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StudySync Announces the 2020 StudySync Media Contest
Annual awards program recognizes top middle school and high school ELA multimedia student productions

Sonoma, CA (Jan. 21, 2020) – For the seventh year in a row, StudySync is hosting its annual Media Contest, in which students with a creative strength in media have an opportunity to demonstrate their originality and media production abilities by creating themed video shorts, podcasts, or digital posters. To enter, teams of students collaborate to produce a StudySync TV-styled video, an original podcast, a StudySync-styled Preview video, or a digital novel poster.

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Taxpayers Fund College Degrees That Don’t Pay Off

Late last year, the Education Department publicly released the typical student debt and starting salary for graduates of thousands of higher education programs nationwide. A new interactive tool from the Texas Public Policy Foundation (TPPF) puts this data to innovative use, showing where the typical student’s debt burden is high relative to her earnings. It’s a useful tool for students, but it also exposes the hypocrisy and limitations of past federal government approaches to accountability for the colleges and universities that soak up billions in taxpayer dollars every year.

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Universities Aren’t Making a Lot of Money From University Research

For those and other reasons, and at a time when they would seem to be searching for new sources of revenue, U.S. colleges and universities are producing a surprisingly small proportion of the nation’s patents and startups and making so little money from licensing inventions that, at many schools, it doesn’t even cover the cost of managing them.

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Universities Aren’t Making a Lot of Money From University Research

For those and other reasons, and at a time when they would seem to be searching for new sources of revenue, U.S. colleges and universities are producing a surprisingly small proportion of the nation’s patents and startups and making so little money from licensing inventions that, at many schools, it doesn’t even cover the cost of managing them.

Click here to read the entire story.

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Defrauded College Students Will No Longer Be Taxed on Their Canceled Loans

Student loan borrowers whose education debt has been canceled because their college closed or engaged in fraud will no longer face a tax bill, relief that arrives as applications for forgiveness continue to grow.

On Wednesday, the Internal Revenue Service issued guidance shielding borrowers from having their discharged federal and private loans treated as taxable income. The measure is effective for education loans canceled on or after Jan. 1, 2016. Anyone affected by the new policy may claim a credit or refund for an overpayment of taxes.