• Education

    Parent PLUS borrowers stealing from their retirement to fund kids’ college education, survey says

    One in four American parents who borrowed from the federal government to help pay for a child’s college education doesn’t expect to retire as planned because of the debt, a survey released Tuesday says. And one in five parent borrowers regret taking out the loans, the NerdWallet survey shows. “Parents take on whatever it takes to get their kids at college, including taking on unaffordable debt,” said Anna Helhoski, student loan expert at NerdWallet, a personal finance website based in San Francisco. Of the total $1.6 trillion in student loan debt, Americans borrowed roughly $103 billion in PLUS loans as of the second quarter of 2021. There are 3.6 million…

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  • Jobs

    37% of the K-12 workforce is considering a job change: Survey

    A new survey from MissionSquare Research Institute reveals the amount of strain COVID-19 has put on the education system — 37% of the K-12 workforce says that the pandemic has them considering changing jobs. “The teachers are not okay, that’s for sure,” Rivka Liss-Levinson, senior research manager at MissionSquare, told Yahoo Finance. She says that many U.S. teachers are at their breaking point.  Key findings from the survey show how much impact working through the COVID-19 pandemic has on teachers compared to their non-teaching counterparts in government jobs. The K-12 workforce is more likely than other government workers to feel stressed (52% vs. 35%), burnt out (52% vs. 34%), and…

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  • Online School

    The Greek Online School Reveals Results of Its Greek Language Survey | archive , usa , arts & literature

    ATHENS – The Greek Online School started a Greek Language Survey with the help of Hellenic Film Society USA in March of 2021 and revealed the results on July 14. The main idea behind this survey was to reach as many participants as possible and find out the ways in which each individual connects to Greece, the Greek language and culture. The survey included various questions from where you stay when you visit Greece to how often you watch Greek movies and received 484 unique responses. “And if we realized one thing, is that all of these people experience their connection to Greece in unique ways but it is evident…

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  • Home Schooling

    Homeschooling Doubled During The Pandemic, U.S. Census Survey Finds : NPR

    A Census Bureau survey found that the number of households that said they were homeschooling doubled last year. Eric Baradat/AFP via Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Eric Baradat/AFP via Getty Images A Census Bureau survey found that the number of households that said they were homeschooling doubled last year. Eric Baradat/AFP via Getty Images In a year when so much about schooling has changed, add this to the list: A significant increase in the number of households where students were homeschooled. That’s according to data from the U.S. Census Bureau’s Household Pulse Survey, an online survey that asks questions about how the pandemic is changing life in U.S. homes.…

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  • Education

    Education Department Details New Survey to Explore COVID-19’s Effects on Students

    A first-of-its-kind federal data collection will provide monthly updates on how many students are attending school in-person and other indicators related to education during the COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S. Department of Education announced Friday. The survey results will be reported monthly and later analyzed alongside students’ scores on the 2022 National Assessment of Educational Progress to track the academic effects of the pandemic, the agency said. The data collection, made in response to an executive order from President Joe Biden, will also help track his goal of reopening “a majority of K-8 schools” within the first 100 days of his administration. Notably, the data will not be pulled from every…

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  • Online School

    Denver parents say kids are learning less in online school, survey finds

    While online education has become a necessity of the COVID-19 pandemic, a new survey found most Denver parents feel their children are learning less when seated in front of a computer versus in the classroom. The survey of 647 Denver parents with school-age kids found 65{c25493dcd731343503a084f08c3848bd69f9f2f05db01633325a3fd40d9cc7a1} said their students were learning less online. That percentage was higher among parents with kindergarteners (80{c25493dcd731343503a084f08c3848bd69f9f2f05db01633325a3fd40d9cc7a1}) and elementary students (69{c25493dcd731343503a084f08c3848bd69f9f2f05db01633325a3fd40d9cc7a1}), while 60{c25493dcd731343503a084f08c3848bd69f9f2f05db01633325a3fd40d9cc7a1} of those with middle and high schoolers reported their students were learning less than if they were attending classes in-person. On average, 23{c25493dcd731343503a084f08c3848bd69f9f2f05db01633325a3fd40d9cc7a1} of parents said their kids were learning about the same and 5{c25493dcd731343503a084f08c3848bd69f9f2f05db01633325a3fd40d9cc7a1} said they were learning more, according to…

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  • Home Schooling

    What do you think about homeschooling and when should schools reopen? Let us know in our survey

    On Wednesday Boris Johnson announced schools will not return until at least March 8. Kids have yet to attend school this year due to the coronavirus pandemic – leaving parents having to tackle homeschooling. With that in mind we’re asking parents for your views on the issue and how you’re coping with homeschooling. Would you be happy to send your children back in as soon as they reopen? Are you happy with the way your child’s school is planning remote learning? And how is this lockdown affecting your family’s mental health? So many families are having to work from home while also homeschooling – how are you finding this? Let…

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