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Tom Horne at a debate for Republican candidates for superintendent of public instruction.

Republican Tom Horne will be Arizona’s new superintendent of public instruction, emerging victorious from a contest with Democratic incumbent Kathy Hoffman that saw the lead change hands several times since Election Day. Read more»

Last month, the St. Louis-based Eighth Circuit issued an administrative stay blocking the student loan forgiveness plan pending the states' appeal.

The Eighth Circuit placed a preliminary injunction on the Biden administration's student debt relief plan Monday, the latest development in a case brought by six states that oppose forgiving federal student loan debt. Read more»

The White House estimated that 43 million borrowers would qualify for some relief.

President Joe Biden announced Monday that student loan borrowers can begin to apply for debt relief through a new online application - and those who qualify have until December 31, 2023, to fill out the application. Read more»

90% of student loans are within the $1.6 trillion portfolio currently managed by the Department of Education.

Republican states suing President Biden over his federal student loan forgiveness program asked for a preliminary injunction prohibiting the implementation of Biden’s plan, part of a lawsuit that argues the plan will hurt a struggling economy and provide no relief to the working class. Read more»

The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office released its findings about the Biden plan, concluding it would reduce federal revenues by $400 billion over the next 30 years.

A federal lawsuit filed Tuesday seeks to block the Biden administration’s student loan debt forgiveness plan - marking the first significant legal challenge to the policy - by claiming financial harm in the form of a tax liability, though individual borrowers can choose to opt-out of the plan. Read more»

The head of the U.S. Department of Education said Wednesday that America is reaching a teacher pay crisis.

Amid K-12 teacher shortages, book bans and attacks over critical race theory, U.S. Education Secretary Miguel Cardona at a meeting with reporters on Wednesday stressed the need for higher salaries to attract prospective educators to the profession. Read more»

It’s unclear whether this particular act of debt forgiveness would survive an expected court challenge.

The White House plan to cancel thousands of dollars in federal student loan debt has raised many questions, including political claims about whom the plan benefits most, how it may impact inflation and whether Biden has the authority to cancel student loan debt. Read more»

Biden also announced his administration is extending a pause on student loan repayments until Dec. 31.

President Joe Biden announced Wednesday that he will cancel up to $20,000 in federal student loan debt for Pell Grant borrowers and up to $10,000 for all other borrowers with an income of less than $125,000 for an individual and $250,000 for a household. Read more»

The relief applies to borrowers who submitted a borrower defense application by June 22.

A federal judge gave a tentative thumbs up to a $6 billion deal between the feds and a class of student borrowers to forgive loan debt - relief applied to borrowers who submitted a borrower defense application by June 22. Read more»

Nearly two dozen GOP attorneys general - including Arizona AG Mark Brnovich - filed a complaint in federal court against the USDA and its interpretation of the executive order requiring federal agencies to review and revamp policies related to gender or sexual orientation. Read more»

Vice President Kamala Harris, who sued Corinthian Colleges when she was California’s attorney general, praised the Education Department decision to erase $5.8 billion in federal loans held by 560,000 former Corinthian students.

More than 10,000 Arizonans could see $111.9 million in federal student loan debt erased as part of a $5.8 billion loan discharge announced this week for former students of the now-defunct Corinthian Colleges. Read more»

The Department of Education announced changes to federal student loan programs, revisions that it says will cancel the debt of 40,000 borrowers and help another 3.6 million get closer to the payment finish line. Read more»

The Biden administration Wednesday announced its plans to extend the deadline for student borrowers to pause on federal loan repayments, interest and collections until Aug. 31, and also provides a “fresh start” on loan repayments by removing any prior defaults. Read more»

En la Universidad de Arizona, la matrícula masculina ha disminuido ligeramente. El National Student Clearinghouse informó que las mujeres constituían un 59.5 % de la población de estudiantes universitarios, mientras que los hombres constituían el 40.5 % al ​​cierre del año académico 2020-21.

Las universidades de todo el país enfrentan una rápida disminución en la inscripción de hombres con la Universidad de Arizona ligeramente abajo y ASU contrarrestando la tendencia. Read more»

Protestors at the March for Our Lives in St. Paul, Minn., on March 24, 2018 to demand lawmakers take action on gun law reform.

While the pandemic effectively stopped school shootings in 2020 because of remote learning, the violence picked right back up in 2021 when students returned to the classroom. Read more»

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