Pandemic driving college-bound high school seniors to stay closer to home

In this age of COVID-19, believe it or not, a growing number of college-bound high school seniors and their parents would now prefer a college or university closer to home, according to a new report recently released. According to Brian Communications, a national strategic communications agency, this national survey commissioned [...]

By |2020-11-18T12:20:53-08:00November 19th, 2020|Student Loans|Comments Off on Pandemic driving college-bound high school seniors to stay closer to home

IRS makes it easier to set up payment agreements for struggling taxpayers

The Internal Revenue Service has several changes designed to help struggling taxpayers impacted by COVID-19 more easily settle their tax debts with the IRS. The IRS assessed its collection activities to see how it could apply relief for taxpayers who owe but are struggling financially because of the pandemic, expanding [...]

By |2020-11-08T13:49:29-08:00November 10th, 2020|Student Loans|Comments Off on IRS makes it easier to set up payment agreements for struggling taxpayers

California posts country’s biggest credit card debt paydown

Wondering how credit card debt is faring amid the COVID-19 pandemic? With the economy showing signs of life despite the ongoing impact of the Coronavirus pandemic, WalletHub’s new Credit Card Debt Study revealed that U.S. consumers paid down $118 billion in credit card debt during the first half of 2020 [...]

By |2020-09-21T16:45:31-08:00September 24th, 2020|Student Loans|Comments Off on California posts country’s biggest credit card debt paydown

College students cash-strapped amid COVID-19 applying for scholarships

College students are experiencing many challenges according to the Scholarship app Scholly. The company released its COVID-19 Student Impact Report which includes key insights into the unique challenges facing college students this academic year, along with students' thoughts on returning to the classroom as opposed to learning from home. Mission [...]

By |2020-09-16T10:55:52-08:00September 17th, 2020|Student Loans|Comments Off on College students cash-strapped amid COVID-19 applying for scholarships

National groups launch COVID-19 peer review to help schools plan for re-opening

As schools begin preparing for reopening in the fall, the Collaborative for Student Success and the Center on Reinventing Public Education is involved in a joint effort to provide expert analysis of school reopening plans across the country. Together, CRPE's releasing a tool to highlight innovative practices in meeting the [...]

By |2020-07-01T19:31:35-08:00July 2nd, 2020|Student Loans|Comments Off on National groups launch COVID-19 peer review to help schools plan for re-opening

ASU Summer School 2020 program for learners at all levels

What does Summer School look like for students in 2020? A lot different than it has in the past. In a period of economic uncertainty with shifting job markets and employment opportunities that are evaporating in some places and springing to life in others, higher education remains one of the best [...]

By |2020-04-29T14:55:17-08:00April 30th, 2020|Student Loans|Comments Off on ASU Summer School 2020 program for learners at all levels

Study reveals what students are really reading today

Renaissance a company concentrating on pre-K–12 education technology recently released the 2020 edition of its annual What Kids Are Reading report. For more than a decade, What Kids Are Reading has provided educators, families, and communities unparalleled insights into student's reading habits. In today's fast-paced world, full of constant distractions, the simple joy [...]

By |2020-03-02T11:10:44-08:00March 5th, 2020|Student Loans|Comments Off on Study reveals what students are really reading today

Platt College Anaheim offering occupational therapy assistant associate degree program

Platt College Anaheim reports the college will offer an Occupational Therapy Assistant associate degree program. The college's first cohort will commence on June 30, 2020. The 20-month program will prepare students to work in collaboration with and under the supervision of an Occupational Therapist to enable clients of all ages [...]

By |2020-02-12T17:13:16-08:00February 13th, 2020|Student Loans|Comments Off on Platt College Anaheim offering occupational therapy assistant associate degree program

Nation’s brightest young scientists named finalists

Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and Society for Science & the Public recently named the 40 finalists in the Regeneron Science Talent Search 2020, the nation's oldest and most prestigious science and math competition for high school seniors. Alumni have gone on to have world-changing careers in STEM fields and earn some of [...]

By |2020-01-22T12:09:48-08:00January 23rd, 2020|Student Loans|Comments Off on Nation’s brightest young scientists named finalists

How schools are expanding the definition of student success

The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative recently released a series of 10 profiles highlighting schools that are expanding the definition of student success by going above and beyond academics -- to more fully consider the developmental needs of the whole child. Each of the schools reflect elements of Comprehensive Student Development, a [...]

By |2020-01-15T19:57:52-08:00January 16th, 2020|Student Loans|Comments Off on How schools are expanding the definition of student success
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