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Art Center for Teens Offers Scholarships for Upcoming Program

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Interested high school students in art should check out ArtCenter for Teens. The year-round program offers 40+ different classes in art and design fields to high school students age 13-18. Scholarships available! They offer 10-week courses that meet on Saturdays for 3 hours, in the morning or afternoon. Each class is 10 weeks long, limited to…

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Vice Fellowship Puts Out Call for College Journalists

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The Vice Fellowship for Collegiate Reporting is looking for college journalists to report on mental health. In order to be considered, students should pitch an idea that can be developed and produced with Vice. They are open to pitches that utilize video, audio, text, social media storytelling, and whatever else you can think of. Selected…

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High School Students, Want to Intern at the Bronx Zoo?

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If you’re in the New York area and you have a penchant for all things furry or maybe reptilian, here’s your chance to work or volunteer at various zoos in the city. On Saturday, February 2, 2019, from 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM OR 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM (sign up for one session only),…

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Servicing Issues May Hamper US Student Loan Forgiveness for Thousands

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By Lisa Lambert WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Nurses, teachers and other public-sector workers expecting their outstanding student loans to soon disappear under a U.S. debt-forgiveness program could be in for a surprise, with a government report on Thursday showing loan servicers may have mishandled the process for many borrowers. President Donald Trump has called for eliminating…

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Education Secretary Seeks Rule Redo for Defrauded College Students

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By Lisa Lambert WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos on Wednesday called for a “regulatory reset,” and pressed pause on a rule intended to speedily cancel the student-loan debts of people defrauded by for-profit Corinthian Colleges Inc and others, so that it can be rewritten. DeVos said the department is still granting debt…

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Irregular Sleep Tied to Worse Grades

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By Marilynn Larkin (Reuters Health) – College students who go to sleep and wake up at different times during the week may be harming their academic performance, according to a U.S. study. Consistency – going to bed and waking up at about the same time every day, weekends included – was linked with a better…

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Harvard Rescinds 10 Acceptances Over Obscene Posts

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BOSTON (Reuters) – Harvard University has revoked its acceptance of at least 10 applicants to its incoming freshman class after learning the group traded sexually explicit and sometimes racist images in a private online message group, the student newspaper reported. A university spokeswoman declined on Monday to comment on Sunday’s Harvard Crimson report, which cites…

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Trump to Offer Exclusive Contract to Service US Student Loans

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By Lisa Lambert WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump’s administration will soon offer an exclusive contract that will give one company the right to service billions of dollars of outstanding federal student loans now handled by four companies, officials said on Friday. The U.S. Education Department, led by Trump pick Betsy DeVos, said the streamlining…

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Tennessee Set to be First to Make Community College Free for Adults

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By Chris Kenning (Reuters) – Tennessee will become the first state in the country to offer free community college to all adults without a degree under a measure Republican Governor Bill Haslam is likely to quickly sign into law, a spokesman said Friday. The legislation will expand on a previous law passed in 2014, when…

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Trump Seeks to Shrink Federal Role in Education with New Order

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump on Wednesday ordered Education Secretary Betsy DeVos to review the U.S. government’s role in school policy, which supporters cheered as the first step in creating more local control in education and critics worried could lead to lower quality schools in poorer neighborhoods. DeVos has 300 days “to review and,…

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