Month: August 2020

Behind the fight against predatory for-profit schools

Listen to the episode here.” data-reactid=”15″This is the fourth part of Yahoo Finance’s Illegal Tender podcast series on for-profit colleges. Listen to the episode here.

predatory for-profit colleges are able to exploit the American system despite years of high-profile fraud and subsequent attempts toward reform?” data-reactid=”20″Why is that predatory for-profit colleges are able to exploit the American system despite years of high-profile fraud and subsequent attempts toward reform?

The answer is deceptively simple, according to two experts focused on reforming the

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In Mexico women inmates find education chance amid pandemic

ALMOLOYA DE JUAREZ, Mexico (AP) — Prison inmates in Mexico have suffered from coronavirus infections at a higher rate than the country as a whole, and pandemic lockdowns have reduced their already limited contact with the outside world.

But one group of women inmates at a prison west of Mexico City have managed to benefit, as the lockdown spurred a wave of professionals with time on their hands to donate online classes.

With schools closed, Mexico as a whole is still struggling with learning-at-a-distance; the government decided to hold televised classes this year because not enough students had a computer

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Toms River School Board Election 2020: Daynne Glover

TOMS RIVER, NJ — When voters go to the polls Nov. 3, they will be asked to choose three people to serve on the Toms River Regional Board of Education.

There are nine people seeking those three seats, which are three-year terms on the board.

Patch asked each candidate to answer questions to give voters information about who they are and their stances on various issues. We are printing their responses in full, unedited except for spelling or punctuation.

Here are the answers from Daynne Glover, who is running under the Children First slogan. Her running mates are Rachel Remelgado

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This week, Zoom outages disrupted remote learning and COVID-19 cases among children soared in Florida

The Florida Education Association scored a big victory on Aug. 24, 2020 when a judge declared a state order to open schools during the coronavirus pandemic unconstitutional. (Photo: Getty Images)
The Florida Education Association scored a big victory on Aug. 24, 2020 when a judge declared a state order to open schools during the coronavirus pandemic unconstitutional. (Photo: Getty Images)

Students are headed back to class amid the coronavirus pandemic, and to keep you posted on what’s unfolding throughout U.S. schools — K-12 as well as colleges — Yahoo Life is running a weekly wrap-up featuring news bites, interviews and updates on the ever-unfolding situation.

Florida teachers achieved a legal victory while child COVID-19 cases soared in the state.

The Florida Education Association celebrated this week when a Tallahassee judge

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Judge temporarily blocks DeVos rule that would divert relief from public to private schools

A federal judge ruled Thursday that the Education Department must temporarily hold off on implementing a controversial rule that would have directed congressionally approved COVID-19 relief funds away from public schools.

Under the CARES Act, some of the federal funds directed to local education agencies were to be shared with private schools. However, the Education Department under Secretary Betsy DeVos instituted a rule that would allocate those funds based on the total number of students enrolled at private schools rather than the number of low-income students attending, which is traditionally how Title I funds are distributed.

According to the ruling

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