Why Betsy DeVos Will Rewrite These Student Loan Forgiveness Rules

Why Betsy DeVos Will Rewrite These Student Loan Forgiveness Rules

The Trump administration announced Wednesday that it will rewrite two Obama-era rules intended to protect student loan borrowers. The U.S. Department of Education said new committees will be formed to rewrite rules for Borrower Defense To Repaying and Gainful Employment. Here’s what you need to know. What Is Borrower Defense To Repaying? Borrower Defense To Repaying allows students to have their federal student loans forgiven if a school employed illegal or deceptive practices to encourage the students to borrow debt to attend the school. This rule was scheduled to become…

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Just How Important Is A College Education These Days?

Just How Important Is A College Education These Days?

As a college student myself, I constantly find myself wondering if I am wasting my energy and time almost every day. Falling into debt by the tens of thousands, and losing sleep almost every night is a big price to pay for a degree that may or may not make a huge difference. It’s no secret that a college education is outrageously expensive at most four year schools, and many graduates struggle to keep their heads above water given the low entry level wages. Many more people are choosing not…

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Just How Important Is A College Education These Days?

Just How Important Is A College Education These Days?

As a college student myself, I constantly find myself wondering if I am wasting my energy and time almost every day. Falling into debt by the tens of thousands, and losing sleep almost every night is a big price to pay for a degree that may or may not make a huge difference. It’s no secret that a college education is outrageously expensive at most four year schools, and many graduates struggle to keep their heads above water given the low entry level wages. Many more people are choosing not…

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How these students from 49 remote village schools are learning in state-of-the-art digital classrooms

How these students from 49 remote village schools are learning in state-of-the-art digital classrooms

The Indian government has achieved significantly in strengthening the rates of children’s enrollment to school. But, the real problem is in their learning outcomes. 85 percent of the 1.3 million schools in the country are in rural hinterlands, causing an acute shortage of good quality teachers, as well as a failure to create a confluence of cultures and exposure from the outside world, for the student. As of 2011, eVidyaloka is that nexus. A service-delivery model that aggregates passionate people across the world as volunteer teachers, eVidyaloka orchestrates sessions and lectures…

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Are these the world’s coolest offices?

Are these the world’s coolest offices?

Imagine going on your lunch break – but instead of just hitting the work canteen, you wander through plants, streams and even a few treehouses. This isn’t some vision of a utopian work future, it’s the reality for Amazon’s employees who work for the company in Seattle. The treehouse meeting areas are among many features (including plants, suspension bridges and indoor streams) of the new buildings, which will be laid out across three transparent, conjoined structures that the company calls spheres. The sites will act as hi-tech greenhouses for employees…

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These Hands-On Classes Teach You HTML, CSS, Online Privacy, and More

These Hands-On Classes Teach You HTML, CSS, Online Privacy, and More

If you’re looking to learn HTML, CSS, or JavaScript, why online privacy is so important, how Creative Commons works, or the basics of good password and security hygiene, these great online workshops from the Mozilla Foundation (that’s right, the folks behind Firefox) are perfect for teaching you or someone you know. The classes run the gamut from programming-focused ones to more informative, web literacy courses. Their interactive “CSS Story Cards,” which will get you familiar with and building an interactive story using HTML and CSS, as well as their “Erase…

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