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The Career Journey: Who Do You Want to Be?

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I love talking to people about their career journeys. While each person’s story is unique, I often find that there’s a pattern in the way they tell them. They usually start with a childhood dream job that first inspired them, followed by their educational history, eventually leading them to their field of study.   Many people […]

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U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights Announces Resolution of Complaint Against Brown University Alleging Antisemitic Discrimination

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The U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) today announced that Brown University in Rhode Island has entered into a resolution agreement to ensure compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 with respect to alleged harassment of students based on national origin (including shared Jewish, Palestinian, Arab, and/or Muslim […]

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Statement from U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona on Missouri and Kansas District Court Rulings on Biden-Harris Administration’s Saving on a Valuable Education (SAVE) Plan

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“We strongly disagree with the Kansas and Missouri District Court rulings, which block components of the SAVE Plan that help student loan borrowers have affordable monthly payments and stay out of default. The Department of Justice will continue to vigorously defend the SAVE Plan. The Biden-Harris Administration’s SAVE Plan is the most affordable repayment plan […]

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U.S. Department of Education Announces Jeremy Singer as FAFSA Executive Advisor in the Office of Federal Student Aid

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The U.S. Department of Education (Department) announced today Jeremy Singer as FAFSA Executive Advisor in the office of Federal Student Aid (FSA) to lead the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) overall strategy and accelerate technology innovation to further enhance FSA’s technical and operational capabilities. details ⇒ BusinessMediaguide.Com portal received this content from this […]

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Biden-Harris Administration Allows Borrowers More Time to Consolidate Loans to Get Credit for Progress Toward Loan Forgiveness Programs

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The Biden-Harris Administration today announced an update on the timing of the payment count adjustment. This administrative fix ensures borrowers get proper credit for progress borrowers made toward income-driven repayment (IDR) forgiveness and Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF). The payment count adjustment is now anticipated to be fully implemented in September 2024. At that time, […]

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Healthier Foods, Healthier Minds

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By: Cindy Long, Administrator, USDA Food and Nutrition Service Setting kids up for success. It’s what every parent, guardian, and educator wants for our nation’s schoolchildren. They understand the power that small changes have to make a big difference in the learning environment. That’s why here at USDA, we recently announced a generational investment in […]

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How Mentoring is Reaching New Teachers in Rural Alaska

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By: Abigail Swisher, Rural Impact Fellow, Office of Elementary and Secondary Education Spanning 37,000 miles across Alaska, the Northwest Arctic Borough School District has struggled to hire and retain enough new teachers. The eleven villages within the district – many of them above the Arctic Circle – are sparsely populated and remote. The winters are […]

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Walking a Path Towards Indigenous Education

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There is a famous phrase amongst Indigenous people about walking in two worlds: one being a path of traditional teachings, and the other being a path in the western world. I’ve related to and reflected on this statement all throughout my educational journey, but especially as I’ve worked to instill Native language & culture in […]

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As White House Honors National Teachers of the Year at State Dinner, Biden-Harris Administration Releases New Data on Public Service Loan Forgiveness Approvals in Every Congressional District

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The Biden-Harris Administration today released new data showing the breakdown of borrowers approved for Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) by Congressional District. The data showcase how every district across the country has borrowers that are part of the 876,000 individuals who have been approved for $62.8 billion in relief through this program. By contrast, at […]

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Biden-Harris Administration Approves $6.1 Billion Group Student Loan Discharge for 317,000 Borrowers Who Attended The Art Institutes

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The Biden-Harris Administration today announced the approval of more than $6.1 billion in automatic student loan relief to nearly 317,000 borrowers who enrolled at any Art Institute campus on or after Jan. 1, 2004, through Oct. 16, 2017. The U.S. Department of Education (Department) found that The Art Institutes and its parent company, Education Management […]

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Update for MOHELA student loan borrowers

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Update about federal student loan servicing The U.S. Department of Education, including its office of Federal Student Aid (FSA), is constantly working to improve the student loan borrower experience. FSA has worked tirelessly to give borrowers the information and support they need to take advantage of all of the benefits of the student loan repayment […]

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Myth vs. Fact: Academic Advisors

