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  • Illinois loan default rate: 13.1 percent

    Illinois loan default rate: 13.1 percent
    About 13.1 percent of Illinois college students who recently took out federal loans defaulted on those loans shortly after borrowing, according to data released Wednesday by the federal Department of Education. That's slightly lower than the...
  • Federal student loan defaults on decline, Education Department says

    The percentage of students who are defaulting on federal loans has declined to some of the lowest levels in recent years, according to findings released Wednesday by the U.S. Education Department. Students who began repaying loans in 2011 are defaulting...
  • U.S. Attorney General Holder, a close Obama ally, to step down

    U.S. Attorney General Holder, a close Obama ally, to step down
    Eric Holder, an unapologetic liberal voice and one of President Barack Obama's closest allies, said on Thursday he would step down as U.S. attorney general after a term marked by advances in civil rights and frequent battles with Republicans in Congress....
  • Scott to feds: End one-size-fits-all policy for students learning English or face possible legal action

    Scott to feds: End one-size-fits-all policy for students learning English or face possible legal action
    As promised, Gov. Rick Scott today demanded that U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan "reverse course" and allow Florida to include students learning English in its school grading system under its own, long-standing rules. Scott's letter requested...
  • Malloy Says 11th Graders Should Have To Take Fewer Tests

    Malloy Says 11th Graders Should Have To Take Fewer Tests
    Governor Dannel P. Malloy thinks stressed out 11th graders should have to spend less time taking tests. He announced Friday that he has written to U.S. Department of Education Secretary Arne Duncan, saying, “I am eager to explore solutions for the...
  • Malloy Says He Wants To Cut Time That Connecticut Students Spend Taking Tests

    Gov. Dannel P. Malloy said Friday that he wants to reduce the time Connecticut students spend taking standardized tests, and he released a letter in which he asked U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan to consider ways to relieve the burden on 11th...
  • New final exams will help evaluate teachers

    New final exams will help evaluate teachers
    Final exams will be given to Central Florida students this school year in almost every subject and in every grade, even to kids young enough to be working on sounding out words. The new end-of-course tests are needed to meet the demands of Florida's...
  • Competition Requires Multilingual Americans

    Competition Requires Multilingual Americans
    Americans today are not very keen on learning foreign languages. We say we are, but let's face it; we let those pricey Rosetta Stone CDs gather dust on the bookshelf. Young adults who fail to sign up for language courses are missing out on a critical...
  • Schools Should Cut The Over-Testing

    Schools Should Cut The Over-Testing
    High school's 11th grade can seem like a perfect storm of testing. In their junior year, usually in the spring, students take the SAT or ACT for college admission; SAT subject-matter tests; Advanced Placement tests; and federally required standards...
  • Guest list: John Kerry, James Brown, Harvey Levin

    Guest list: John Kerry, James Brown, Harvey Levin
    The Sunday morning guest list: Secretary of State John Kerry will be a guest on CBS' "Face the Nation" at 10:30 a.m. on WKMG-Channel 6. Other guests are Rep. Michael McCaul, R-Texas, and Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y. She has written the memoir "Off...
  • Md. colleges clarify applications for financial aid

    Md. colleges clarify applications for financial aid
    More than 100 universities, including Goucher College and Loyola University Maryland, will clarify application instructions to ensure they are not violating federal law by requiring extra forms to determine eligibility for financial aid, Rep. Elijah E....