Poll finds Americans want teachers to pass certification exams (The Atlantic): A new Gallup poll found 81 percent of respondents say they would favor a certification exam for teachers. Sixty percent also said they would like admissions requirements for teacher colleges to be more rigorous.
Activist group buys out debt of Everest College students (NPR): A group called Rolling Jubilee has erased the debt of about 3,000 Everest College students by collecting donations and then scooping up delinquent loans on the secondary market. Everest College is part of a network of for-profit schools that is being sued by the federal government over alleged predatory lending practices.
Nonprofit seeks out low-income students for top-level schools (The New York Times): QuestBridge operates under one simple promise to students: If you get in, you can go.