Tag Archives: Department of Education

White House Extends Student Loan Pause Through May 1

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On Wednesday, the White House and the U.S. Department of Education announced a 90-day extension of the pause on student loan repayment, interest, and collections through May 1, 2022. The extension will allow the Administration to assess the impacts of the Omicron variant on student borrowers and provide additional time …

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Changes Coming To The Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program

On Wednesday, the U.S. Department of Education announced an overhaul of the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) Program that it will implement over the next year to make the program live up to its promise. This policy will result in 22,000 borrowers who have consolidated loans—including previously ineligible loans—being immediately eligible …

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20 States Sue Biden Administration Over Transgender Protections

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Twenty Republican-led states are suing the Biden administration to stop the enforcement of what they say is a “regulatory overreach” in federal guidelines that ensure protections for transgender individuals from discrimination at work and in school. The states are being led by Tennessee’s Republican Attorney General Herbert H. Slatery III. “This case …

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5 States Under Investigation For Prohibiting Mask Mandates In Schools

On Monday, the United States Department of Education announced that five states are under investigation by their civil rights enforcement arm to determine whether policies banning mask mandates in schools are discriminatory against students with disabilities. The bureau wants to ensure that students with disabilities are provided with equal educational opportunities. …

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