These are the relevant news related to education for this week:
Via U.S News, “7 Apps That Can Help You Pay Off Student Loans”. It introduces 7 helpful applications that can help students with their loans. One of these apps is FedLoan mobile app which is also known as FedLoan Servicing. It can help you apply for an income-driven repayment plan by uploading the income verification on the app. Years go by in any situation or trend that includes the changes in the app’s features. For example these apps for student loan debt. There are several apps offered and the hardest part of it is choosing which one fits best for the borrowers when it comes to paying back. Not all apps are free but the price is reasonable. Before, borrowing money can be processed through bank loans but this digital era helps us to pay-off in an easier way.
“A Handy Google My Maps Tip for Teachers and Students” via Educational Technology and Mobile Learning. It talks about the tool “Google My Maps”. This powerful tool can be used by students during class. One of its features is students can create and edit maps.
“3 Reasons to Earn a Graduate Computer Science Degree in the U.S”, from US News, talks about the reasons why earning a computer science degree in the U.S. is worthy. It shows three reasons: diverse disciplines, summer internships, and career prospects. Some of the best computer scientists come from universities in America. Some universities have departments that focus on research labs investigating a range of computer science areas, advanced machines, programming languages, as well as cutting-edge topics in computer security, distributed system and more. Pursuing your college degree in the U.S allows international students to meet or interact with American tech employers. Imagine the U.S tech sector is the largest in the world. If you finished College degree in the US, the chance of being hired in top companies and universities is high.
(STATE and LOCAL) Education Politics
From Forbes, “Trump’s Executive Order On Campus Free Speech Actually Need To Be Stronger (And Better).” President Trump announced that he would be issuing an executive order protecting free speech on campus. Actually, the said executive order’s most concerned issues have nothing to do with free speech and guidelines and policy weren’t state clearly. However, there’s a need to protect free speech on campus and this executive order should be much clearer and transparent. Free speech should protect private higher education and should not burden schools/universities, or threatened their academic freedom.
From Yahoo News, “Betsy DeVos under fire over Special Olympics budget cut”. This article talks about Secretary Betsy DeVos’s latest budget proposal for education particularly slashing its budget for Special Olympics. Special Olympics is a sports competition for disabled athletes. She is being questioned by House Democrats on her proposal since many kids are to be affected by that cut.
Via HuffPost, “Amy Klobuchar Outlines Support For Free 2-Year Community College”. This article talks about how Sen. Amy Klobuchar supports free 2-Year Community College than free college at all. She stated that there’s a lot of job openings for a one or two degree of college holder. She believes that this would particularly help young people in rural areas.
“Commentary: ‘Eye for an Eye’ Is Ancient: Modernizing High School Discipline”, via US News. It talks about the discipline style and policy in schools. A school principal has prevented a student from reporting that she was sexually harassed; student caught cheating and receive physical punishment. These are a few examples of school discipline that is immoral. Some school discipline is stuck in the past which is the goal is to ensure that when people break rules, they “pay it back” in equivalent to the seriousness of the offense. In schools, If students break rules they pay it back by detention, suspension or expulsion. But giving unjust punishment for just using a mobile phone during class is somehow not right. Policymakers are providing the right guidelines for handling school discipline with the latest, most effective research and strategies.
Via US News, “3 Benefits of Studying Abroad”. This article talks about the advantages of studying abroad. A college education is a life-changing process, especially if someone or your parents offered you to have it abroad. Professionals mention a lot of reasons why. Some of the reasons are exposure to a different system of government, education and health care. ” It teaches a lot of skills, not just the coursework, but how to be resilient, to look at things through a different perspective,” according to Sibley.
“Elite Colleges Announce Record Low Admission Rates in Wake of College Cheating Scandal” from The New York Times. This article talks about the aftermath of the college cheating scandal that charged a number of parents to buy the admission of their children into elite universities. Elite universities or colleges show their admission record this week. For Yale University, from 6.31 percent last year, it went down to 5.91 percent. The University of Southern California is only 11 percent of 66,000 freshman applications, considered the lowest ever.
“Dropping Out of College: Why Students Do So and How to Avoid It”, from US News. This article talks about why students drop out of college due to the financial and academic problem and personal issues as well. If a student dropped out of college, there’s a low percentage of coming back and finishing their degree. Good communication between you and your family can solve personal issues and helps you to avoid dropping out. When it comes to the financial problem, there’s a lot way to deal with it like asking help from universities or seeking government assistance. If you really want to finish a degree in college, whatever hindrance or obstacle that comes in your path, there’s a hundred way to deal with it.