State and National Education News

Recent news updates from a variety of sources here in Washington and around the country.

Highlights in the News from WFIS


Foreign-student recruiter shuts down, leaving Mass. schools in the lurch

…dozens of schools and more than 300 students in Massachusetts and across the country could be out hefty sums of money. Tuition bills are going unpaid, payments for students’ health insurance have ceased, and host families aren’t receiving their monthly stipends, even though the company collected tens of thousands of dollars from individual families to cover those expenditures.

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Few Parents Using 529s for K-12

According to a piece in USA Today, “Few parents are using 529 savings plan for their school-aged children’s tuition more than a year after the Trump administration first allowed the tax-advantaged funds to go to K-12 private education.” The article...

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Other news from around the country