Reporter covering the economics of education Education: Columbia University, New York University Danielle Douglas-Gabriel covers student debt for The Washington Post. Danielle joined the national economy desk in July 2012 from Capital Business, a Post publication where she served as the local retail, hospitality and banking reporter. Before Capital Business, Danielle was the managing editor of Real Estate Forum, a commercial real estate trade magazine. Her writing has appeared in EbonyJet.com, the New York Sun and the New York Amsterdam News. She is the recipient of fellowships from the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute and Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.
Paul Quinn College will become the first historically Black college to partner with Guild Education, a Denver-based firm that works with companies such as Walmart and Lowe’s to provide education benefits to employees.
Fears are rising of a "Lost Generation" of college students as low-income students, especially Black students, are dropping out of college or not enrolling. Many low-income students say they don’t have good enough Wifi at home to take online courses.
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and 48 state attorneys general secured a settlement with affiliates of Deutsche Bank to forgo collection of private student loans amassed by former ITT Tech students before the for-profit chain folded in 2016.
The Education Department has rejected 94 percent of the debt relief claims it has processed since April from students who say they were defrauded by their colleges, putting a proposed settlement with the group in jeopardy.
The agency is effectively extending the student loan payment moratorium put forth by Congress, ending confusion created by the president’s recent order to halt collection of payments through the end of the year.