The cost of federal student loans will soon be pricier. The bump was higher than expected this year, said Mark Kantrowitz, a student loan expert. "How investors feel about the economy has an impact on what the rates are, and there's a lot of chaos going on," Kantrowitz said, pointing to talk of tariffs and President Donald Trump's announcement that the U.S. is pulling out of the Iran nuclear deal.
A congressional hearing on free speech and political correctness on campus turns both philosophical and confrontational.
Ameresco, Inc. (AMRC), a leading energy efficiency and renewable energy company and the Portland Public Schools, today announced that the District has partnered with Ameresco for a $2.1 million, turnkey project under an Energy Savings Performance Contract (ESPC) to provide energy efficiency and infrastructure upgrades to five schools. Energy efficiency upgrades will include interior, exterior, and parking lot lighting improvements at Markham Elementary School, Jackson Middle School, Jefferson High School, and Ockley Green Middle School.
By the time college graduates reach age 30, those without student loans are expected to have double the amount saved for retirement as those with them. Here are some strategies for retirement saving, despite your education debt. When it came to saving for retirement, Mary Koster was killing it.
An influential Harvard economics professor is under investigation by the university and the state of Massachusetts for allegations of creating a hostile work environment through “sexually inappropriate” comments. A report in the Harvard Crimson said the investigation into Roland Fryer, who founded the university's Education Innovation Labs (EdLabs), is based on at least one complaint under Title IX, which forbids sex-based discrimination in education; two people claim to have filed such complaints with the university. According to the Crimson, Fryer has not been allowed to enter the research lab he runs since March. Fryer is one of the most prominent economics researchers working today, conducting
Discover Financial Services and Northern Illinois University are announcing the launch of an exciting program that will provide tech-savvy students with opportunities right in the heart of the university’s campus to help research and develop new technologies for the company. The initiative, dubbed the Discover Campus Innovator Program, will kick off this coming fall in a newly renovated, 5,900-square-foot area of “71 North,” the university’s collaborative space for innovation centrally located on campus in the bottom level of Founders Memorial Library. Discover and NIU have entered into an agreement, whereby the company will lease and renovate the space.
Strayer University, a national leader in innovative educational programs for working adults, is partnering with musician, actress, producer, and entrepreneur Queen Latifah to provide students with inspirational support and to help Strayer create and produce confidence-building coursework. Queen Latifah will be featured in educational and motivational programming that builds on Strayer’s commitment to provide students with the skills, habits, and mindsets needed to succeed in the real world. As part of her partnership with Strayer, Queen Latifah will be featured in an 11-week online course that focuses on building two essential traits for success in any industry: confidence and perseverance.
You can learn an important lesson about artificial intelligence from the GIF above. Paul Curzon thinks you should. The professor of computer science at Queen Mary, University of London says that Silicon Valley has become so good at making technology invisible and “just work” as Steve Jobs used to quip, that it can seem like magic.
Students from 14 different universities lobbied California's state Assembly on Monday to pass a bill that would force all public universities provide medical abortion services. State Sen. Connie Leyva introduced the bill, SB 320, last year that would require all health centers within the University of California and California State University systems to provide medication abortion by 2022. Medication abortions involve two drugs that women can take to terminate a pregnancy less than 10 weeks long, NPR reported. The measure was inspired by a UC Berkeley student effort in 2016 when a student government passed a resolution urging the school's health center to provide medical abortion services. Adiba
Preparation is already the norm. Two-thirds of American school districts conduct "active shooter" drills. Most of America's students know exactly what to do: Move to designated safe spaces, lock doors, turn off lights, silence phones, hide in closets, make the space appear empty. Then, when instructed, evacuate single-file, hands over head. Santa Fe High School had such drills, as well as armed officers and security cameras. Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., had drills too. "I don't think we could have been more prepared," one Stoneman Douglas teacher said.