Stories tagged: "higher education"

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DeSantis’ Handpicked Trustees Eliminate New College of Florida’s Diversity Office

The decision comes as the governor, widely expected to seek the GOP presidential nomination in 2024, has said a key goal for Florida's higher education system is to defund DEI programs so they "whither on the vine" on campuses.

Student debt relief advocates gather outside the Supreme Court on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2023, ahead of arguments over President Joe Biden's student debt relief plan. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
The Supreme Court Is Hearing Arguments About Biden’s Student Loan Cancellation Plan on Tuesday. Here’s What You Need to Know

About 90% of the benefits from Biden's plan will go to families earning less than $75,000 according to the White House, but a group of Republican-led states have sued to block it.

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Florida College Students Plan Walkout Against DeSantis’ Attacks on Higher Education

The “Stand for Freedom” march planned to take place on Thursday on Florida college campuses comes in response to Gov. Ron DeSantis’ efforts to move colleges away from diversity, equity, and inclusion programs.

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DeSantis Ally Chosen to Lead New College Gets $400,000 Raise From Governor’s Fellow Loyalists

The appointment comes after the governor appointed six new conservative trustees tasked with transforming the New College, long known as a progressive institution and haven for LGBTQ students.

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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.