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2023-01-17 17:02:18
by Kate Michael
Student Mental Health Surveys Forecast College Retention Troubles

WASHINGTON — Perhaps the highest percentage to date — 76% — of undergraduate college students surveyed in a 2021 Gallup... Read More

WASHINGTON — Perhaps the highest percentage to date — 76% — of undergraduate college students surveyed in a 2021 Gallup poll suggested that they have considered dropping out of college due to mental health concerns. This statistic was recently shared... Read More

2023-01-10 20:55:10
by Dan McCue
Former Rep. Elaine Luria Named Georgetown Spring Fellow

WASHINGTON — Former Democratic Rep. Elaine Luria, of Virginia, will be a fellow at Georgetown University this spring, sharing her... Read More

WASHINGTON — Former Democratic Rep. Elaine Luria, of Virginia, will be a fellow at Georgetown University this spring, sharing her experiences as a member of the House Select Committee to Investigate the Jan. 6 Attack on the U.S. Capitol over... Read More

Feds Propose 'Student Loan Safety Net' Alongside Forgiveness

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is moving forward with a proposal that would lower student debt payments for millions... Read More

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is moving forward with a proposal that would lower student debt payments for millions of Americans now and in the future, offering a new route to repay federal loans under far more generous terms.... Read More

2023-01-09 14:49:52
by Dan McCue
Ben Sasse Makes It Official, Leaves Senate

WASHINGTON — Sen. Ben Sasse, R-Neb., officially resigned from the Senate on Sunday to become the next president of the... Read More

WASHINGTON — Sen. Ben Sasse, R-Neb., officially resigned from the Senate on Sunday to become the next president of the University of Florida. Sasse, who previously led Midland University, a small private college in Fremont, Nebraska, submitted his resignation last... Read More

2022-12-01 22:49:58
by Dan McCue
Supreme Court to Hear Challenge to Biden Student Loan Program

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Thursday agreed to decide whether President Joe Biden can proceed with his student loan... Read More

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Thursday agreed to decide whether President Joe Biden can proceed with his student loan forgiveness program, saying it will hear oral arguments in February, with the date to be determined. As is their custom,... Read More

2022-11-22 21:28:06
by Dan McCue
Administration Extends Student Loan Payment Pause Through June

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration on Tuesday afternoon extended its pause of federal student loan repayments to June 30, 2023,... Read More

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration on Tuesday afternoon extended its pause of federal student loan repayments to June 30, 2023, saying the move was necessary to give the U.S. Supreme Court time to rule in a case challenging the program.... Read More

Schools Struggle to Staff Up for Youth Mental Health Crisis

Mira Ugwuadu felt anxious and depressed when she returned to her high school in Cobb County, Georgia, last fall after... Read More

Mira Ugwuadu felt anxious and depressed when she returned to her high school in Cobb County, Georgia, last fall after months of remote learning, so she sought help. But her school counselor kept rescheduling their meetings because she had so... Read More

2022-11-14 19:49:33
by Dan McCue
8th Circuit Blocks Student Debt Relief Program Nationwide

ST. LOUIS, Mo. — The 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals issued a nationwide injunction Monday temporarily barring the Biden... Read More

ST. LOUIS, Mo. — The 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals issued a nationwide injunction Monday temporarily barring the Biden administration from moving forward with its student loan debt relief program. In August, President Joe Biden had rolled out a... Read More

2022-11-11 21:43:09
by Tom Ramstack
Federal Judge Orders End to Student Debt Relief Plan

DALLAS, Texas — A federal judge in Texas on Thursday blocked the Biden administration’s plan to wipe out as much... Read More

DALLAS, Texas — A federal judge in Texas on Thursday blocked the Biden administration’s plan to wipe out as much as $20,000 in student debt for millions of borrowers. He said the plan exceeds the authority of the president without... Read More

2022-11-01 14:29:46
by Dan McCue
Supreme Court Seems Ready to Narrow Affirmative Action’s Role in College Admissions

WASHINGTON — For decades colleges and universities across the country have used affirmative action in their admissions programs to foster... Read More

WASHINGTON — For decades colleges and universities across the country have used affirmative action in their admissions programs to foster diversity on campus. On Monday, however, the conservative supermajority on the high court signaled they are ready to sharply curtail... Read More

