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Biden's campaign made 2 promises on canceling student debt. He hasn't done either.

President Joe Biden. Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images Biden made campaign promises to cancel $10,000 in student debt per person and forgive debt for students from HBCUs and public colleges. As president, he has not yet followed through on either promise. The DOE has already canceled debt for defrauded borrowers and borrowers with disabilities. See more stories on Insider's business page. So far, President Joe Biden's Department of Education has acted to address the $1.7 trillion st...
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Biden eyes trashing Trump-era rules that advocates feared would silence sexual assault survivors on college campuses

US Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos speaks as Vice President Mike Pence listens during a White House Coronavirus Task Force press briefing at the US Department of Education July 8, 2020 in Washington, DC. Alex Wong/Getty Images Biden is directing the Education Department to review policies about sexual assault on college campuses. The controversial policies were instituted under Trump by Betsy DeVos. The president will direct the Education Department to determine if the rules mesh with h...
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Don't overlook student loan tax break on amounts paid before COVID relief

There's some good news for people paying student loans. Shortly after taking office on Jan. 20, President Joe Biden's directed the Department of Education to continue loan payment relief. The next day, the Department complied. "At the request of President Biden, the Acting Secretary of Education will extend the pause on federal student loan payments and collections and keep the interest rate at 0%," noted the brief statement on the Education Department's website. The Education Department announ...
Tags: Taxes, Education, Joe Biden, Biden, Sam, Irs, Department Of Education, Don, Internal Revenue Service, Magi, Education Department, U S Education Department, The Education Department, IRS Publication 970 Tax Benefits for Education

LA, Orange County schools receive National Blue Ribbon honors

Nine schools in Los Angeles County and five in Orange County were named National Blue Ribbon Schools on Thursday, Sept. 24, an honor bestowed on campuses based on their overall academic achievement or success in closing achievement gaps among group of students. The U.S. Department of Education recognized nearly 370 schools nationally, including 36 in California. The honor “affirms the hard work of educators, families and communities in creating safe and welcoming schools where students master ch...
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Trump Threatens To Cut Funding From Schools Over ‘Radical Left Indoctrination’

President Donald Trump threatened to yank federal funding from schools that provide education that he deems too left-wing on Friday. Trump complained on Twitter that “too many Universities and School Systems are about Radical Left Indoctrination, not Education.” “Therefore, I am telling the Treasury Department to re-examine their Tax-Exempt Status and/or Funding, which will be taken away if this Propaganda or Act Against Public Policy continues,” he tweeted. “Our children must be Educated, no...
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California schools can’t reopen without federal dollars, say state’s education leaders

California schools cannot reopen safely in the fall with such modifications as facemasks, smaller class sizes and frequent sanitation without additional funding, said state Superintendent of Instruction Tony Thurmond in a web conference with local school leaders Thursday, May 21. His plea came days after Gov. Gavin Newsom projected budget cuts for public schools by some $19 billion over two years as local school districts face mounting pandemic-related costs like technology purchases and food di...
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"Education Secretary Betsy DeVos' revised federal guidelines on how sexual assault allegations should be handled on college and K-12 campuses are the target of a federal lawsuit..."

"... filed Thursday claiming that the changes would 'inflict significant harm' on victims and 'dramatically undermine' their civil rights. The suit, filed [by the American Civil Liberties Union] on behalf of four advocacy groups for people who have been sexually assaulted, including Know Your IX and Girls for Gender Equity, is the first that seeks to block the Education Department's new provisions before they go into effect on Aug. 14. The rules championed by DeVos effectively bolster the rights...
Tags: Education, Law, Aclu, Rape, American Civil Liberties Union, Yahoo News, DeVos, Education Department, Ann Althouse, Sex And Education, Betsy DeVos, Girls for Gender Equity

Human lives matter more than education, but humans can still learn

The lockdown has exposed gross inequalities in education and society, but also gives us the opportunity to find new solutions The post Human lives matter more than education, but humans can still learn appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Education, Article, Unesco, Openaccess, Cyril Ramaphosa, Department of Basic Education, Education Department, Microsoft Teams, Coronavirus, COVID-19

South Africa’s education system is broken and unequal, and must be fixed without further delay

