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Instead of fighting over student debt forgiveness, politicians should focus on an even easier solution that could transform the student loan crisis

ROBYN BECK/Contributor/Getty Images The ongoing student loan crisis in America is real, affecting one in eight adults and making up 11% of consumer debt. The focus by Washington policymakers on what the "right amount" of blanket forgiveness should be is misguided. Instead, lawmakers should focus on revising existing laws governing "undue hardship" that could empower student debtors and provide them the relief they need Jonathan Carson and Eric Kurtzman are co-CEOs and co-founders ...
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2 dads say teachers at a New York school blamed their gay son for the 'horrific' homophobic bullying he endured and now they are suing for 'justice'

Jason Cianciotto, pictured, began the foster-to-adopt process in 2017. Jason Cianciotto A gay couple said New York school failed to deal with the homophobic bullying their son endured. Their child was repeatedly called homophobic slurs and physically attacked, his father told Insider. Jason Cianciotto, one of the child's fathers, is accusing the school of breaking New York's anti-bullying laws. See more stories on Insider's business page. When Jason Cianciotto and his husband s...
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Intervention in Title IX proceedings and unlawful disclosures under the Privacy Act

This week we highlight cert petitions that ask the Supreme Court to consider, among other things, the necessary burden that must be met to intervene in litigation on the side of the government, and the showing required to establish traceability for Article III standing, under the Privacy Act, when government officials make improper disclosures to third parties. Under Rule 24(a)(2) of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, a person or group seeking to intervene in a lawsuit must establish that...
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Noem Bars S. Dakota From Applying for Federal History Grants

South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem is barring the state’s Department of Education from applying for federal grants in history or civics over concerns about how certain teachings on systemic racism would be tied to the grants.
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United States: New Title IX Guidance Released - Duane Morris LLP

On July 20, 2021, the Department of Education (through the Office of Civil Rights "OCR"), unveiled new guidance to help schools understand their obligations under the Betsy DeVos-era Title IX rule.
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First Lady Jill Biden to arrive Saturday, distance learning to remain an option at some public schools, unemployment office sets September in-person opening, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Jill BidenFirst Lady Jill Biden to arrive in Honolulu Saturday, will visit vaccination clinic. First Lady Jill Biden will lead the U.S. delegation at the Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo on Friday and on Saturday dedicate a room in the Chief of Mission Residence to the late Irene Hirano Inouye and Sen. Daniel K. Inouye before traveling to Honolulu Saturday and Sunday to visit a vaccination clinic at an unidentified high school, the White House said today. Star-Advertiser.Department of Educa...
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Remote Options Listed as Start of Hawaii School Year Nears

With less than two weeks before the start of a new school year, Hawaii’s Department of Education has posted a list of about 100 schools that will offer distance learning.
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Good reason to be critical of a politicized race theory

SACRAMENTO – Americans can’t get enough of their knock-down, drag-out culture wars, as epitomized by the latest national battle over “critical race theory,” or CRT. Not many ordinary people could even provide a succinct definition of it, which is a 40-year-old academic notion that places race at the center of almost every national debate. The theory – increasingly taught at the K-12 level, in universities and in corporate training seminars – postulates that America’s legal, economic and politica...
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The GOP's top lawyer said Rudy Giuliani's 2020 election lawsuits were 'a joke' and 'are getting laughed out of court'

Former Mayor of New York Rudy Giuliani, left, listens to Sidney Powell, both lawyers for President Donald Trump, during a news conference at the Republican National Committee headquarters, Thursday Nov. 19, 2020, in Washington. AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin An email The Washington Post obtained shows division within the GOP over the 2020 election. The Republican National Committee's top lawyer criticized lawsuits disputing the election results. Rudy Giuliani retaliated by trying to have th...
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Biden administration cancels additional $55.6 million in student debt

The Department of Education announced Friday that $55.6 million of student loan debt would be canceled, bringing the total amount to $1.5 billion.       [Author: USA TODAY]
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Biden has canceled $1.5 billion in student debt for victims of for-profit school fraud

The Department of Education has canceled a total of $1.5 billion in student loan debt for nearly 92,000 students, who were victims of for-profit college fraud, since President Joe Biden took office.
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9 million student loan borrowers will soon be getting a new servicer. Here's why

About 9 million people with federal student loans will start getting their bills from a new agency after one of the government's biggest servicers said Thursday that it will end its contract with the Department of Education in December.
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Biden's Education Dept. just hired Elizabeth Warren's student-loans expert, who studied predatory lending at Harvard

Sen. Elizabeth Warren. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid The Education Dept. just hired Toby Merrill, founder of the Predatory Student Loan Project. Elizabeth Warren cited Merrill's research saying the president can legally cancel $50,000 in student debt. She was hired as deputy general counsel under Education Sec. Miguel Cardona. See more stories on Insider's business page. A new hire at the Education Department is another in the growing number of experts who have fought alongside Massachu...
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There are more ways to cancel your student debt than you might think. Here are your options