2022-10-31 13:40:27
by Dan McCue
White House to Invest $84.5M in Clean Energy Improvements for K-12 Schools

WASHINGTON — The White House plans to spend nearly $85 million to make K-12 schools more energy efficient and lower... Read More

WASHINGTON — The White House plans to spend nearly $85 million to make K-12 schools more energy efficient and lower their energy costs. According to the Notice of Intent released through the Energy Department, the funding is the first tranche... Read More

2022-10-25 21:05:41
by TWN Staff
HHS Invests $13M in Growing Nursing Workforce

WASHINGTON — The Department of Health and Human Services last week awarded $13 million to bolster nursing education and training... Read More

WASHINGTON — The Department of Health and Human Services last week awarded $13 million to bolster nursing education and training and grow the nursing workforce.  According to administration officials, one significant factor constraining admissions to nursing schools is the limited... Read More

2022-10-21 23:43:24
by Dan McCue
8th Circuit Puts Brakes on Biden Student Loan Forgiveness Program

WASHINGTON – Less than 24 hours after a federal judge said it could proceed, a federal appeals court has temporarily... Read More

WASHINGTON – Less than 24 hours after a federal judge said it could proceed, a federal appeals court has temporarily pumped the brakes on President Biden’s student loan forgiveness program. The temporary stay of the program by the 8th U.S.... Read More

2022-10-21 13:28:37
by Dan McCue
Justice Amy Coney Barrett Tosses Bid to Block Biden Student Loan Forgiveness

WASHINGTON — Justice Amy Coney Barrett on Thursday evening turned down, without explanation, an emergency request from a Wisconsin taxpayers... Read More

WASHINGTON — Justice Amy Coney Barrett on Thursday evening turned down, without explanation, an emergency request from a Wisconsin taxpayers group to halt the Biden administration's student loan relief plan. Barrett, who handles appeals from the 7th U.S. Circuit Court... Read More

Here's How You Can Apply for Student Loan Forgiveness

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Monday officially kicked off the application process for his student debt cancellation program, opening the... Read More

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Monday officially kicked off the application process for his student debt cancellation program, opening the door for millions of Americans to apply for up to $20,000 in forgiveness. The Biden administration touts it as a... Read More

2022-10-17 13:46:52
by Natalie McCormick
UNC Students Worry Pending Supreme Court Case Will Undercut Efforts at Diversity

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — At the heart of the University of North Carolina admissions process there is a mission statement... Read More

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — At the heart of the University of North Carolina admissions process there is a mission statement promising the institution will educate a diverse student body to become the next generation of great leaders.  On Monday, Oct.... Read More

2022-10-11 20:17:51
by Tom Ramstack
Opposition Grows to Virginia Policy on Transgender Student Rights

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The City of Alexandria is telling Virginia’s state leadership its schools will not comply with the proposed... Read More

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The City of Alexandria is telling Virginia’s state leadership its schools will not comply with the proposed Model Policies denying special accommodations for transgender students that face a final deadline this month. A letter Mayor Justin Wilson... Read More

Conservative PACs Inject Millions Into Local School Races

As Republicans and Democrats fight for control of Congress this fall, a growing collection of conservative political action groups is... Read More

As Republicans and Democrats fight for control of Congress this fall, a growing collection of conservative political action groups is targeting its efforts closer to home: at local school boards. Their aim is to gain control of more school systems... Read More

2022-10-05 20:03:15
by Dan McCue
Schools and Libraries Impacted by Storms to Net Lion’s Share of $96M in Connectivity Funding

WASHINGTON — Schools and libraries impacted by Hurricanes Fiona and Ian will net the lion’s share of $96 million in... Read More

WASHINGTON — Schools and libraries impacted by Hurricanes Fiona and Ian will net the lion’s share of $96 million in new funding through the Federal Communications Commission’s Emergency Connectivity Fund. The new funding will support applications for broadband services and... Read More

Kids With Disabilities Face Off-the-Books School Suspensions

The phone call from her son’s school was alarming. The assistant principal told her to come to the school immediately.... Read More

The phone call from her son’s school was alarming. The assistant principal told her to come to the school immediately. But when Lisa Manwell arrived at Pioneer Middle School in Plymouth, Michigan, her son wasn’t sick or injured. He was... Read More

