• Education Department official who oversaw student loans steps down

    A top Education Department official who oversaw student loans announced Thursday he is resigning and will seek a soon-to-be vacant Senate seat, promising to pass legislation canceling student loans. A. Wayne Johnson, who had served as the chief operating officer and chief strategy and transformation officer of federal student aid at the department, submitted his resignation […]

  • Coachella Valley College Fair to Feature Recruiters from Dozens of Campuses

    Representatives from colleges, technical schools, military institutions and other organizations will be engaging Coachella Valley high schoolers and their families Thursday in Rancho Mirage for the fourth annual “Next? Think Big! College & Career Fair.” Upward of 1,000 people are expected to attend the event, which gets underway at 4 p.m. in the Agua Caliente […]

  • The second-largest gift to a US university was pledged to Caltech. It’s being used for climate research

    Stewart and Lynda Resnick, owners of The Wonderful Company, have pledged $750 million to the California Institute of Technology to support cutting-edge research into environmental sustainability. The commitment is the largest ever for research into environmental sustainability and the second-largest gift to a US academic institution, Caltech announced. The Wonderful Company has brands such as […]

  • New Mexico governor announces free college tuition plan for residents

    New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham wants to provide state residents with free tuition to public colleges, a plan that, if passed by the state legislature, would add New Mexico to the growing list of Democratic-led states to offer free higher education. Lujan Grisham, a Democrat, announced the New Mexico Opportunity Scholarship on Wednesday while […]

  • Chinese family allegedly paid $6.5 million to get daughter into Stanford

    The family of a Chinese student allegedly paid $6.5 million to the ringleader of the college admissions scandal to get their daughter into Stanford University, a person with direct knowledge of the matter told NBC News. The parents of the student, identified as Yusi Zhao, have not been charged. They were referred to the scam’s ringleader, William […]

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