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  1. Education Department announces thousands of new loan discharges

    The U.S. Department of Education on Friday announced thousands of new loan discharges for students who attended several closed for-profit colleges. The discharges are part of a major push to provide loan relief to students that began with the closure of Corinthian Colleges two years ago. Friday's announcement affects students who attended Corinthian, as well as ITT Technical Institute and American Career Institute (ACI). Out of about 4,500 students who attended ACI, 650…
  2. Study of online ratings of professors suggest scores vary with instructor's gender and perceived rigor

    Many professors laugh off their reviews at RateMyProfessors -- after all, “hotness,” one of the site’s metrics (connoted by a chili pepper), doesn’t really translate to tenure or promotion. Yet some research suggests that, like it or not, the site’s ratings correlate with ratings professors earn on their institutions’ student evaluations of teaching. Other research suggests those more formal student evaluations of teaching are unreliable, as well. Yet…
  3. Colleges struggle to provide ongoing treatment as demands for mental health services increases

    National and campus awareness campaigns about mental health have led to increasing numbers of students who seek help at college counseling centers, according to a new report released by the Center for Collegiate Mental Health. That increase in demand, however, may be leading counseling centers to redirect their limited funding away from ongoing treatment in order to more rapidly address the needs of a growing number of at-risk students. Over the last six years, counseling centers have…