The Amnesty International report found that the South African government continues to miss its own education upgrading targets The post South Africa’s education system is broken and unequal, and must be fixed without further delay appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Sponsored, Education, Article, South Africa, Amnesty International, Education Department, Special Reports, Mail & Guardian, Amnesty International South Africa, Education Activism, Education Crisis, Education Infrastructure Grant, Schools South Africa, South African Education, Sponsored Education

Celebrating service, education & tax breaks on MLK Day

The birth of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. has been officially celebrated as a federal holiday on the third Monday of January for more than three decades. For 25 of those years, it's also been a Day of Service, during which we're all challenged to transform the King Holiday into a day of citizen action volunteer service in honor of the slain civil rights leader. There are various ways to honor Dr. King on his holiday. One recommended by the Corporation for National and Community Service ...
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Donald Trump Is Promising ‘Big Action’ on School Prayer to Rally Evangelical Voters

President Donald Trump is promising “big action” to promote school prayer, tapping into the long-controversial issue of religion in public schools as he seeks to rally the evangelicals who were key to his 2016 election. “We will not allow faithful Americans to be bullied by the hard left,” Trump said at a rally with evangelical supporters at a Florida megachurch on Jan. 3. “Very soon, I’ll be taking action to safeguard students’ and teachers’ First Amendment rights to pray in our sc...
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Warren Torches DeVos: She’s ‘The Worst Secretary Of Education We’ve Seen’

2020 Democratic candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) on Monday put Education Secretary Betsy DeVos on blast in an email vowing to appoint a former public school teacher to lead the Education department if she were to win the presidency. “I’ll just be blunt: Betsy DeVos is the worst Secretary of Education we’ve seen,” Warren wrote. “She and her team are up to their eyeballs in conflicts of interest. Instead of championing our students, they protect for-profit colleges that break the law and ...
Tags: News, Education, Elizabeth Warren, Warren, DeVos, Education Department, Sen Elizabeth Warren D MA, 2020 Elections, Betsy DeVos, Cristina Cabrera

Education, Societal Division and a Proposal

Überpost alert!   It is something I've been studying and thinking about since 1993, and writing about here for 15 years, so there will be a lot of internal links, external links, links to stuff that only exists because of the Internet Wayback Machine, etc. and a lot of stuff you've seen here before if you've been here very long. It's about a lot more than education, too, but it all starts there.Lets get on with it, shall we? "All who have meditated on the art of governing mankind have been con...
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Trump administration backs Asian-Americans in Harvard case

By MARIA DANILOVA, COLLIN BINKLEY and ERIC TUCKER The Associated Press WASHINGTON — The Justice Department on Thursday sided with Asian-American students suing Harvard University over the Ivy League school’s consideration of race in its admissions policy, the latest step in the Trump administration’s effort to encourage race-neutral admissions practices. The Justice Department said in a court filing Thursday that the school has failed to demonstrate that it does not discriminate on the basis of ...
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An Advocate for Israel Draws Fire as He Nears Confirmation to Civil Rights Post

Kenneth Marcus’s potential return to the Education Department has drawn criticism from civil rights groups that see his narrow focus on Israel as blinding him to other matters of bias.
Tags: News, Education, Israel, Minorities, Marcus, Boycott, DeVos, Education Department, United States Politics and Government, Colleges and Universities, Elizabeth (1958-, Education Department (US, Jews and Judaism, Civil Rights and Liberties, Senate Committee on Health, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS

DeVos further freezes Obama’s for-profit fraud protections

By MARIA DANILOVA WASHINGTON  — The Trump administration is further delaying Obama-era protections for students defrauded by for-profit colleges, saying it needs more time to write new regulations. Tuesday’s announcement renewed criticism by Democrats and advocacy groups that the administration favors the interests of for-profit universities over students. The Education Department posted a notice in the Federal Register saying it wants to delay the borrower defense rule until July 1, 2019, while...
Tags: Crime, News, Maryland, Education, Obama, Uncategorized, Sport, Soccer, Higher Education, Federal Register, Trump, Hess, Brian Frosh, American Enterprise Institute, Frosh, DeVos

"Education Secretary Betsy DeVos on Friday scrapped a key part of government policy on campus sexual assault..."

