Month: October 2020

India’s NEP Proposes Higher Education Provisions

The recently announced National Education Policy 2020 (“NEP”) has created a positive buzz for the Higher Education sector in India, at a global level. It is a forward-looking policy which is rightly focused on promoting India as a global study destination – one which provides premium education at affordable rates.

While advocating so, the NEP has proposed several pragmatic measures, such as a single regulator for Higher Education (except law and medicine), light but tight regulation, autonomy to institutes, credit based learning, innovative course structures, change in the format of programs with flexibility of

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Education Specialist job with USAJobs

Duties

Summary

This position is located in the Education Unit (EU), National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI), Smithsonian Institution (SI). The employee researches, develops, writes, and produces online and print educational materials for K-12 teachers and students in Native Knowledge 360°, the museum’s national effort to challenge common assumptions and practices and to provide educators and students with new ways of teaching and learning about Native American history and cultures.

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Responsibilities

  • Responsible for development and delivery of teacher professional development programs in a variety of settings and formats; develops and implements of strategies and
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Education Secretary Besty DeVos Sued Over 455 Times, Most Ever in Department’s History, Study Says

U.S. Department of Education (DOE) Secretary Betsy DeVos has been sued more than 455 times throughout her tenure, the most ever in the department’s 41-year history, a recent analysis found.

The analysis, conducted by nonpartisan news site The 74, examined lawsuits naming either DeVos or the DOE as plaintiffs from the beginning of President Donald Trump’s administration in 2017 until the end of September.

DeVos’ tenure has been marred by controversy ever since Trump nominated her in November 2016, shortly after his election. The Senate confirmed DeVos in February 2017 by a 51–50 margin, with Vice President Mike Pence having

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New Documents Back Claim That Education Department Killed Website Meant to Help Defrauded Students | Education News

House Democrats released new documents Tuesday detailing how high-ranking Education Department officials froze the development of a website that its Federal Student Aid office designed to help students who have been defrauded by their colleges apply for loan forgiveness, arguing the tool made the process too easy.

“We are deeply troubled that the Department of Education halted a web tool to help simplify and streamline the process for defrauded students applying for relief,” Rep. Carolyn Maloney of New York, the chairwoman of the Committee on Oversight and Reform, and Rep. Bobby Scott of Virginia, the chairman of the Committee on

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Education Department Scrapped Tool for Defrauded Students to Recoup Money and Lied About it: Documents

Newly obtained documents released Tuesday by congressional panels showed that the Department of Education ditched an online system—reportedly because it was too easy to use—earlier this year for student borrowers who were defrauded by their colleges or universities to recover their lost funds via loan forgiveness.

The documents, which consisted of emails between a website builder and the Education Department’s Federal Student Aid office that were released by the House Oversight and Education Committees, also revealed that a department spokesperson lied at least twice about its handling of the web tool.

Students with federal loans who attended higher education institutions

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