New iPads For Classrooms; College Graduation Gaps; Teachers Lose Grants

Plus positive trends in school-related crime, and teacher protests around the county, in our weekly education news roundup.
Maggie Webb, a junior high school math teacher at Clark Avenue School in Chelsea, Mass., volunteered to teach in a high-needs area in exchange for a federal grant called the TEACH grant. But a new report found that Webb and thousands of others had their grants converted to loans because of seemingly minor issues. Source: Kayana Szymczak for NPR

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Thousands of teachers have government grants converted to loans

An reports that upwards of 12,000 teachers who volunteered to teach in high-needs areas, in exchange for a federal grant called the TEACH grant, had their grants converted to loans

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