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With a second for-profit medical school opening in Utah, the state will be training hundreds of new doctors a year – The Salt Lake Tribune

Slots for medical residencies will likely become the new chokepoint for increasing the number of doctors in the Mountain West. When Taylor Purcell learned he was accepted into Noorda College of Osteopathic Medicine, he canceled his interviews at other medical schools. “Noorda was my top choice,” Purcell said of the new, for-profit medical school set More Info »

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We should advocate for trade schools just as much as college, especially after a pandemic – USC Annenberg Media

It’s time to talk about the false, negative stigma around trade school. Why is it always, “Make sure you go to college,” and never “Make sure you go to trade school?” Most high school students are funneled into two- or four-year universities. Little thought is given to other paths toward adulthood, and schools and parents More Info »

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Sullivan University students reflect on pandemic lessons amid return to in-person instruction – WLKY

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — After more than a year of virtual instruction, Sullivan University is welcoming students back in-person for the summer quarter. Misty Stutz, dean of the College of Pharmacy and Health Science, knows just how trying the last year has been for those in the healthcare field, but it posed even more challenges for More Info »

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U.S. Department of Education Announces More Biden-Harris Appointees

Contact: Press Office, (202) 401-1576, press@ed.gov Today, the U.S. Department of Education announced more political appointees that will lead various parts of the agency. These diverse and accomplished individuals will bring a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the agency, and work to quickly advance key education priorities for the Biden-Harris Administration. Katy Neas, Deputy More Info »

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Did The Biden Administration Just Send A Big Signal On Student Loan Cancellation? – Forbes

The Biden administration may have just given proponents of broad student loan forgiveness a reason to hold out hope that the President will take action on student debt. The U.S. Department of Education announced this week that it would be hiring Toby Merrill as Deputy General Counsel. Merrill previously founded and directed the Project on More Info »

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Despite Positive Experiences, Students Question Value of College – Inside Higher Ed

Survey finds students support their institutions and mostly plan to re-enroll — but increasingly doubt whether education is worth the price. Even more than usual, college leaders are eager to get into the minds of their current and would-be students, to try to understand how the upheaval and uncertainty of the last 15 months have More Info »

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Senators urge Education Department to fix student loan forgiveness programs – Yahoo! Finance

A group of leading Democratic Senators is pushing the Education Department to expand and reform existing student debt forgiveness programs so more debtors can access relief. “We encourage the Department to pursue policies that reduce disparities in the burden of student debt, simplify loan repayment, close donut holes in forgiveness programs, and improve the overall More Info »

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Lawmakers, others want sweeping $3B investment in voc-tech schools – MetroWest Daily News

BOSTON — With businesses warning of worker shortages and thousands of prospective students stuck on waitlists, lawmakers and advocates are urging the Legislature to inject billions of dollars into Massachusetts vocational and technical schools and to reform their admissions policies. A steady stream of speakers Tuesday at an Education Committee hearing called for sweeping state More Info »

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Nikole Hannah-Jones turns down UNC-Chapel Hill for Howard – Higher Ed Dive

The 1619 Project creator’s decision follows a battle over tenure exposing faults among politics, donors, board governance and academic freedom. Pulitzer-prize winning journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones is declining to join the ranks of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to accept a tenured job at Howard University, a historically Black institution in Washington, D.C. More Info »

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What 2U’s $800 Million Deal To Acquire EdX Means For Higher Ed – Forbes

While mergers and acquisitions in the education-tech space have been red hot, last week’s announcement that 2U is acquiring edX for an eye-popping $800 million still caught everyone by surprise. The OPM (online program management) company that helps universities bring their programs into the online market will now own the pioneering MOOC (massive, open, online More Info »

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