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College Board Strips Topics From AP Black History Class After Criticism From DeSantis

The Black Lives Matter movement, Black feminist literary thought, Black queer studies, and slavery reparations are no longer subjects to be taught in Advanced Placement classes nationwide.

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DeSantis’ Handpicked Trustee at the New College of Florida Wants to Fire Every Teacher

This could move the college, a haven for marginalized students, away from diversity, equity, and inclusion programs, as well as teaching of critical race theory.

US President Joe Biden announces student loan relief with Education Secretary Miguel Cardona (R) on August 24, 2022 in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, DC. - Biden announced that most US university graduates still trying to pay off student loans will get $10,000 of relief to address a decades-old headache of massive educational debt across the country. (Photo by OLIVIER DOULIERY / AFP) (Photo by OLIVIER DOULIERY/AFP via Getty Images)
Biden’s New Student Loan Repayment Plan Would Help Millions of Working and Middle-Class Americans 

Under the new plan, borrowers who earn less than roughly $30,600 a year would owe $0 a month on their federal student loans, effectively pausing them. A borrower who’s in a family of four and makes less than roughly $62,400 would also see their payments paused.

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DeSantis’ Rejection of AP African American Studies May Violate State Law, Says Palm Beach Sen. Bobby Powell

The governor has twisted a course designed to enrich the understanding of American history into "a tool for propaganda and political ambitions," says Powell.

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DeSantis’ War on Equality Continues as His Administration Rejects Proposal for AP African American Studies Class

The course was launched this academic year in 60 schools across the country and is set to expand to hundreds of high schools before all schools can begin offering it in 2024-25.

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DeSantis Targets the Freedom and Privacy of Students, Asks Universities to Hand Over Transgender Medical Treatment Data

The governor has been criticized by LGBTQ advocates for policies seen as discriminatory, including banning instruction on sexual and gender identity.

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‘We Cannot Allow These Threats Against Free Speech to Continue’: Professors Ask Judge to Block DeSantis’ Censorship Effort

The Republican governor in late December requested that state colleges submit spending data and other information on programs related to diversity, equity and inclusion, and critical race theory.