June 15, 2021

Education

Catherine Lhamon’s history with the Dept. of Education raises concerns

Justin Dillon and Stuart Taylor Jr.

It is now so common in Washington to oppose even a president’s lower-level nominees that no one takes such opposition seriously anymore. It’s just more partisan background noise. The problem with crying “wolf,” of course, is that when the wolf finally comes, no one listens.  

Now, however, the wolf is at the door. Her name isCatherine Lhamon, and she is being nominated to retake her old job – head of the Education Department’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR).She played a major role during the Obama administration in ruining the educations and

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Education, Access Are Major Barriers to Genetic Testing for Breast, Ovarian Cancers

Oncologist Susan Miesfeldt, MD, of MaineHealth, discussed the importance of genetic testing and counseling for breast and ovarian cancers as well as barriers that must be addressed in order to reach more patients eligible for these services.

In an interview with Pharmacy Times, oncologist Susan Miesfeldt, MD, of MaineHealth, discussed the importance of genetic testing and counseling for breast and ovarian cancers as well as barriers that must be addressed in order to reach more patients eligible for these services.

Miesfeldt worked with a team of experts in a recent nationwide effort to improve these services, with a poster of

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Higher Education Technology Company Ellucian to be Acquired by Blackstone and Vista Equity Partners

Long-term investment can accelerate student and institution success through market-leading technology solutions

RESTON, Va., Jun 14, 2021–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Blackstone (NYSE: BX) (“Blackstone”) and Vista Equity Partners (“Vista”) today announced that private equity funds managed by those firms have agreed to acquire Ellucian (the “Company”), a leading higher education technology solutions provider, from TPG Capital, the private equity platform of global alternative asset firm TPG, and Leonard Green & Partners, L.P. (“LGP”). Blackstone and Vista will invest in Ellucian through their respective long-term private equity strategies, which hold investments for longer periods than traditional private equity.

Ellucian delivers

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‘Xi Jinping is my spiritual leader’: China’s education drive in Tibet

Under clear blue skies, rugged peaks and the spectacular Potala Palace, one image is ubiquitous in Tibet’s capital city Lhasa: portraits of Chinese President Xi Jinping and fellow leaders.

In a rare and tightly chaperoned government tour of the region last week, a Reuters journalist saw the portraits in classrooms, streets, religious institutions, houses, and the bedroom of a Buddhist monk.

More than a dozen other reporters were also on the trip.

China is broadening a political education campaign as it celebrates the 70th anniversary of its control over Tibet.

Chinese officials say the campaign is key to the future

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Public colleges and universities under fire for promoting controversial education loans

Public colleges and universities are facing criticism from consumer advocates for advertising high-cost private loans to students in nondegree programs.

A report being released Friday by the Student Borrower Protection Center (SBPC) accuses schools, such as Virginia Tech and Indiana University, of promoting specialty finance companies that can charge double-digit interest for loans with opaque terms. The advocacy group, founded by former Consumer Financial Protection Bureau official Seth Frotman, says colleges could be violating federal rules by failing to disclose arrangements with the lenders.

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Abre.io Recognized for K-12 Education Technology Innovation in 2021 EdTech Breakthrough Awards Program | Ohio

CINCINNATI, June 10, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Abre.io (Abre), K–12’s leading administration platform provider to support the whole child, today announced that EdTech Breakthrough, a leading market intelligence organization that recognizes the top companies and solutions in the global educational technology market, has selected Abre.io as the winner of its “Education Administration Solution of the Year” award for the second straight year in the third annual EdTech Breakthrough Awards program.

Abre is K-12’s most flexible platform for today’s complex learning communities, providing software apps and solutions to reduce tech stack fragmentation and leverage student information in and out

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