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04/11/2024   U.S. Department of Education News
The Biden-Harris Administration announced today the approval of $7.4 billion in additional student loan debt relief for 277,000 borrowers. These discharges are for borrowers who signed up for President Biden’s Saving on a Valuable Education (SAVE) Plan and are eligible for its shortened time-to-forgiveness benefit and as a result of fixes made by the Administration to income-driven repayment (IDR) forgiveness. This action comes as nearly 8 million borrowers have been helped by the SAVE plan. That includes 4.5 million with a $0 monthly payment.
04/11/2024   U.S. Department of Education News
The U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) today announced that the Hinds Community College in Mississippi entered into a resolution agreement to address a student’s pregnancy discrimination complaint.
04/11/2024   U.S. Department of Education News
Today, the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) announced that the Denton Independent School District in Texas has entered into a resolution agreement to ensure that its restraint policies and practices do not deny students with disabilities a free appropriate public education (FAPE).
04/08/2024   U.S. Department of Education News
Department of Education releases new state-by-state numbers showing the effect of four major discharge program proposals for the 4 million borrowers who have already been approved for relief
04/03/2024   U.S. Department of Education News
The U.S. Department of Education (ED), in coordination with the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), announced new efforts today to expand high-quality and affordable pathways into teaching, as well as to increase pay and strengthen working conditions across the early childhood, K-12, and higher education workforce.
03/28/2024   U.S. Department of Education News
The U.S. Department of Education (Department), in coordination with the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), today launched the Government Coordinating Council (GCC) for the Education Facilities Subsector, a pivotal step forward in the national effort to enhance cybersecurity across K-12 educational institutions.
03/21/2024   U.S. Department of Education News
 President Biden will email an additional 380,000 public service workers thanking them for their service and notifying them they are on track to have their debt cancelled through PSLF within two years
03/20/2024   U.S. Department of Education News
On March 20, 2024, the Park City School District in Utah signed a resolution agreement to resolve the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) investigation of seven complaints of unlawful harassment filed in 2023. The complaints alleged that ongoing harassment based on race, national origin (including antisemitic harassment), disability, and sex created hostile environments for students at the district’s middle school, junior high, and high school (the three schools).
03/14/2024   U.S. Department of Education News
The Biden-Harris Administration today announced the U.S Department of Education (Department) is providing a Project School Emergency Response to Violence (Project SERV) grant to the Hawaii State Department of Education (HIDOE) to support recovery from wildfires that devastated the island of Maui in August 2023. HIDOE was awarded $2,199,146, one of the largest Project SERV grants awarded for a natural disaster.
03/14/2024   U.S. Department of Education News
The U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) today reminded schools of their obligations to address discrimination against Muslim, Arab, Sikh, South Asian, Hindu, and Palestinian students.