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ABA sues Department of Education over loan forgiveness for public interest lawyers (access required)

The American Bar Association filed suit on Tuesday against the U.S. Department of Education, alleging the department failed to provide a reasonable explanation for why it has decided to refuse to honor loan forgiveness commitments made to attorneys engaged in ...

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For-profit ITT Tech closing; 2 Md. campuses shuttered (access required)

A chain of for-profit technical schools with two Maryland locations announced that it’s shutting down Tuesday after being sanctioned by the federal government. ITT Educational Services, which runs the ITT Technical Institutes, will no longer offer its September quarter and has ...

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Feds’ loan changes hamper black college enrollment

ATLANTA — Ariadne Partlow dreamed of graduating Spelman College and moving on to medical school, but instead of studying biology this semester, she worked at a fast-food Chinese restaurant. The Jackson, Tenn., native was among thousands of students who unexpectedly ...

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Colleges’ bank deals saddle students with big fees

WASHINGTON — A public interest group says as many as 900 colleges are pushing students into using payment cards that carry hefty costs, sometimes even to access students’ financial aid money. The U.S. Public Interest Research Group Higher Education Fund ...

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Maryland, 7 other states get waiver from No Child Left Behind

ATLANTA — Another eight states are gaining flexibility from the Bush-era No Child Left Behind law, U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan said Tuesday. The Education Department has approved waivers for Connecticut, Delaware, Louisiana, Maryland, New York, North Carolina, Ohio and ...

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Judge discharges autistic student’s loans (access required)

A Maryland woman with Asperger syndrome will not have to pay almost $340,000 in student loans she accumulated over the course of her almost 20-year pursuit of higher education, a judge has ruled in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Maryland. Asperger, ...

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