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    The pandemic has forced institutions to reckon with the value of higher education from a student perspective (opinion)

    The novel coronavirus has impacted higher education more than any other event in modern history, putting the future of many institutions in doubt. The entire industry has been forced to restructure, seemingly overnight. Given the urgency to react, colleges and universities should be applauded for their adaptability, innovation and tireless response efforts. That said, many of the existential challenges now facing higher education are not new, and the pandemic has forced institutions to finally reckon with the fundamental issue of the true value of higher education from a student’s perspective. With the advantage of many lessons learned during the pandemic, it is now time to have conversations about how our…

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    Outgoing Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos urged against student loan forgiveness in letter to Congress

    Outgoing Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos advised Congress to vote against student loan forgiveness, according to a letter obtained by CBS News and Politico. “Across-the-board forgiveness of college debts is not only unfair to most Americans, it is also the most regressive of policy proposals – rewarding the wealthiest sector of our labor force at the expense of the poorest,” she wrote. In the apparent farewell letter addressed to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, DeVos outlined a number of education policies, including allocating direct federal funding to students Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. Outgoing Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos advised against student loan forgiveness in a letter sent…

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    Outgoing education secretary advised against student loan forgiveness

    Outgoing Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos advised Congress to vote against student loan forgiveness, according to a letter obtained by CBS News and Politico. “Across-the-board forgiveness of college debts is not only unfair to most Americans, it is also the most regressive of policy proposals – rewarding the wealthiest sector of our labor force at the expense of the poorest,” she wrote. In the apparent farewell letter addressed to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, DeVos outlined a number of education policies, including allocating direct federal funding to students Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. Outgoing Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos advised against student loan forgiveness in a letter sent to…

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  • Exchange Student

    Killing of 22-year-old student by police sparks outrage in Pakistan | News | DW

    Osama Nadeem Satti, a 22-year-old resident of Islamabad, was shot dead by police on Saturday, triggering widespread outrage in the country over alleged police brutality. Pakistan’s Dawn newspaper reports that Satti had gone out to drop a friend at the National University of Science and Technology around 2am local time. His father, Nadeem Yunis Satti, said that five policemen had followed his son before shooting him 17 times. The father said his son was taken to Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences where he was found dead, with one bullet in his head, one in his chest and the rest all over his body. He further claimed that the policemen had…

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  • Online School

    East Brunswick high school student creates online dance convention

    EAST BRUNSWICK – Jesse Kohn is driven. At 17, Kohn didn’t just binge-watch TV or bake bread during the COVID-19 pandemic. Instead, he turned his passion for dance into an entrepreneurial adventure. The founder of Journey Dance Convention, Kohn created a home for teen dancers to learn from each other during a time when regular in-person instruction was paused. Now a high school senior, Kohn found his groove at the age of 9. He now dances at First Position School of Dance in Milltown. Specializing in contemporary dance, Kohn added teaching to his dance card in the last few years. As he “likes being prepared” and is “very curious” by nature, Kohn went into inquiry mode — contacting…

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    Host family sought for Camden exchange student – Rockland – Camden – Knox – Courier-Gazette

    Portland — The Pan Atlantic Foundation, a federal Department of State-sanctioned not-for-profit, dedicated to international educational exchange, is seeking a host family for a student who will be attending Camden Hills Regional High School in the Spring 2021 Semester. The student, Elena, will be traveling from Italy in January. The host family will provide the student with a bed to sleep in, a spot at their table for three meals a day, and their love, during the five-month exchange. Elena is coming on a J1 cultural visa where the goal is for her not only to obtain the American high school experience, but also to integrate into the family as…

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    Ask Amy: Student gets shoddy education from community college instructor

    Dear Amy: I always dreamed of becoming a reporter, so I took “Newswriting 101” for four credits at my local community college. Based on the catalog description, I expected to cover a lot of material and eventually transfer the credits to a university program, but our instructor, “Jack,” had other ideas. Instead of challenging students to learn journalistic skills, Jack said he made big money posting on the internet. After covering a few basic concepts, he ignored the “boring” required textbook and just assigned random internet videos for us to watch. Rather than prepare lectures, he repeatedly cut short our weekly Zoom classes and even canceled three classes at the…

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