In a study of college students, transgender respondents were significantly more likely to have been diagnosed with an eating disorder. The post Eating Disorders Significantly More Prevalent Among Transgender People, Study Finds appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Well: Answers About Campus Depression and Suicide Risk Among College Students

7 hours agoHealth : NYTimes: Health

An article about campus pressures, depression and suicide promoted a flurry of questions from readers. New York Times reporter Julie Scelfo offers a selection of questions and answers about the issue.

What Every Young Man Should Know About Student Loans

Back-to-school time is once again right around the corner. Millions of recent high school graduates will be heading off to colleges and universities to fill their minds with knowledge and their bellies with ramen. New students are thinking about a lot of things — what friends they’ll make, what classes they’ll take, and what it’ll […]

Housing Prices Plus Teacher Shortage Equals Bigger Teacher Shortage

When public schools open two weeks from Monday, will there be enough teachers for our students? [ more › ]

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