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School dropout rate falls to lowest on record due to ‘periods of economic uncertainty’

School dropout rate falls to lowest on record – with ‘periods of economic uncertainty’ driving up degree enrollment In 2019/20, the dropout rate decreased by 1.4 percentage points compared to the previous year A total of 329,315 full-time students (5.3%) dropped out of university The Higher Education Statistics Authority said it was not linked to […]

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UK school dropout rates hit record high during pandemic

Dropout rates at UK universities fell to record lows at the start of the pandemic, official figures show. Only 5.3% of young full-time students dropped out of first-year courses in 2019-20 – a period that includes the first five months of the Covid-19 pandemic which saw university campuses close in March 2020 and go to […]

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How Universities Can Support Student Mental Health and Wellbeing – The European Sting – Critical News & Insights on European Politics, Economy, Foreign Affairs, Business & Technology

(Credit: Unsplash) This article is brought to you through The European Sting’s collaboration with the World Economic Forum. Author: Razan Roberts, Senior Director, Strategic Engagement and Communications, Salesforce.org The COVID-19 pandemic has led to an increase in mental health issues among many students. Educational institutions should respond to the mental health and well-being issues facing […]

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Masks are now optional on school buses; council reviews student learning figures – THE RANT

By Richard Sullins | [email protected] In what may well have been their only unanimous vote yet regarding the COVID pandemic, the Lee County School Board voted March 8 to make masks optional on school buses, ending the debate — at least. for now – on the wearing of face coverings that has been raging for […]

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Student Loan Cancellation Doesn’t Mean What You Think It Means

President Joe Biden (Photo by Jim WATSON/AFP) (Photo by JIM WATSON/AFP via Getty Images) AFP via Getty Images Canceling a student loan doesn’t mean what you think it means. Here’s what you need to know. Student loans Will President Joe Biden Forgive Your Student Loans? White House Chief of Staff Ron Klain said Biden could […]

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Understand the opportunity to invest in student accommodation

This article was first published by Cytonn and has been slightly shortened. See the original here. With the current available stock of 301,060, the shortage of student accommodation in Kenya has attracted private sector participation to increase supply. Some of the factors that have driven the demand for student accommodation in Kenya include: A growing […]

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5 Ways to Get $0 Student Loan Payments

Getty Getty Here are 5 ways to get $0 student loan repayments. Here’s what you need to know. Student loans With student loan payments set to resume after May 1, 2022, President Joe Biden may extend the student loan payment pause for an unprecedented fourth time. If that doesn’t happen, however, The Debt Collective – […]

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Student debt relief: Could payments be suspended again as White House considers executive action?

fizkes / iStock.com A White House official said the Biden administration is considering extending the pause on student loan payments — which is currently set to expire in less than two months — although nothing official has been decided yet. See: Freezing Student Loan Forgiveness Plans –– What happens when the moratorium ends?Find: How Gen […]

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Seniors and Student Loan Debt: Is There a Way Out?

designer491/Getty Images/iStockphoto The problem of growing student debt in the United States largely concerns young people who are struggling to repay their loans in addition to their other bills. But seniors on fixed incomes also face many of the same challenges. See: Navient student loan settlement leaves many people with a bill to pay Find: […]

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Temple student turnout increased in 2020 election – The Temple News

Voter turnout for Temple University students is expected to decline in the 2022 midterm elections despite several key statewide races. | NOEL CCHAKO / NEWS FROM THE TEMPLE Although 73% of eligible Temple University student voters cast ballots in the 2020 election, student turnout is expected to decline in the 2022 midterm elections despite several […]

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Penn State student-athletes deliver record academic performances in fall 2021 semester

History links UNIVERSITY PARK, Pennsylvania. – In another record-breaking academic achievement, Penn State student-athletes recorded a 3.14 grade point average (GPA) during the fall 2021 semester. The Nittany Lions set both fall and together (non-alternative grading) with 567 students (65%) with a 3.0 semester GPA and 289 Dean’s List winners (3.5 […]

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Director of the black student center guided by the principle of Ujamaa

When John Rawlins III set out last fall to create a success program for the Black Student Center at Cal State San Marcos, of which he is director, he knew exactly where to turn for inspiration. Ujamaa. It may not be out of tongue, but that word has served as Rawlins’ guide for most of […]

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Rates for non-traditional students may rise as programs expand during pandemic The Badger Herald

Eight years after John Walker stopped taking college classes at Murray State University in western Kentucky, he returned as a mature graduate student at the University of Wisconsin. But Walker’s path to UW had many detours. He worked in Kentucky as a local reporter, then moved to Germany to work on a dairy farm. When […]

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Anna’s Taqueria student center will not reopen this fall

New Supplier Opening at Lobdell Dining is scheduled to open on August 28 By Kristina Chen August 26, 2021 Anna’s Taqueria, previously located on the first floor of the Stratton Student Center, has closed its doors for good. Anna’s opened on campus in February 2005 and closed at the student center in March 2020 when […]

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Jefferson College Student Center Cafeteria Closes | Local news

The Student Center cafeteria on the Jefferson College Hillsboro campus closed on May 13, the last day of the winter semester finals. Food Service Consultants (FSC), the company that has operated the cafeteria for almost 19 years, has informed college officials that it will no longer run the cafeteria because it has been losing money […]

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Carina Salazar named new permanent director of UCLA Transfer Student Center

Correction: The original version of this article incorrectly stated that Salazar worked as a counselor at the Career Center for two years. In fact, Salazar was the Senior Associate Director of the Career Center and worked there for 4 years. The post was updated on April 27 at 8:45 p.m. UCLA has hired a former […]

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About $680,000 in updates planned for Jefferson College Student Center | Local News

Renovation projects for the Jefferson College Student Center on the Hillsboro campus have taken a step forward. The college’s board of trustees voted unanimously on March 11 to hire KRJ Architects of St. Louis to oversee the renovations. The company will receive 7.5% of the construction costs, estimated at $550,000. The total cost of the […]

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The revitalization of the Bone student center is nearing completion – News

The revitalization of the Bone Student Center is nearing completion. The four-year project is slated for completion in February with the opening of Star Ginger, a Southeast Asian concept restaurant to be located on the second floor; installing graphics and signage for the new spaces on the second floor; and installing technology for the new […]

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The Esports lounge opens at the Student Center | Mobile

Wayne State University students can take a break from class and play video games in the esports lounge on the lower level of the Student Center which opened on October 7. WSU originally announced the start of construction for the esports show on April 3, but plans have been underway for a few years. An […]

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Supporting a History of Student Engagement in Our Democracy

Although voting is by no means the only indicator of civic engagement, it is fundamental to any democracy. Understanding CSU student vote rates provides an important metric that can catalyze improvements in college programs, extracurricular experiences, and ultimately student learning and engagement. The message is clear for CSU students eligible to vote. Historically, CSU students […]

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McDaniel College unveils renovated and renamed student center

Artist’s rendering of an $11 million renovation of McDonald College’s new Roj Student Center (courtesy McDaniel College) McDaniel College on Friday unveiled the $11 million renovation of its new Roj Student Center in preparation for the fall semester. The $11 million renovation upgrades the McDaniel Student Center located in the middle of campus and includes […]

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Ball State releases COVID-19 operations plan for student center

Ball State released the LA Pittenger Student Center’s full operations recovery plan on Monday, detailing the operation of the Student Center and its amenities during the summer and fall 2020 semesters. Currently, the plan indicates that access to the student center building is limited to the first floor and basement for services provided in these […]