Universities increasingly turn to graduate programs to balance their books

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The number of all-important graduate school applications from abroad is down for the second year in a row, according to the Council of Graduate Schools, after increasing every year since 2003. The National Association of Graduate-Professional Students and other advocacy groups are lobbying Congress to mandate training for graduate mentors and advisors. The St. Thomas University School of Law. Like many other institutions, the university has expanded its graduate enrollment.

Inside Maine’s disastrous roll out of proficiency-based learning

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In 2003, the Gates Foundation gave RISC $5.8 To build public support for the changes, the foundation also gave smaller grants to youth and immigrant advocacy groups in the districts. Ragan Toppan, a junior at Deering High School, took part in a walkout last fall to protest a change in the school’s grading policy. Kelly Field, for The Hechinger Report.

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Do income-based repayment plans drive young borrowers of color deeper into debt?

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Half of Black borrowers who first entered college in the 2003 defaulted on their student loans within 12 years; the comparable figure for white students is 21 percent. “It’s not the amount I borrowed that’s killing me – it’s the interest.”. Students all over the country echo that sentiment.

Scrutiny of colleges that get billions in GI Bill money remains mired in bureaucracy

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An advocacy group called Veterans Education Success (VES) has collected 113 more from veterans and service members, many of which echo Baca’s criticisms about quality and cost. “I Since the 2003 invasion of Iraq, the number of veterans using the benefit has doubled, to nearly 900,000 last year.

OPINION: Why Black student parents are at the epicenter of the student debt crisis — and what we can do about it

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When I graduated with a bachelor’s degree from William & Mary in 2003, I desperately needed a job. Generation Hope scholar alumna Lakeya and her two sons celebrating her graduation from Towson University in May 2019.

Counseling kids during the coronavirus: A tough job made even tougher

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Just before this crisis began, Arizona was poised to spend millions more on boosting its thin roster of counselors, thanks in part to the advocacy of students like Kumar. But it wasn’t until the ASCA adopted a national model in 2003 that mental health gained an official role in school counseling duties. A year later, in 2019, lawmakers added $20 million to a school safety program that until then had paid only for armed officers on campus.