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US Department of Education Declared New Criteria for Financial Aid to US Colleges

January 16,2015 by: admin

The U.S. DoE (Department of Education released a complete and extensive report on 19th December 2014. It outlined the parameters that help rate the system of education and federal financial aid distribution supporting education in U.S. colleges. The introduction of the rating system happened in 2013, and the aim of this was to help grade the level of performance as high, low, or middle. This would depend on the data obtained from the earnings information data, Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS). Introduction of the rating system in colleges also determines the … (more) January 16, 2015

USAIDS Awarded USD 71M for Primary Education Support in Ghana

January 02,2015 by: admin

On 29th December 2014, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) made an announcement confirming the Partnership for Education award. This went to the education project, FHI 360, which an international NGO working on the Ghanaian education project. This project allows Americans to invest 71M dollars to help Ghana’s educational institutes to improve, sustain themselves and to expand over a period of five years. This will cover at least 2.8 million primary school children all over Ghana, and will pay special attention to children in Kindergarten, helping them to get through to grade three. This project will hold strong with … (more) January 2, 2015

What the New Government Spending Bill Mean for Student Loans

November 26,2014 by: admin

“Cromnibus”, the popular name for the continuing resolution omnibus spending bill, is most likely to pass by the deadline this year. Many analysts believe that this bill will bring the student loans back to previous level of last year. However, there are a few things that most students may not be aware of as yet. Availing Ability to Benefit Provision Returns This is one of the most prominent changes that the passing of this bill will bring about for student loan procedures. This bill limits the ability to benefit provision to candidates enrolled in a career pathway in community colleges. … (more) November 26, 2014

US is Terribly Lagging Behind Other Countries in Higher Education

November 12,2014 by: admin

Sen. Bernie Sanders, a member of the Congress, recently made a claim that brought an unbelievable fact to the light. He says that the super power, United States that once used to hold the leading rank, stands at 12th position in the list of the countries, with 25-34 year olds individuals with college degrees. If the claim stands to be true then it gives a rise to numerous questions, related to the country’s education policies. Has industrialization overtaken the attention that the education sector of the US deserves? More importantly, has the government taken any action against this severe educational … (more) November 12, 2014

Preschool Development Grants program-35 countries apply for grant

October 29,2014 by: admin

Arne Duncan (U.S. Secretary of Education) and Sylvia M. Burwell (Health and Human Services Secretary) declared that 35 countriesand Puerto Rico file application for grants under Preschool Development Grants program (which is new and worth $250 million).Preschool Development Grants funding is a great opportunity for 4-year-olds from 25 communities in 15 states so that they are prepared for new school year. In these communities that will be funded, the standards for preschool programs of high-quality will be upheld by the United States. The main aim of these grants is to create, design and spread quality preschool programs in communities where … (more) October 29, 2014