U.S. President Donald Trump signed an executive order on Saturday directing the Education Department to extend an interest-free payment pause for 40 million student loan borrowers until at least the end of 2020.
The way that schools across America are handling the start of classes amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic is being watched closely by public health experts, teachers, government officials, and parents.
American schools are faced with an unprecedented catch-22 amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic: Either reopen safely and undertake the risk of a coronavirus outbreak or play it safe and provide unappealing remote classes for their students.
School districts are preparing to reopen across the country, and parents are debating whether to send their children back. But some students are expressing concerns of their own.
The compounding stresses of the coronavirus pandemic, the sudden transition to remote learning, and the politicization of schools reopening are burning out teachers.
After the Financial Crisis, for-profit schools prospered across America at the expense of students saddled with thousands of dollars in debt, employees abandoned or implicated, and the government swindled out of taxpayer money.
The coronavirus pandemic as killed more than 150,000 Americans, disrupted the U.S. economy, and thrown society into disarray heading into the fall.
The White House and Senate Republicans released their new version of a stimulus package over the weekend to help the country recover from the coronavirus-induced recession. But student loan borrowers appear to have been left out.
The top U.S. public health agency and Education Department (ED) are echoing the White House’s calls to reopen schools amid the coronavirus pandemic.
For-profit colleges across the U.S. received millions of dollars from the federal government in response to the coronavirus pandemic, with some acting as both businesses and higher education institutions.
The U.S. Senate votes Tuesday on a bipartisan amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that seeks to address how law enforcement officials across the country get access to military-grade equipment.
Education leaders are finding themselves caught between balancing the White House’s desire to reopen schools and the risks to public safety.
Attorneys general of 23 states, led by California and Massachusetts, are suing Education Secretary Betsy DeVos over her revision of an Obama-era rule that was meant to help defrauded students of for-profit colleges seek debt relief.
The Trump administration’s confusing signals on international students’ visa requirements amid the coronavirus pandemic is frustrating lawmakers.
Police chiefs and experts detail a federal program to transfer surplus equipment from the military to civilian law enforcement agencies for domestic counter-drug and counter-terrorism activities.
Should college students consider taking a gap year as this coronavirus pandemic rages? NY Fed researchers say “think twice before delaying” in a new blog post analyzing the costs and benefits.
Canceling student debt would not only address the massive racial inequalities between borrowers, but also “jump-start” the economy, according to a Democratic representative.
The state’s legal action is the first by a state attorney general against new Trump administration immigration rules.
Elections are coming. And presidential candidate Joe Biden really wants to fix the student loan crisis. A new 110-page document his campaign created with Sen. Bernie Sanders contains proposals on how to do just that.
Harvard and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have filed a lawsuit against the Trump administration over a new visa policy.
New and more restrictive visa guidelines for international students have thrown the higher education industry into a tailspin.
Universities are confronting the difficult decision as to whether to reopen in the fall, amid the coronavirus pandemic, while trying to grapple with the financial pain brought about by state lockdowns.
As millions of students return to school — be it K-12 or university — they’ll return to familiar settings in their classroom with one obvious addition: layers of plexiglass.