Education
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Parents exploit financial aid loophole

Education | The latest college admissions scandal costs taxpayers and needy students
by Mary Jackson
Posted 8/14/19, 03:36 pm

Some Chicago-area parents have been gaming the financial aid system to get scholarships for their children that should go to needy students. A recent investigation by ProPublica and The Wall Street Journal uncovered the technically legal but unethical practice of parents transferring custody of their college-bound children to friends and relatives who make less money. Coming on the heels of the college bribery admissions racket in which 19 wealthy parents face criminal charges, the Chicago scandal puts more pressure on the U.S.

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eVarsity blues

Education | Does competitive video gaming belong on college campuses?
by Laura Edghill
Posted 7/31/19, 03:51 pm

Colleges across the country are embracing competitive video gaming as a sport. Top high school gamers can now apply for “e-sports” scholarships, and universities are spending millions on state-of-the-art gaming facilities. But the acceptance of e-sports at the college level could have negative repercussions on students’ mental health.

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Parents united

Education | Support for school choice, worry about student debt cross party lines
by Laura Edghill
Posted 7/24/19, 05:29 pm

Parents across the political spectrum agree that student debt and school choice are the two most pressing concerns about their children’s education, according to a new survey from K12, a provider of educational programs for individuals, families, and schools.

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