2022-09-30 21:09:08
by Tom Ramstack
Biden’s Student Loan Rules Revised While States Sue to Stop the Debt Relief

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration changed its rules on who qualifies for student loan forgiveness Thursday as seven states filed... Read More

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration changed its rules on who qualifies for student loan forgiveness Thursday as seven states filed lawsuits to block the plan that would wipe away $10,000 of debt for most borrowers. The states said in their... Read More

2022-09-22 17:13:16
by Tom Ramstack
Virginia’s Governor Removes Protections for Transgender Public School Students

RICHMOND, Va. — Virginia's governor is facing threats of a major civil rights dispute after he announced this month that... Read More

RICHMOND, Va. — Virginia's governor is facing threats of a major civil rights dispute after he announced this month that the state’s schools will no longer be required to accommodate special requests for transgender students. All students will be allowed... Read More

2022-09-16 18:04:55
by Tom Ramstack
Court Order Requiring Yeshiva Univ. to Recognize Gay Rights Group Remains in Place for Now

WASHINGTON — The legal fight isn’t over after the U.S. Supreme Court this week declined to overturn a state court... Read More

WASHINGTON — The legal fight isn’t over after the U.S. Supreme Court this week declined to overturn a state court order requiring New York’s Yeshiva University to give official recognition to a student gay rights group. The university said the... Read More

2022-08-24 17:30:00
by Dan McCue
Biden Administration to Cancel Some Student Loan Debt

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden will announce today that he is canceling $10,000 in student loan debt for individuals earning... Read More

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden will announce today that he is canceling $10,000 in student loan debt for individuals earning $125,000 or less per year and extending the pandemic-related moratorium on repayment of loans for all borrowers through the end... Read More

2022-08-23 21:55:25
by Dan McCue
Ed Dept. Announces Student Loan Forgiveness Has Surpassed $10B

WASHINGTON — With the White House reportedly poised to announce plans to cancel a significant amount of student debt on... Read More

WASHINGTON — With the White House reportedly poised to announce plans to cancel a significant amount of student debt on Wednesday, the Education Department revealed it has approved more than $1 billion in student debt relief through its public service... Read More

2022-08-19 14:19:36
by Eden Metzger
Kids Throw on Their Backpacks and Get the Vaccine

ROCHESTER, Minn. — Children aged 6 months and up are able to receive a vaccine just in time for the... Read More

ROCHESTER, Minn. — Children aged 6 months and up are able to receive a vaccine just in time for the first day of school. "We strongly encourage everyone to make sure their child is up to date with their COVID-19... Read More

2022-08-19 14:18:11
by Eden Metzger
Preparing Athletes for a Successful Season

HOUSTON, Texas — As school begins this fall students are ready to get back on the field and court. Dr.... Read More

HOUSTON, Texas — As school begins this fall students are ready to get back on the field and court. Dr. Theodore Shybut, assistant professor of orthopedic surgery and sports medicine at Baylor College of Medicine, advises parents and students on... Read More

2022-08-12 21:05:37
by Dan McCue
What the Latest COVID Guidance Means for Back to School

WASHINGTON — A hit in the early 1970s featured children in its final refrain singing, “no more pencils, no more... Read More

WASHINGTON — A hit in the early 1970s featured children in its final refrain singing, “no more pencils, no more books, no more teacher’s dirty looks.” If the song were updated this year, Alice Cooper might be tempted to have... Read More

2022-08-09 20:11:58
by Tom Ramstack
School Requirements on COVID-19 Protections Vary Widely

WASHINGTON — The new school year starts within weeks with questions about what protections against COVID-19 will be required of students... Read More

WASHINGTON — The new school year starts within weeks with questions about what protections against COVID-19 will be required of students still unresolved in many states and counties. Most states have eliminated vaccine requirements but some cling to masks, either as... Read More

2022-07-20 23:11:54
by Natalie McCormick
Media Literacy Seen as Priority by Delaware Lawmakers

DOVER, Del. — As its session drew to a close in June, the Delaware State Senate passed a bill addressing... Read More

DOVER, Del. — As its session drew to a close in June, the Delaware State Senate passed a bill addressing what a majority of its members agreed was a pressing need to teach media literacy in schools throughout the state. ... Read More

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