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BY: Gabriel Bermea, Visiting Scholar at The Rutgers Center for Minority Serving Institutions (CMSI) From the belief that academic advisors only handle course scheduling, to the assumption that they make all decisions for students, there are a few persistent myths about academic advisors and their responsibilities. As an academic advising researcher and former post-secondary advisor, […]

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Biden-Harris Administration to Create New National Recognition Program for Institutions that Increase Economic Mobility

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U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona today will announce at the U.S. Department of Education’s (Department) Attaining College Excellence and Equity Summit the release of a Request for Information (RFI) to develop a new Postsecondary Student Success Recognition Program that will uplift institutions of higher education that support all students to complete affordable credentials of […]

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Biden-Harris Administration Releases First Set of Draft Rules to Provide Debt Relief to Millions of Borrowers

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The Biden-Harris Administration today released its first set of draft rules that propose to provide student debt relief for tens of millions of borrowers across the country. These plans were announced last week by President Biden in Madison, Wisconsin. If implemented as proposed, these plans, and others announced by the President, would bring the total […]

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Biden-Harris Administration Announces Additional $7.4 Billion in Approved Student Debt Relief for 277,000 Borrowers

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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 […]

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U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights Announces Resolution of Pregnancy Discrimination Investigation of Hinds Community College

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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. details ⇒ BusinessMediaguide.Com portal received this content from this noted web source: Website of U.S. Department of Education

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U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights Resolves Restraint and Seclusion Compliance Review of Denton Independent School District in Texas

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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). details ⇒ BusinessMediaguide.Com portal received this content from this […]

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Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona Touts Progress In Multilingual Education at the National Association for Bilingual Education (Remarks As Prepared)

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Thank you, Evelyn, for that introduction. It’s a joy to be back here.  I look forward to NABE every year . . . because when I’m here, I know I’m preaching to the choir.  Me siento que estoy entre familia. Espero la sopa ahorita. I don’t have to tell this group that being bilingual, biliterate, and […]

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Community Colleges: Building Pathways to the Future

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BY: Amy Loyd, ED.L.D., Assistant Secretary, OCTAE The American postsecondary education system has seen many transformations, but none so democratic and revolutionary as the founding of the first community college in Joliet, Illinois in 1901. Then-president of the University of Chicago William Harper Rainey, and several other influential university presidents, were convinced that for America […]

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U.S. Department of Education Launches Government Coordinating Council to Strengthen Cybersecurity in Schools

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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. details ⇒ BusinessMediaguide.Com portal received this content from this noted web source: […]

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Modernizing Federal Student Loan Servicing

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By: Richard Cordray, Chief Operating Office, Federal Student Aid, U.S. Department of Education This spring, Federal Student Aid (FSA) will begin improving how individual borrowers manage and repay their federal student loans. Through multiple phases, we will bring online an entirely new federal student loan servicing environment – a goal we have pursued for more […]

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Remarks for Budget Press Call

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I’m pleased to speak to you today to announce and highlight President Biden’s Education Budget for Fiscal Year 2025. From day one, President Biden has fought tooth and nail to deliver the resources to our schools, colleges and universities – not only to recover from the pandemic, but to achieve academic excellence and position our […]

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U.S. Department of Education Releases Voter Toolkit

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The U.S. Department of Education (Department) today released a “Toolkit for the Promotion of Voter Participation for Students” to provide resources for educational institutions to help them identify and implement actions to assist eligible students with voter registration and voting. Recognizing that our nation’s schools, colleges, and universities have a critical role in promoting civic […]

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Biden-Harris Administration Releases State-by-State Breakdown of $1.2 Billion in SAVE Plan Forgiveness

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The Biden-Harris Administration today is publishing a state-by-state breakdown of the nearly 153,000 borrowers who are receiving $1.2 billion in forgiveness under President Biden’s Saving on a Valuable Education (SAVE) Plan. Servicers started processing this forgiveness today. details ⇒ BusinessMediaguide.Com portal received this content from this noted web source: Website of U.S. Department of Education

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U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights Releases New Resources on Students with Disabilities

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The Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) released four new resources today with information for students, parents and families, and schools addressing civil rights of students with disabilities, as well as a data snapshot about education access for students with disabilities drawn from OCR’s 2020-21 Civil Rights Data Collection (CRDC). details ⇒ BusinessMediaguide.Com […]

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FACT SHEET: U.S. Department of Education Releases 2023 Update to Equity Action Plan, Outlines New Commitments to Advance Equity

