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A dark-skinned demonstrator holds up a sign that says "President Biden: thank you for canceling student debt."
Sep 30, 2022
In another development, six states sue the Biden administration over the loan-forgiveness plan.

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May 14, 2021
President Biden's nominee for assistant secretary for civil rights is no stranger to the Department of Education -- Catherine Lhamon held the same position during the Obama administration.
March 8, 2021
Advisory group's recommendation last week puts troubled accreditor's federal recognition in jeopardy for a second time -- a possible death knell.
January 4, 2021
The racial and wealth inequality built into our nation's most viable system of opportunity -- the education sector -- should be at the forefront of any policy conversation, argues Stella M. Flores.
December 10, 2020
The bankruptcy case began in 2014 after Anthem parent FCC Holdings Inc. was accused of predrawing federal financial aid dollars based on unsubstantiated enrollment projections.
August 25, 2020
A long list of speakers will appear at the Republican National Convention this week, but Education Secretary Betsy DeVos won't be among them.
May 7, 2020
U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is coming under fire for spreading millions in stimulus aid to institutions with barely any students, while other colleges struggle.
May 7, 2020
The Trump administration’s new rules narrow the focus of Title IX. Government should now focus more on prevention than on enforcement, Joy Blanchard argues.
April 9, 2020
The U.S. Department of Education has released its plan for distributing $14 billion of the federal stimulus to colleges and universities. The list of planned allocations for each institution can be found here.
April 1, 2020
Canceling student debt has become a cause among progressives. But behind the scenes, they had different views on including it in the stimulus package.
March 23, 2020
A $1.6 trillion Senate Republican economic stimulus proposal during the coronavirus crisis stalled over disputes, including how to help student loan borrowers.

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