"Atif Qarni, the education secretary appointed by Gov. Ralph Northam, has exited his post to head to Temple University as the new managing director of its Hope Center for College, Community and Justice. He will be replaced by Frances Bradford, who has served as the deputy secretary of education under Northam," reports the Richmond Times-Dispatch.
The State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV) today released the results of Virginia Educated, a comprehensive survey of graduates from Virginia public universities from 2007-2018 conducted on behalf of SCHEV by the Survey and Evaluation Research Laboratory at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), with assistance from a survey advisory committee, SCHEV staff, the Virginia Economic Development Partnership, VCU colleagues and subject matter experts.
This first of a four-part series explores "a hidden type of debt affecting thousands of Virginia college students. It’s not federal student loans — which dominates most of the headlines. It’s money owed directly to institutions, called direct-to-school debt" and how it "is creating hardships for students, making it difficult for them to complete their degrees and advance their careers," reports VPM News.
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