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Native American Equity Initiative Planned to Strengthen Tribal Education
Education
Native American Equity Initiative Planned to Strengthen Tribal Education
2021-10-13 15:55:17
by Reece Nations

WASHINGTON — The White House will institute a new federal policy initiative to help advance educational equity and economic opportunity for Native Americans by vitalizing tribal colleges and universities. The executive order, signed by President Joe Biden on Monday, designates... Read More

Education
Ed Dept. Officials Tell Congress Students Are Protected for In-Class Education
2021-10-01 19:52:21
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON -- Biden administration officials tried to assure a Senate panel Thursday that the nation’s schools are following the right strategy to remain open while minimizing the risk of spreading COVID-19. The new school year is barely a month old... Read More

Education
Education Department Establishing New Rulemaking Committee
2021-08-09 15:57:30
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Education published a notice in the Federal Register Monday establishing a negotiated rulemaking committee that will meet virtually beginning in October to rewrite regulations for Public Service Loan forgiveness, income-contingent repayment plans, and borrower... Read More

Education
The Department of Education Temporarily Changes Federal Aid Verification Process
2021-07-15 20:38:54
by Ansley Puckett

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Education announced Tuesday that it will make temporary changes to the Federal Aid Verification Process for the 2021-2022 award year.   According to the Department, more than 3 million potential Pell Grant recipients are selected... Read More

Education
States Encouraged to Apply for Second Disbursement of American Rescue Plan Funding
2021-07-06 19:08:05
by Ansley Puckett

The U.S. Department of Education invited states and school districts on Tuesday to apply for the additional $600 million in American Rescue Plan Funds for students experiencing homelessness.  The $600 million is the second disbursement of the $800 million in... Read More

Education
Department of Education Releases $3 Billion in American Rescue Plan Funds
2021-07-06 15:21:03
by Ansley Puckett

WASHINGTON-The U.S. Department of Education released more than $3 billion in American Rescue Plan funds to states on Thursday to support infants, toddlers, children and youth with disabilities.  The funding will help aid around 7.9 million infants and students under... Read More

Education
FAFSA Simplification Act Delayed
2021-06-17 19:34:48
by Ansley Puckett

WASHINGTON - The Free Application for Federal Student Aid Simplification Act, which will implement changes to simplify the FAFSA application process, has been delayed by a year. On Friday, the Office of Federal Student Aid announced that the act will... Read More

Civil Rights
Department of Education Confirms Title IX Protects Gay and Transgender Students
2021-06-16 20:12:01
by Ansley Puckett

WASHINGTON- The U.S. Department of Education confirmed Wednesday that Title IX protects students from discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 prohibits discrimination based on sex in any educational activity or... Read More

Education
Loan Relief Granted to Defrauded For-Profit College Students

The U.S. Education Department said Wednesday it's erasing student debt for thousands of borrowers who attended a for-profit college chain that made exaggerated claims about its graduates' success in finding jobs. The Biden administration said it is approving 18,000 loan... Read More

Education
Education Department Highlights American Rescue Plan Beneficiaries
2021-06-15 18:34:40
by Ansley Puckett

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Education posted 28 plans Monday describing how various states intend to use the American Rescue Plan Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief funds to support students, schools and educators. The fund provides almost $122... Read More

Education
Biden Taps Sandra Bruce to Be Inspector General for Ed Dept.
2021-06-15 18:30:54
by Ansley Puckett

WASHINGTON - President Joe Biden announced seven nominations on Friday, including his nominee for Inspector General of the Department of Education, Sandra Bruce. If confirmed, Bruce will be tasked with auditing and investigating DOE programs to combat fraud, waste and... Read More

Education
Biden’s Back-to-School Goals on Target
2021-06-14 17:29:20
by Ansley Puckett

On Thursday, U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona responded to the results of the April 2021 National Center for Education Statistics Survey on schools reopening. The NAEP launched the NAEP School Survey in February, which surveyed approximately 3,500 schools each... Read More

Education
DoEd Advancing Equity in Education
2021-06-14 17:22:07
by Ansley Puckett

The Department of Education is taking action to advance equity in education and ensure that schools are serving students across the nation. According to a release on Wednesday, the Department of Education has published a report detailing the varying impacts... Read More

Education
Senators Collins and Hassan Protect Funding for Nearly 200 Rural, Low-Income School Districts
2021-01-04 14:46:35
by Sean Trambley

WASHINGTON — Last week, U.S. Sens. Susan Collins, R-Maine, and Maggie Hassan, D-N.H., announced they successfully reversed a Department of Education decision that jeopardized funding for nearly 200 rural, low-income school districts.  A provision they negotiated was included in the... Read More

Education
Federal Judge Blocks DoEd Rule Favoring More CARES Act Funding for Private Schools
2020-08-24 21:16:58
by Sara Wilkerson

SEATTLE - A federal judge ruled last week in favor of Seattle Attorney General Bob Ferguson's request to block a Department of Education rule that required school districts to either share a larger percentage of federal funding with private schools... Read More

Education
NAACP Sues ED For ‘Robbing’ Public Schools of Coronavirus Funding
2020-07-23 14:10:06
by Gaspard Le Dem

WASHINGTON - The NAACP is adding its voice to a broad legal challenge of a rule by the U.S. Department of Education that diverts COVID-19 relief aid away from public schools to benefit private education.  The powerful civil rights organization... Read More

Education
Virus Spread, Not Politics Should Guide Schools, Doctors Say

As the Trump administration pushes full steam ahead to force schools to resume in-person education, public health experts warn that a one-size-fits-all reopening could drive infection and death rates even higher. They’re urging a more cautious approach, which many local... Read More

Education
Student Advocates Sue Education Dept. for Wage Garnishments in Loan Defaults
2020-05-04 13:07:35
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON - Higher education advocacy groups are suing the U.S. Education Department for continuing to garnish the wages of persons who default on student loan payments during the coronavirus epidemic. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos announced March 25 her department would... Read More

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