Stories tagged: "education"


US President Joe Biden announces student loan relief with Education Secretary Miguel Cardona (R) on August 24, 2022 in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, DC. - Biden announced that most US university graduates still trying to pay off student loans will get $10,000 of relief to address a decades-old headache of massive educational debt across the country. (Photo by OLIVIER DOULIERY / AFP) (Photo by OLIVIER DOULIERY/AFP via Getty Images)
Biden’s New Student Loan Repayment Plan Would Help Millions of Working and Middle-Class Americans 

Under the new plan, borrowers who earn less than roughly $30,600 a year would owe $0 a month on their federal student loans, effectively pausing them. A borrower who’s in a family of four and makes less than roughly $62,400 would also see their payments paused.

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Community and Doing What’s Right for All Are the Key Components of Rep. Izzy Smith-Wade-El’s Goal in Harrisburg

Lancaster’s newly elected state Rep. Izzy Smith-Wade-El hopes to return some level of power back to the smaller communities across the commonwealth.

US President Joe Biden announces student loan relief with Education Secretary Miguel Cardona (R) on August 24, 2022 in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, DC. - Biden announced that most US university graduates still trying to pay off student loans will get $10,000 of relief to address a decades-old headache of massive educational debt across the country. (Photo by OLIVIER DOULIERY / AFP) (Photo by OLIVIER DOULIERY/AFP via Getty Images)
Biden Administration Makes It Easier to Discharge Student Loan Debt Through Bankruptcy

Prior to this move, student loan debt—unlike credit card bills, medical bills, and most other forms of debt—was not eligible to be automatically wiped away when a person filed for bankruptcy.

Desks are arranged in a classroom at Panther Valley Elementary School, Thursday, March 11, 2021, in Nesquehoning, Pa. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
Pennsylvania Students’ Math and Reading Scores Fall From Pre-Pandemic Levels

Slipping math and reading scores among Pennsylvania’s fourth and eighth grade students are consistent with a national trend.

State Rep. Chris Rabb speaks at Church of the Advocate in North Philadelphia, on January 29, 2018.  (Photo by Bastiaan Slabbers/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
Pennsylvania Lawmakers Wage Yet Another Battle Over Book Banning

Democratic state Rep. Chris Rabb wants to create a system in which a number of steps would have to take place in order to ban a text from a school system or a school library.

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US Department of Education Will Investigate Central Bucks School District After Allegations of LGBTQ Discrimination

The Education Department will investigate the state’s fourth largest school district, after allegations of a “toxic educational environment” for LGBTQ+ students from the ACLU of Pennsylvania.

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ACLU Files Complaint Alleging Bullying, Harassment, and Discrimination in Central Bucks County Schools

The suit alleges the district engages in a number of anti-LGBTQ+ actions, including ordering staff to misgender students, removing LGBTQ+-themed books, banning pride flags, and even disciplining staff who spoke out against these actions.