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Tennessee Democrats seek to address ‘broken’ education funding formula through flurry of bills

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Calling the state’s system for funding public education broken, Tennessee Democrats on Thursday urged the legislature to fix it and make a major investment that would hire more school-based nurses, counselors, and social workers.

They also proposed boosting funding toward teacher salaries, reducing class sizes in high-need elementary schools, developing grants for special education and increasing the number of specialists to work with struggling students.

“We are in

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Highlights of $900 billion COVID-19 relief, wrapup bills


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Education Department pauses student loan bills, awaiting Congress or Trump to act

The Education Department has ordered the companies that collect federal student loans to temporarily postpone sending bills to borrowers as the Trump administration figures out how to handle the looming expiration of student loan relief.

Unless Congress or the Trump administration takes action in the coming weeks, the freeze on monthly payments and interest for tens of millions of federal student loan borrowers is set to expire on Dec. 31.

The Education Department, which had been gearing up to collect payments starting in January, now appears to be trying to buy time to figure out how to go about collection.

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