Trump Administration Considers Moving Student Loans from Education Department to Treasury

Trump Administration Considers Moving Student Loans from Education Department to Treasury

The Trump administration is considering moving responsibility for overseeing more than $1 trillion in student debt from the Education Department to the Treasury Department, a switch that would radically change the system that helps 43 million students finance higher education. The potential change surfaced in a scathing resignation memo sent late Tuesday night by James Runcie, the head of the Education Department’s federal student aid program. Mr. Runcie, an Obama-era holdover, was appointed in 2011 and reappointed in 2015. He cut short his term, which was slated to run until…

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Ofsted considers using social media to monitor schools

Ofsted considers using social media to monitor schools

A school consultancy firm said Ofsted faced the risk of reading fake allegations posted by a disgruntled pupil. Photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA Ofsted has raised the prospect of using Facebook and Twitter posts to analyse how schools are performing. The schools watchdog said it was exploring “the possibility of using near-real-time data and information from social media and other sources to predict and prevent decline in school performance”. The organisation said the frequency and content of social media posts about a particular school could help it decide whether an inspector should…

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