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What Biden’s Election Could Mean for Student Loans

President-elect Joe Biden speaks at The Queen theater in Wilmington, Del., on Nov. 9, 2020. (Amr Alfiky/The New York Times)
President-elect Joe Biden speaks at The Queen theater in Wilmington, Del., on Nov. 9, 2020. (Amr Alfiky/The New York Times)

The federal government is the primary lender for students who borrow money for college and graduate school, and the Education Department directly holds more than $1.4 trillion in student debt. President-elect Joe Biden’s administration will have the ability to make changes that can directly affect millions of borrowers’ monthly bills.

Here’s what you need to know.

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Some 22 million borrowers of federal student loans have had

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3 Candidates Lead In Teaneck Board Of Education Election

TEANECK, NJ — Three candidates have positioned themselves nicely as Bergen County reports unofficial results in Teaneck’s Board of Education race.

As of Wednesday at 1:30 p.m., Danielle Gee is out to a wide lead, while Harold K. Clark, Sr. and Damen G. Cooper are ahead for the remaining two seats on the board.

Three seats are available with six candidates running.

Here’s the unofficial tally so far:

  • Yusra Subhani — 2,441

  • Damen G. Cooper — 4,671

  • Katherine Houghton-Zatz — 2,099

  • Clara Williams — 4,110

  • Harold K. Clark, Sr. — 4,711

  • Danielle Gee — 6,616

In an Instagram post late

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Nearly 1 in 3 Oregon students learning in-person attend private schools, election 2020 preview: The week in education

An Oregonian/OregonLive analysis of state education data found that 30% of students who attended in-person classes the week of Sept. 28-Oct. 2 are enrolled in private schools.

All told, 550 Oregon schools offered some form of in-person instruction that week, teaching some 46,000 students. One hundred and seventy of those schools are private and taught 13,000 students in-person, state Department of Education figures show.

That means 6% of the state’s 560,000 K-12 students visited a classroom last week. The share of private students in the overall population is about 2%.

In order for school districts to allow in-person instruction, the

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Toms River School Board Election 2020: Daynne Glover

TOMS RIVER, NJ — When voters go to the polls Nov. 3, they will be asked to choose three people to serve on the Toms River Regional Board of Education.

There are nine people seeking those three seats, which are three-year terms on the board.

Patch asked each candidate to answer questions to give voters information about who they are and their stances on various issues. We are printing their responses in full, unedited except for spelling or punctuation.

Here are the answers from Daynne Glover, who is running under the Children First slogan. Her running mates are Rachel Remelgado

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South Kingstown Election Profile: Karen Humes

SOUTH KINGSTOWN, RI — Karen Humes is running for a seat on the South Kingstown School Committee. The 40-year-old Independent is a newcomer to elected office.

Humes holds a bachelor’s of science degree from the University of Rhode Island and has worked as a physical education and health teacher at Cranston Public School for nearly two decades. Her husband, Jay, is the assistant building inspector for the town of South Kingstown. They have two sons, Jesse, 12, and Andrew, 9.

Why are you seeking elective office?

I am running for a position on the South Kingstown School Committee because I

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