Betsy DeVos Picked A Student Loan CEO To Run The Student Loan System

Betsy DeVos Picked A Student Loan CEO To Run The Student Loan System

When the Trump administration announced its pick to run the $1.3 trillion federal student loan system on Tuesday, there was one notable thing about the candidate that wasn’t mentioned in the press release: He’s the CEO of a private student loan company. The Education Department’s statement described A. Wayne Johnson as the “Founder, Chairman and former CEO” of a payments technology company called First Performance Corporation. It noted his PhD in education leadership, and Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, citing his dissertation, said he “actually wrote the book on student loan…

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What’s Wrong With Letting Tech Run Our Schools

What’s Wrong With Letting Tech Run Our Schools

. Silicon Valley tech moguls are conducting an enormous experiment on the nation’s children. We should not be so trusting that they’ll get it right. Alphabet Inc. unit Google has taken a big role in public education, offering low-cost laptops and free apps. Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook Inc. is investing heavily in educational technology, largely though the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative. Netflix Inc. head Reed Hastings has been tinkering with expensive and algorithmic ed-tech tools. Encouraging as all this may be, the technologists might be getting ahead of themselves, both politically…

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Kendriya Vidyalayas to extend to government schools best run academic, non-academic practises

Kendriya Vidyalayas to extend to government schools best run academic, non-academic practises

The Kendriya Vidyalayas will now extend some of their best practises to government run school near their area in both academic and non-academic spheres. The Kendriya Vidyalaya schools are run by the Ministry of Human Resource Development. The Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan will enable a platform for these schools to share their best practices as well as to exchange the best resources for ensuring excellence in pursuit of scholastic and co-scholastic activities in school system, so as to play an effective role of a guiding institution, a statement said. The Kendriya Vidyalayas…

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Maha Govt seeks consultation on edu institutes run by IRF

Maha Govt seeks consultation on edu institutes run by IRF

Maharashtra Government will be consulting its law and judiciary department on the future of educational institutions run by the outlawed Islamic Research Foundation (IRF), promoted by controversial Islamic preacher Zakir Naik. IRF Educational Trust of Naik runs the Islamic International School (IIS) at Mazgaon in Mumbai, which also has a branch in Chennai. State Education Minister Vinod Tawde had earlier said that the ban on IRF would not affect the students in the institutions and necessary measures for their rehabilitation would be taken. Sources in the state education department said…

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