‘Major leak’ in Tarboro water system closes five Edgecombe County schools

‘Major leak’ in Tarboro water system closes five Edgecombe County schools

TARBORO, N.C. — Edgecombe County Public Schools closed five schools Friday after a “major leak” in the Town of Tarboro’s water system. The district announced the closures in a post on its Facebook page. The schools are Martin Millennium Academy, Pattillo Middle School, Princeville Elementary, Stocks Elementary and Tarboro High School. The district said the day will be an optional work day for staff at the closed schools, but all other schools in the district will hold class as usual. Due to continued issues because of a major leak in the…

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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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Education Dept. Keeps Obama Plan to Streamline Loan System

Education Dept. Keeps Obama Plan to Streamline Loan System

Under plans being considered by the Education Department, students at colleges and universities such as Columbia University in New York will see changes to how their federal student loans are managed.CreditKarsten Moran for The New York Times The Education Department on Friday took up an Obama-era plan to streamline federal student loan servicing by moving to a new, single platform for managing the loans of 43 million borrowers. The department had indicated it might jettison the previous administration’s initiative, which was intended to simplify a system that consumer advocates have…

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Recruitment experts call for ‘agile’ immigration system

Recruitment experts call for ‘agile’ immigration system

The future immigration system must be agile enough to adapt to evolving labour market needs, recruitment experts have warned. The latest Markit Report on Jobs for Scotland found sharp rises in permanent and temporary job placements in April. Growth in temporary staff demand was also at its highest in nearly a decade. However, recruiters said success was threatened by declining candidate availability as employers struggled to bring in the skills they need. The Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) said whichever party formed a government after the general election on 8…

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School admissions: is a lottery a fairer system?

School admissions: is a lottery a fairer system?

  The annual secondary school offer day is behind us now. Thousands of parents and pupils across the country will be breathing a huge sigh of relief to have got a place at their first or second choice school for September. Or they may be like Anoushka Visvalingam, in one of a significant minority of families who failed to get any of their preferred options and are waiting anxiously to see if that will change in the next few months. The vexed issue of how to guarantee all parents a…

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Learning Management System Market is Expected to Reach $19.05 bn by 2022

Learning Management System Market is Expected to Reach $19.05 bn by 2022

Zion Market Research has published a new report titled “Learning Management System Market (Distance Learning, Instructor-Led Trainings, and Others) for Performance Management, Content Management, Communication & Collaboration and Others Applications: Global Industry Perspective, Comprehensive Analysis and Forecast,2016-2022”. According to the report, global learning management system market was valued at around USD 5.19 billion in 2016 and is expected to reach approximately USD 19.05 billion in 2022, growing at a CAGR of slightly above 24% between 2017 and 2022. Learning management systems (LMS) is a software application used for planning, managing,…

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U.S. Department of Education Announces Requirements for New Federal Loan Servicing System

U.S. Department of Education Announces Requirements for New Federal Loan Servicing System

The U.S. Department of Education today announced an important step forward in the Obama Administration’s efforts to strengthen the student loan servicing experience for borrowers. Federal Student Aid issued the next phase of its procurement to acquire a single servicing platform to support the management of loan repayment for the more than 30 million Americans with student loan debt serviced by the Department of Education. The solicitation details the specific requirements the selected contractor must fulfill when developing the servicing platform. “Borrowers deserve access to the right information from their…

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University system looks to boost online classes

University system looks to boost online classes

The Florida university system has set an ambitious goal of having the equivalent of 40 percent of its full-time undergraduate students taking online classes by 2025. That would more than double the usage of online classes from the 2013-14 academic year, under a goal set by the system’s Board of Governors. A key factor in that transition will be cost, with the idea that students may have an incentive to shift to online classes if they receive breaks on tuition or fees. A new report discussed by the Board of…

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