Education

Connecticut Tech High School LPN Programs Not Accepting New Applicants, May Close

August 10, 2016
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Connecticut Tech High School LPN Programs Not Accepting New Applicants, May Close

By Kate Farrish Five technical high school programs that prepare students to become licensed practical nurses have stopped taking applications for new students as state officials are debating their future. While no decision has been made to close the programs, Ed Leavy, president of the State Vocational Federation of Teachers, said administrators have been...

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Tips For How To Pay Off Student Loans The Affordable Way

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has unveiled the student loan Payback Playbook, a set of prototype disclosures that outline a path to affordable payments for borrowers trying to avoid student debt distress. The Payback Playbook provides borrowers with personalized information about their repayment options from loan servicers so they can secure a monthly...

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Three Ct College Registered Nursing Programs Placed On Conditional Status

May 19, 2016
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Three Ct College Registered Nursing Programs Placed On Conditional Status

By Kate Farrish The state Board of Examiners for Nursing on Wednesday placed the registered nursing programs at three colleges on conditional status for one year because too many students have failed the R.N. licensing exam. The programs – at Central Connecticut State University in New Britain and Gateway Community College in New Haven...

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Colleges Failing to Educate Students about Debt

May 18, 2016
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By LowCards.Com 71% of this year’s college graduates did not receive credit or debt management classes, even though 69% of them will have to pay back student loans after graduation, according to an Experian survey released today. On average, students rewarded their schools a “C” when it came to preparing them to manage credit and...

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