A sign is displayed in front of The White House on June 15, 2021 in Washington, DC. Paul Morigi/Getty Images The vast majority of student loan borrowers who file for bankruptcy don't seek to have their educational loans discharged. But of those that do, around 60% won some relief. While additional avenues exist, they can be very difficult to take advantage of in practice. Borrowers with permanent disabilities and borrowers who work in public-sector fields such as military service, la...
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Justices won’t intervene in dispute over transgender rights and bathrooms

The Supreme Court said Monday it will not take up a dispute over whether transgender students must be allowed to use restrooms that match their gender identities. The justices also added a First Amendment case and an immigration case to their docket for next term, and they ordered a lower court to take a closer look at a wrongful-death lawsuit by the parents of a man who died after police officers pinned him to the ground while he was handcuffed. Those items and others were part of a busy Monda...
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Department of Education has let colleges off the hook for $1 billion owed to taxpayers

The federal government has failed to collect more than $1 billion in fines and other money owed by colleges, most of which is owed by for-profit institutions, according to a report released Thursday by a non-profit advocacy group.
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United States: Department Of Education Interprets Title IX To Protect LGBTQ+ Students - Duane Morris LLP

The Department of Education issued on June 16, 2021, a Notice of Interpretation concluding that Title IX prohibits discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity.
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Older Americans are on the front line of the student debt crisis

It’s hard enough to pay off college loans out of a salary. It doesn’t get any easier when you retire. The fastest-growing chunk of the U.S.’s $1.7 trillion student-loan pile is the one held by the oldest borrowers. There are now about 8.7 million Americans aged over 50 who are still paying off college loans, and their debt has increased by about half since 2017. Some took out loans to help their children, and could be well into their 90s before they’re done repaying. Others went back to school l...
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Opinion: Why we're nervously celebrating Pride this month

The whiplash this week is dizzying, as the LGBTQ community processes two critical government moves on back-to-back days. On Wednesday, the Department of Education issued guidance that instructs jurisdictions to interpret Title IX protections as covering discrimination against transgender children in schools. Thursday, the US Supreme Court handed down a narrowly drawn decision siding with a religiously affiliated adoption and foster care agency that turned away same-gender couples.
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Being LGBTQ in US means dodging legal land mines

The whiplash this week is dizzying, as the LGBTQ community processes two critical government moves on back-to-back days. On Wednesday, the Department of Education issued guidance that instructs jurisdictions to interpret Title IX protections as covering discrimination against transgender children in schools. Thursday, the US Supreme Court handed down a narrowly drawn decision siding with a religiously affiliated adoption and foster care agency that turned away same-gender couples.
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Education Department says Title IX protects LGBTQ students

The Department of Education will interpret Title IX to protect gay and transgender students from discrimination.
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Biden cancels $500 million in student debt for victims of for-profit school fraud

The Department of Education is canceling $500 million in student loan debt for 18,000 former ITT Tech students defrauded by the now defunct for-profit college, another step the Biden administration is taking to address a backlog of more than 100,000 forgiveness claims left over from the Trump administration.
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Millennials are about to get screwed yet again if Biden doesn't cancel student-loan debt

If Biden doesn't cancel student debt, millennials are in store for another economic challenge. TIMOTHY A. CLARY/Getty Images Federal student-loan debt payments are set to resume this fall, coupled with higher interest rates. Biden has yet to fulfill his campaign promise to cancel $10,000 in student debt per person. If he doesn't, it would be just another way millennials get economically screwed. See more stories on Insider's business page. Millions of Americans have enjoyed a r...
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United States: U.S. Department Of Education Proposes Massive Rewrite Of Title IV Regulations - Duane Morris LLP

Later this month the Department of Education will embark on the first steps towards a massive rewrite of programs authorized by Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965.
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Children as young as 5 years old are being handcuffed and removed from New York's schools by the police

A Portland police officer talks to students in the Portland High School hallway in November 2019. Ben McCanna/Portland Press Herald via Getty Images The number of students removed from New York City schools has increased, a new report finds. The report also uncovered that Black, Latinx, and disabled students are disproportionally affected. Black and Latinx students accounted for 92% of all interventions between 2016 and 2020. See more stories on Insider's business page. The number of ...
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SAHRC hearings: The lies and incompetence behind bullying and crimes in schools

Some principals do not have the skills to compile bullying reports; others fear being victimised. This has led to children battling the scourge alone The post SAHRC hearings: The lies and incompetence behind bullying and crimes in schools appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
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The pandemic brought a slew of new government relief programs. Here's when they expire.

A participant holding a "cancel rent" sign at a protest in Brooklyn on July 5, 2020. Erik McGregor/LightRocket via Getty Images Throughout the pandemic, the government has enacted several different relief programs. Programs from unemployment benefits to student loan deferral are set to expire in the coming months. However, the expanded child-tax credit is set to start rolling out monthly checks in July. See more stories on Insider's business page. From extended unemployment benefits to...
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United States: Education Policy Update - McGuireWoods LLP

In This Issue: Biden administration releases FY22 budget proposal, Senate follows House with return of earmarks, Department of Education higher education regulatory agenda, Title IX rule hearing...
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Education Department rescinds Trump-era policy restricting state oversight of student loan servicing companies and debt collectors

The Department of Education under the Biden administration is rescinding a Trump-era policy that restricted states' access to records and information in policing student loan servicing companies.
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