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The U.S. Department of Education (Department) today released its 2023 Update to its Equity Action Plan, in coordination with the Biden-Harris Administration’s whole-of-government equity agenda. details ⇒ BusinessMediaguide.Com portal received this content from this noted web source: Website of U.S. Department of Education

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Federal Student Aid Reaches Settlement Agreement with International Education Corporation for Student Aid Eligibility Violations

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The U.S. Department of Education today announced a settlement agreement with for-profit school owner International Education Corporation (IEC) and its subsidiaries – Florida Career College (FCC) and United Education Institute (UEI), which also uses the brand name, UEI College (UEIC) – related to violations of the ability-to-benefit (ATB) test regulations. These regulations govern eligibility to […]

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U.S. Department of Education Issues New Resource for School Administrators on Importance of Safe Firearm Storage

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Safe storage of firearms is an important prevention tool that can be used to help keep schools, homes, and communities safe from gun violence. To build further awareness of this important strategy, today the Readiness and Emergency Management for Schools (REMS) Technical Assistance (TA) Center, funded by the U.S. Department of Education (Department), is releasing […]

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U.S. Department of Education Releases 2024 National Educational Technology Plan

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The U.S. Department of Education (Department) today released the 2024 National Educational Technology Plan (NETP): A Call to Action for Closing the Digital Access, Design and Use Divides. First released in fulfillment of the 2000 Educate America Act, NETP has been updated multiple times since its original release, most recently in 2016. details ⇒ BusinessMediaguide.Com […]

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Biden-Harris Administration Announces Additional $4.9 Billion in Approved Student Debt Relief

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The Biden-Harris Administration announced today the approval of $4.9 billion in additional student loan debt relief for 73,600 borrowers. These discharges are the result of fixes made by the Administration to income-driven repayment (IDR) forgiveness and Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF). Today’s announcement brings the total loan forgiveness approved by the Biden-Harris Administration to $136.6 […]

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Biden-Harris Administration Announces More Than $6 Million in New Grants to Address Community Violence and its Impacts on Student Mental Health

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Today, Vice President Kamala Harris announced $6.4 million from the U.S. Department of Education (Department) to address community violence. The funding is being awarded to seven school districts across the country as part of the Project Prevent grant program. The Vice President will make the announcement in Charlotte, North Carolina, where she will be joined […]

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U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights Announces Resolution of Sexual Harassment Investigation of San Francisco Conservatory of Music

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The U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) today announced that the San Francisco Conservatory of Music has entered into a resolution agreement to ensure its compliance with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, when responding to allegations of student-to-student sexual harassment, including sexual assault and stalking. OCR investigated whether the […]

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U.S. Department of Education Announces Over 1 Million 2024-2025 FAFSA Forms Successfully Submitted and Form Now Available 24/7 for Students and Families

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The U.S. Department of Education (Department) today announced that it has received over one million applications from students using the redesigned 2024–25 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) form and that the form is now available for students and families to access 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Students and their families […]

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Biden-Harris Administration Takes Additional Action to Hold Student Loan Servicers Accountable for Failing to Meet Contractual Obligations

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The Biden-Harris Administration today announced it is withholding payments to three student loan servicers as part of the U.S. Department of Education’s (Department) continued efforts to strengthen protections for student loan borrowers and hold servicers accountable. The Department has found that Aidvantage, EdFinancial, and Nelnet all failed to meet contractual obligations to send timely billing […]

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Biden-Harris Administration Takes Next Steps on Rulemaking to Strengthen Institutional Quality and Program Integrity

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The Biden-Harris Administration today moved forward in its efforts to help ensure students are well served by the institutions of higher education they attend and that Federal Student Aid programs work in their best interest. Today, the U.S. Department of Education (Department) released six issue papers across a range of categories to further these goals, […]

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Biden-Harris Administration Awards $44.5 Million to Improve Postsecondary Education Access and Completion for Students in Rural Communities

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The Biden-Harris Administration today announced $44.5 million in grants to 22 institutions of higher education to improve rates of postsecondary education enrollment, persistence, and completion among students in rural communities. The Rural Postsecondary and Economic Development (RPED) grant program promotes the development of high-quality career pathways aligned to high-skill, high-wage, and in-demand industry sectors and […]