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Colorado Supreme Court to hear cases on charter schools, for-profit college

Colorado Supreme Court to hear cases on charter schools, for-profit college

The Gazette Michael Karlik September 11, 2022 The Colorado Supreme Court has agreed to hear three cases implicating the government’s ability to deny applications for charter schools and for Good Samaritans to receive compensation for injuries they suffer during a rescue. The justices also announced on Tuesday they will review a complex […]

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Rep. Katie Porter’s university housing deal draws scrutiny

Rep. Katie Porter’s university housing deal draws scrutiny

AP News Brian Slodysko September 9, 2022 WASHINGTON (AP) — In Orange County, California, where the typical house sells for $1 million, Rep. Katie Porter’s four-bedroom, three-bath residence in a leafy subdivision on the University of California Irvine campus is a bargain. The progressive Democrat and law professor, who has lamented the […]

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Biden administration has discharged $34 billion in student debt

Biden administration has discharged $34 billion in student debt

Yahoo News Ronda Lee September 6, 2022 The Biden administration has discharged $34 billion in student loan debt for 1.7 million borrowers since the president took office a little more than seven months ago. The discharged debt includes $10 billion for over 175,000 borrowers through the public service loan forgiveness […]

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Education Department Releases More Details About Biden’s Loan Debt Relief

Education Department Releases More Details About Biden’s Loan Debt Relief

NASFAA Maria Carrasco September 7, 2022 The Department of Education (ED) posted more information about President Joe Biden’s student debt relief announcement, including updated information on eligible loans and other frequently asked questions. Last month, Biden announced he will cancel $10,000 for single borrowers making less than $125,000, or households earning less […]

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ACICS to Begin an Orderly Dissolution of the Corporation; Will Not Appeal August 19 Decision from the Department of Education

ACICS to Begin an Orderly Dissolution of the Corporation; Will Not Appeal August 19 Decision from the Department of Education

ACICS September 6, 2022 The Board of Directors of the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS) announced today its intention to begin an orderly dissolution of the corporation, following the August 19 decision by Deputy Secretary of Education, Cindy Marten, to terminate ACICS’s recognition status. Furthermore, while we […]

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New Grant for Californians Who Lost Jobs During COVID

New Grant for Californians Who Lost Jobs During COVID

Inside Higher Ed Sara Weissman September 6, 2022 The California Student Aid Commission has launched a new grant program to help Californians who lost their jobs during the pandemic pay for education and training programs. The Golden State Education and Training Grant Program, announced last week, offers one-time grants of […]

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The Legal Dilemma on Student Debt Relief

The Legal Dilemma on Student Debt Relief

Inside Higher Ed Meghan Brink September 6, 2022 Republicans say Biden’s student debt-relief plan is illegal, but they are struggling to find a plaintiff with standing to make a case against the president’s use of executive authority. Conservative groups and Republican state attorneys general are exploring legal options that could […]

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