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Your Weekly Recommendations Sunday, February 18, 2018
 
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Betsy DeVos' Team Moves to Cut Political Positions, Merge Federal Education Programs
Education Week • Alyson Klein
Jumbo Loans Are New Threat in U.S. Student Debt Market
The Wall Street Journal • Josh Mitchell
Week in Review: Chilling news
ChalkBeat • Erin Einhorn
Republican state board member says A-F school letter grades would hurt poor students, but lawmakers aren’t convinced
ChalkBeat • Amanda Rahn
Senate Hopeful Mitt Romney May Not Love Trump, But He's Backed Up Betsy DeVos
Education Week • Andrew Ujifusa
'It's Dark in the Classrooms': Stories From Puerto Rico Show the Stress on Schools
Education Week • Andrew Ujifusa
BofA Community Development Banking Has Record 2017
PYMNTS.com • Pymnts
Rise & Shine: Fariña encourages classroom discussions after Florida shooting
ChalkBeat • Alex Zimmerman
Senate Democrats want Public Service Loan Forgiveness fix in budget agreement
Inside Higher Ed • Andrew Kreighbaum
A minority scholar describes the challenges she experienced on the academic job market (opinion)
Inside Higher Ed • Jennifer M. Gómez
 
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Education, Education Policy
Betsy DeVos' Team Moves to Cut Political Positions, Merge Federal Education Programs
Education WeekAlyson Klein
U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos and her team are moving to revamp the Education Department.
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Colleges & Universities, Education
Jumbo Loans Are New Threat in U.S. Student Debt Market
The Wall Street JournalJosh Mitchell
During the housing boom of the 2000s, jumbo mortgages with very large balances became a flashpoint for a brewing crisis. Now, researchers are zeroing in on a related crack but in the student debt market: very large student loans with balances exceeding...
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Cancer, Charter Schools
Week in Review: Chilling news
ChalkBeatErin Einhorn
It was a busy week on the education beat with news emerging from a schedule packed with education town halls, state and city school board meetings, and a hearing on a controversial education bill. It was also a week with Valentine’s Day,...
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Charter Schools, Education
Republican state board member says A-F school letter grades would hurt poor students, but lawmakers aren’t convinced
ChalkBeatAmanda Rahn
A representative of the state board of education spoke strongly against a House bill to evaluate school performance with an A-F report card, but charter supporters argued it was the best way to hold schools accountable. In the second day of House...
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Education, Education Policy
Senate Hopeful Mitt Romney May Not Love Trump, But He's Backed Up Betsy DeVos
Education WeekAndrew Ujifusa
Mitt Romney has announced he's running for the Utah Senate seat that will open up when GOP Sen. Orrin Hatch retires at the start of 2019. The 2012 Republican presidential nominee and ex-Massachusetts governor has said and done plenty when it comes...
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Education, Education Policy
'It's Dark in the Classrooms': Stories From Puerto Rico Show the Stress on Schools
Education WeekAndrew Ujifusa
A veteran Puerto Rican educator worries that her daughter, a fellow teacher at her school, will leave the island. A physical education teacher worries that the generator at his home will be stolen—without it, his daughter would have to do her homework...
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Bank of America, Charter Schools
BofA Community Development Banking Has Record 2017
PYMNTS.comPymnts
Bank of America Merrill Lynch’s Community Development Banking (CDB) announced news on Thursday (Feb. 15) that 2017 was a record year for the firm. The CDB provided $4.53 billion in loans, tax credit equity investments and other real estate development solutions. In...
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Charter Schools, Education
Rise & Shine: Fariña encourages classroom discussions after Florida shooting
ChalkBeatAlex Zimmerman
THE AFTERMATH After the Florida shooting, schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña reassured families on Thursday that the city’s schools are safe and encouraged educators to talk about what happened. Chalkbeat, NY1, amNY Across the country, the shooting elicited both terror and anger —...
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Colleges & Universities, Economic Policy
Senate Democrats want Public Service Loan Forgiveness fix in budget agreement
Inside Higher EdAndrew Kreighbaum
Tucked into last week's U.S. Senate budget deal was $4 billion for student-centered programs that aid "college completion and affordability." Congressional leaders who struck the deal kept that language vague to avoid another prolonged government shutdown. As result, it's up to House...
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Access to Higher Education, Achievement Gap
A minority scholar describes the challenges she experienced on the academic job market (opinion)
Inside Higher EdJennifer M. Gómez
“No. 1 in your life’s blueprint should be a deep belief in your own dignity, your own worth and your own somebody-ness.” -- Martin Luther King Jr. This time last year, I was spreading my wings in the big, bad world: I...
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