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2014-09-19 08:27:53

Investment Round Led by New School Ventures, Crosslink Capital and Runa Capital with Participation From Top Education-Focused Backers Kapor Capital, Imagine K12, Romulus Capital and EdMentor VC SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- SchoolMint, the leading provider of mobile and online enrollment and school choice systems for K-12 public, charter and private schools, announced that it has raised $2.2 million in Seed financing. This funding was led by New School Ventures Fund,...

2013-09-21 23:03:31

Debt Consolidation USA publishes an article on their website to reveal tips on how to keep student debt from being too high. Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) September 21, 2013 In an article published on September 17, 2013, Debt Consolidation USA uses their website to help parents and college students find tips to lower the need for student loans. The website believes that all it takes is some preparation to keep college education costs low. The goal is to lower the amount that the parent and...

2013-02-22 12:28:11

Women Need College Degree More to Get Good Job Student loans provide more help to women than they do for men in encouraging graduation from college, a new nationwide study reveals. Findings showed that, on average, taking out loans actually makes graduation more likely for all students. But at a certain point — which is about $2,000 lower for men than for women — debt has diminishing returns and becomes less effective at boosting chances of graduation. One reason loans...

India's Private School Students Do Not Outperform Public Students
2012-10-11 11:03:09

Contrary to past research, private school students in India do not outperform their counterparts in public schools, finds a new study by a Michigan State University education researcher. The study challenges the claim that private schools are superior — a hot issue in India and other developing countries that are expanding K-12 educational offerings. During the past decade, some 40 million children have entered India´s education system, giving rise to a growth in privately run...

Local Control Of Schools Supported By Americans
2012-07-18 06:53:03

Despite criticism that local school boards are “dinosaurs” that need to be replaced, Americans support local control of their schools, Michigan State University education scholars argue in a new paper. The public believes that all three levels of government — local, state and federal — should be involved in education policy and that local officials should be in charge of day-to-day operations of the schools, said Rebecca Jacobsen, lead researcher on the project....

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