Emily Olivares

For the past decade, secret donors have paid tuition for students who graduate from Kalamazoo public schools to attend public universities in Michigan. “I don’t think I would be in the same place in life right now if it wasn’t for this program,” said Emily Olivares, 22. A program called Kalamazoo Promise paid for Olivares’ tuition…

ITT web page

ITT Educational Services announced Tuesday it is closing its doors immediately. The for-profit company offered online and on-campus courses to about 40,000 students. The company accused the U.S. government of treating it unfairly. The U.S. Department of Education released a statement saying ITT had been “the subject of numerous state and federal investigations” in recent…

Practicing English

Is there anything more embarrassing for an English learner than being asked to repeat what you just said? Twice, thrice (that means three times) … each pointing out that you have not mastered English. Yet. (Worse is when the American you’re speaking with RAISES THEIR VOICE as if you are deaf instead of struggling.) Mastering…