Libertarian group sues to block student debt cancellation
A libertarian group in California filed a legal challenge to President Joe Biden’s plan for student debt cancellation on Tuesday, calling it an illegal overreach that would increase state tax burdens for some Americans who get their debt forgiven.
Trump administration was 'substantively incorrect' in determining there is no legal authority to cancel student debt broadly, Biden's Education Department says
A memo from Trump's administration said he couldn't cancel student debt broadly. Biden's Education Department has a response: that's wrong.news.yahoo.com
Student-loan borrowers will know 'soon' if the debt payment pause will be extended before it expires in 2 weeks, Biden's Education Secretary says
Education Sec. Miguel Cardona said he is "having conversations daily with the White House" on the student-loan payment pause that's expiring Aug. 31.news.yahoo.com
Mourners lean on faith as teacher and her husband are laid to rest in Uvalde
Uvalde said goodbye Wednesday to Irma Garcia, who was killed along with fellow teacher Eva Mireles, and 19 children at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde last week when a gunman made his way into their classroom as they were wrapping up the school year.
Changes to student loan programs could bring millions closer to getting out of debt, Education Department says
A review found some servicers had been placing borrowers facing financial difficulties into forbearance instead of giving them clear information about income-driven repayment options.cbsnews.com
100,000 student borrowers eligible for debt cancellation: DOE
Nearly 100,000 people are eligible for student loan debt cancelation, the Department of Education announced on Wednesday.The cancellations would apply to people who were affected by changes the agency made to the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program (PSLF) last year. In total, the cancellations would amount to almost $6.2 billion in student debt relief, according to CNN.Under the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program, eligible borrowers...news.yahoo.com
Millions return to in-person classes despite huge jump in COVID cases and calls for remote learning
Districts that have opted for virtual learning this winter are firmly in the minority right now. Only about 100 of the nation's over 13,000 school districts are opting for virtual learning this winter despite surging case numbers.cbsnews.com
Harris says Americans under the pressures of student loan debt 'are literally making decisions about whether they can have a family, whether they can buy a home'
Harris said the administration has to "figure out how we can creatively relieve the pressure that students are feeling because of their student loan debt."news.yahoo.com
Biden administration overhauls student loan forgiveness program for public-sector workers
The Biden administration is overhauling the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program. The Department of Education said the changes could benefit more than 550,000 public-sector workers. Seth Frotman, the executive director of the Student Borrower Protection Center, joins CBSN's Lana Zak to discuss the changes and who might qualify.news.yahoo.com