"... saying she was giving colleges more freedom to balance the rights of accused students with the need to crack down on serious misconduct," the NYT reports.The move, which involved rescinding two sets of guidelines several years old, was part of one of the fiercest battles in higher education today, over whether the Obama administration, in trying to get colleges to take sexual assault more seriously, had gone too far and created a system that treated the accused unfairly.The most controversi...
Tags: Education, Law, Obama, Rape, DeVos, Education Department, Ann Althouse, Betsy DeVos

Donald Trump’s 2018 Budget Slashes Education Department Funding by 13.5%

(WASHINGTON) — Education advocates say President Donald Trump’s budget contradicts his campaign pledge to make college more affordable with its proposed elimination of subsidized student loans and cuts in other programs that help students pay tuition. The 2018 budget, unveiled Tuesday, slashes funding for the Education Department by 13.5 percent. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos said…
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Bethune-Cookman University Officials Ought To Be Ashamed Of Themselves

Bethune-Cookman University, a historically Black university in Daytona Beach, Florida, has invited – and she has accepted – ironically titled Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos to be the commencement speaker next week. I’ve read several articles about this because I’ve honestly been trying to understand and what I’ve come up with is that there is no understanding to be had. Why an HBCU would chose to pick a member of Trump’s administration so aggressively hostile towards minority communities and...
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Judicial Watch Sues Education Dept. for Cover up of Increasing Student Loan Failures

College Graduates Judicial Watch Washington, DC –-( Judicial Watch announced that it today filed a Freedom of Information (FOIA) lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia against the U.S. Department of Education seeking records relating to then Obama administration’s “coding error” that resulted in masking that most borrowers are failing to pay down their federally-subsidized student loans (Judicial Watch v. U.S. Department of Education (No. 1:17-cv-0050...
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Why Education Secretary Nominee Betsy DeVos Is A Dangerous Threat to LGBTQ Equality

“It is unfathomable that the next Secretary of Education would oppose basic protections for LGBT students and roll back the progress we have made to ensure all students feel safe and supported in our schools,” Representative Mark Rep. Pocan (D-Wis.), an openly gay House member, said in a statement last week about Donald Trump’s nominee for Secretary of Education, the Michigan billionaire Betsy DeVos. “Ms. DeVos’ history of opposing equality for LGBT individuals is deeply troubling, and the publ...
Tags: Family, News, Education, Obama, Congress, Washington, House, Michigan, Lgbtq, Donald Trump, Richard, Huffington Post, Family Research Council, Trump, Mike Pence, James Dobson

Six Reasons To Oppose Betsy DeVos

Senate hearings on Herr Trump's cabinet picks are coming up soon, and you should be calling your Senator. Regardless of your political leanings, there are many good reasons for opposing Betsy DeVos as a Secretary of Education. 1) No experience with public education. This is not like appointing someone to the post of Attorney General who is not a lawyer-- this is like appointing someone Attorney General who has never been to court. DeVos grew up in private school, sent her kids to private school,...
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Finding it "troubling" that Betsy DeVos has contributed to the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education.

I'm reading "DeVos' donations spark questions about her stance on campus sexual assault" at Politico:DeVos has not spoken publicly about the Education Department’s aggressive approach to campus sexual assault, but women’s groups and Democrats say her donations to the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education send a troubling signal. FIRE has sued the administration to raise the standard of proof for victims of sexual assault in university administrative hearings contending it is unfair to th...
Tags: Education, Law, Politico, Rape, DeVos, American Association of University Women, Lisa Maatz, Education Department, Sen Bob Casey D Pa, Ann Althouse, Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, Betsy DeVos

New York Post Slam Of University Of Phoenix Deal Suggests Depths Of DC Corruption

An article in today's New York Post renews legitimate concerns about a pending private equity takeover of the largest for-profit college, the University of Phoenix. But the piece does so in a troubling manner, citing as critics of the deal supposed experts who themselves have traded on revolving door connections to take for-profit college cash. The Post piece thus suggests a new mood of revenge on the Obama Administration for curbing for-profit college abuses -- and illustrates just how deeply ...
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Stop Attacking The Education Department For Enforcing Title IX, 80 Advocacy Groups Say

A coalition of 80 organizations representing women, the LGBT community and minority groups issued a letter Wednesday defending the U.S. Department of Education’s increased Title IX enforcement efforts.  Led by the National Women’s Law Center, the groups argue that critics of how the Education Department’s Office for Civil Rights is enforcing Title IX are wrong to say students accused of sexual assault are being denied due process rights. The letter further insists the Education Department did n...
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