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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Why Take Online Courses Over the Summer

Why Take Online Courses Over the Summer

After all the exams, essays, class projects, and lectures, the last thing you want to be concerned with is taking a class over the summer. Seriously! Summer is for sunny weather, sandy beaches, top-down car drives, and rocked out concerts. But before you leave all the summer classes to the nerds and bookworms, think again. Free time is always in high demand but giving up a few minutes each day over the summercould translate into being ahead of the class when the fall semester rolls in. When I was an…

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Why I Feel It Is Important To Focus On Building A Career, Rather Than Searching For The Perfect Companion

Why I Feel It Is Important To Focus On Building A Career, Rather Than Searching For The Perfect Companion

  The legendary Lady Gaga once said, “Some women choose to follow men and some women choose to follow their dreams. If you’re wondering which way to go, remember that your career will never wake up and tell you that it doesn’t love you anymore”. My thoughts are on the same line. Don’t get me wrong. I am not saying that searching for a partner is foolish, but doing that at the expense of your career (especially if you are young or the decision is not yours) might not be…

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In this week’s Tes Further: Why distance learning needs to adapt to survive

In this week’s Tes Further: Why distance learning needs to adapt to survive

Rethinking distance learning In today’s Tes Further, Steve Nash, director of marketing and E-commerce at the Open Study College, writes that distance learning has got to fight to improve a reputation which has been “blackened” by rogue providers not delivering on promises. Nash’s college has recently undertaken a major “360-degree” review of what it was doing well, and the areas where it could improve – and he recommends that others do the same. “The only way distance learning colleges can overcome these challenges is to meet them head on,” Nash writes, “which means making…

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In this week’s Tes Further: Why distance learning needs to adapt to survive

In this week’s Tes Further: Why distance learning needs to adapt to survive

lso: Institutes of Technology – just another Fake Policy? (click on the pictures to be taken to the stories) Rethinking distance learning In today’s Tes Further, Steve Nash, director of marketing and E-commerce at the Open Study College, writes that distance learning has got to fight to improve a reputation which has been “blackened” by rogue providers not delivering on promises. Nash’s college has recently undertaken a major “360-degree” review of what it was doing well, and the areas where it could improve – and he recommends that others do the same. “The only…

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Why It’s A Great Idea To Change Careers When You Are 40

Why It’s A Great Idea To Change Careers When You Are 40

When I reached my mid-50s I decided to make a radical career change. I’d spent 25 years in industry in a series of increasingly senior HR roles with high profile companies and I had no real reason to abandon a career that was developing very well. No real reason, that is, except one, crucial one. I wanted something different. Much to the surprise of my friends and colleagues, instead of being a senior executive in an international company, I decided to become a teacher. It could, as many of them…

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Why many schools prefer BMTC service

Why many schools prefer BMTC service

Wednesday’s crackdown by the Transport Department comes barely days after a Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC) bus caught fire while ferrying schoolchildren on a picnic. The RTO’s allegation that safety guidelines were not being followed puts the focus on BMTC buses being used to transport students. This is not the first time RTO has undertaken such an exercise. Last year, 10 BMTC buses were stopped and seized temporarily when officials said they had discovered safety violations. These buses were also on contract with a popular private school in the city….

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British people don’t want religious school selection – so why is the Government pushing ahead with it?

British people don’t want religious school selection – so why is the Government pushing ahead with it?

“My son, who is now five, has missed out on a placement at all the schools in our catchment area. I am a single working mum and am struggling to cope getting him to a school miles away. It is affecting my job as we need to use public transport and three bus journeys to get him to school, which means I am often late for work. Over the last year he has slipped further and further down the waiting list and I am now very desperate for help.” This…

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Why Millennials Already Have Career Regrets

Why Millennials Already Have Career Regrets

There was a little-known third cofounder of Apple named Ronald Wayne. Two weeks after Apple was incorporated in 1976, Wayne left and sold his 10% stake in the company for $800. Now 84, Wayne lives off his social security check outside Las Vegas. Today, his shares would be worth $63 billion. This is a millennial nightmare. In the age of online businesses, booming tech and an unpredictable economy, millennials live with prospective regret. We wonder if chose the right course, or if we should instead try one more of another…

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Teach, Stream, Be Acquired: Why Online Education Investors Are Hot for Teacher

Teach, Stream, Be Acquired: Why Online Education Investors Are Hot for Teacher

Aside from quitting smoking, losing weight and managing stress, USA.gov reports that Americans are looking to expand their educations in 2015. The College Board — yes, the same folks behind the dreaded SAT exam all college-bound high school students must take with a No. 2 pencil — estimates the average costs of tuition and fees for a private college in 2013-14 topped $30,000. As college fees become prohibitively pricey for some would-be learners, a revolutionary solution has emerged. Popular video sharing sites like YouTube offer video-based lessons on everything from…

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