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  • Gov. Scott wants state to withdraw from PARCC

    Gov. Rick Scott issued an executive order today announcing his decision to withdraw from PARCC. The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers, would have assessed students on new Common Core standards. Read the press release...
  • MSA test is not only mandatory but useful

     MSA test is not only mandatory but useful
    We read with interest The Baltimore Sun's recent editorial calling for Maryland schools to skip testing every student in grades 3-8 this year because new assessments aligned to the curriculum will not be available until the 2014-2015 school year ("Md....
  • What will it take to get America's schools back on track?

     What will it take to get America's schools back on track?
    Reader E. Yates' recent letter ("Stop obsessing over student testing," Sept. 23) is the best discussion I've read about the problems with America's declining education system. The letter should be sent to the U.S. Department of Education because it...
  • Accreditation panel sued as San Francisco college faces closure

    Accreditation panel sued as San Francisco college faces closure
    SAN FRANCISCO — Faculty unions, teachers and students filed suit Tuesday against the private commission that has moved to revoke the accreditation of City College of San Francisco, alleging that the entity has engaged in unfair business practices,...
  • State school board won't back off MSAs

    State school board won't back off MSAs
    Maryland's state Board of Education said Tuesday that state testing will go forward as planned, despite calls from school district superintendents and the teachers union for a one-year moratorium. The state board voted 10-1 Tuesday to seek waivers...
  • Take advantage now of student loan consolidation

    When someone pitches me a special limited-time offer for things like magazine subscriptions, miracle diet pills or muscle-layering workout gear, I tend to press my consumer anxiety button. That's because these "bargains" can be expensive and impulsive...
  • Income-based repayment eases student loan crunch

    It's one of the federal government's best-kept secrets, and therein lies the problem. It's called income-based repayment, or IBR. It's a creative way to help borrowers -- in particular those not earning a lot of money -- shrink their monthly student loan...
  • New resources could clarify college loan costs

    Which student loan repayment option is a better deal: a loan with a 4 percent fee and 9 percent interest rate, or one with a 5 percent fee and 8 percent rate? This question was part of a quiz on loan terminology found at CollegeGold.com, which is...
  • Some colleges flunk the price calculator requirement

    Here's a class that should be mandatory for college financial aid officers: College Price Calculators 101. Over the past year, most colleges and universities -- including vocational schools and community colleges -- have begun placing federally...
  • New rules make student loan repayment easier for some

    While many federal programs are teetering on the fiscal cliff, a lifeline has been thrown to a plan that helps student loan borrowers. A few days before the presidential election, the U.S. Department of Education approved final regulations that...
  • Compare costs with the College Scorecard

    I've always been a fan of online comparison shopping sites when scouting out everything from a vacuum cleaner to a car. That's why I like the U.S. Department of Education's new College Scorecard, which provides financial information such as cost, the...