Stories tagged: "education"

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 Administration Makes It Easier to Discharge Student Loan Debt Through Bankruptcy

Prior to this move, student loan debt—unlike credit card bills, medical bills, and most other forms of debt—was not eligible to be automatically wiped away when a person filed for bankruptcy.

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Judge Blocks DeSantis ‘Dystopian’ Law Restricting How Race and Gender Can Be Taught in Colleges

In a ruling that called the legislation "positively dystopian" and a threat to democracy, a temporary injunction was issued against the governor's so-called "Stop Woke Act."

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DeSantis Appointees Dismiss Broward Schools Superintendent in Their Last Week on the Job

All five board members voting against Superintendent Vickie Cartwright in Florida's most Democratic-leaning county were appointed in August by the governor.

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President of Major Teachers’ Union Condemns DeSantis Control Over Florida Classrooms

Randi Weingarten criticized the atmosphere of fear among teachers and the attack on the freedom to read.

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Miami-Dade School Board Votes Down Recognizing LGBTQ Month

Created “mostly to recognize the dignity and the respect for each other,” the measure was rejected in the nation's fourth largest school system.

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DeSantis Continues to Impose His Agenda on Florida School Boards

More than almost any other national figure, Gov. Ron DeSantis has led the charge in turning culture war fights over anti-racism policies, sexuality, and COVID-19 restrictions in schools into national issues.

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Charlie Crist Chooses Teachers Union Leader as Running Mate

The selection of Karla Hernandez-Mats ensures a campaign focus on education, an arena where DeSantis has had success in animating his conservative base.