In a letter to lawmakers last month, Kathy Kraninger, director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, said Education Department policies are interfering with the CFBP's efforts to provide oversight of federal student loans. Among the issues is the department's advice to loan-servicing companies not to share information with the CFPB, citing privacy concerns.
Business schools in Canada saw a 7.7% increase in applications in 2018, according to data from the Graduate Management Admission Council. Schools are capitalizing on the trend and are using social media and other recruitment tools to draw students from around the world.
Principals rank student behavior issues and aligning assessments to standards among their top concerns this year, according to a survey. Researchers report that 71% said they had implemented additional safety procedures and 80% said teachers had completed safety and security training.
Using iconic images including photographs and speeches from history such as Dorothea Lange's "Migrant Mother" photo can help students learn about history and how to discern photojournalism from propaganda, writes author and education consultant Frank Baker. In this blog post, Baker's suggestions include having students write their thoughts and feelings about images to build media literacy skills.
A class of Alabama fourth-grade students studied their state's rich baseball history, including Willie Mays and Hank Aaron, and painted players' images onto baseballs. The students toured the Negro Southern League Museum and the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame, where their painted baseballs are on display, and got to meet James "Jake" Sanders, a Birmingham Black Barons Hall of Famer.
The College Board will roll out a new initiative that applies an adversity score to SAT exam results, starting this fall, following a successful beta test with 50 institutions. The score considers 15 circumstances, including crime and poverty rates of students' neighborhoods, and will only be disclosed to the college or university during the application process.
The Chimborazo Elementary School in Richmond, Va., shares its name with a mountain in Ecuador, which was the catalyst for the school's pen pal program that taps Google Translate to communicate with students in Riobamba, Ecuador. Recently, the Chimborazo students went to Ecuador to visit their mountain namesake and personally deliver letters to their pen pals.
The Los Angeles Unified School District offers barbershop training, automobile repair and bookkeeping through its Division of Adult and Career Education. About 70,000 students have enrolled, including some without high-school diplomas.
The Oakland Unified School District's Oakland Goes Outdoors program will allow all middle-school students to go on overnight camping trips in the San Francisco Bay Area. Officials say the $1 million program will help with subjects such as science and ecology, as well as with social and emotional learning.
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