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Posted byon June 12, 2012 at 5:16 PM EDT
Actor Richard Kind talks about what he learned on his first summer job
Posted byon June 11, 2012 at 2:20 PM EDT
Last week, President Obama issued a Presidential Memorandum that will streamline the application process for “Income Based Repayment” (IBR), a way for borrowers to cap their monthly student loan payments at 15% of income. The President has also taken action to lower this cap to just 10% by the end of 2012, likely reducing monthly student loan payments for over 1.6 million responsible student borrowers.
Posted byon June 11, 2012 at 11:11 AM EDT
The Cabinet Secretary at the White House talks about the lessons he learned on his first summer job, many of which still apply in the work he does today
Posted byon June 9, 2012 at 5:30 AM EDT
President Obama urges Congress to take action now to put our teachers back to work in classrooms, because the best predictor of individual and American success in this economy is a good education.
Posted byon June 8, 2012 at 5:25 PM EDT
On Tuesday, Vice President Biden, U.S. Education Department Secretary Arne Duncan, and Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Director Richard Cordray hosted a roundtable with college presidents who pledged to provide clear, useful information to all incoming college students and their families, as part of their financial aid package, so that they can “know before they owe.”
Posted byon June 8, 2012 at 11:11 AM EDT
Secretary of Education Arne Duncan meets with students from the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network and Gay-Straight Alliance to hear directly about their experiences and to discuss bullying and possible solutions.
Posted byon June 8, 2012 at 9:07 AM EDT
Communities that struggle with underperforming schools, rundown housing, neighborhood violence, and poor health know that these are interconnected challenges and that they perpetuate each other. The Department of Education's place-based framework helps the federal government better support a community’s response to such challenges by coming up with solutions that tackle multiple problems, including achieving better outcomes for students and their familes.
Posted byon June 8, 2012 at 9:00 AM EDT
The Obama Administration announces another step towards preparing the next generation of Native American students for success with the launch of the “State-Tribal Education Partnership” – or STEP – pilot program.
Posted byon June 7, 2012 at 7:30 PM EDT
It was 2004 before President Obama he paid off the last of his student loans. That's not the future he wants for today's students. Learn more.
Posted byon June 7, 2012 at 12:50 PM EDT
The Treasury Department and the IRS are answering President Obama’s call to help make college more affordable by improving the application process for responsible borrowers