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Education Leaders Speak on Future of Global Schooling, Technology in HGSE Webinar | News

Civic and education leaders from around the world discussed the future of education in technology in a Harvard Graduate School of Education webinar Friday.

The event, the most recent installment in HGSE’s webinar series Education Now, was moderated by Thomas J. Kane, a professor of education and economics at HGSE, and featured Anant Agarwal, a professor of electrical engineering and computer science at MIT and founder of Harvard and MIT’s online education platform edX; Usha Goswami, a professor of cognitive developmental neuroscience and director of the Center for Neuroscience in Education at the University of Cambridge; and Angeline Murimirwa, the

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Cardona’s Decision to Grant D.C. Testing Waiver Rankles Education Officials | Education News

Students in Washington, D.C., will not have to take end-of-year exams, the Education Department said this week, granting the nation’s capital a blanket waiver to opt out of the federally mandated tests for the current school year.

But the decision to approve a testing waiver for the District of Columbia has drawn the ire of education officials in other states, including Georgia, New York and South Carolina, who submitted similar waivers seeking exemptions from annual assessments – all of which have been denied.

The decision, outlined in a letter sent to District of Columbia Public Schools officials on Wednesday, cites

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Education Department Extends Student Loan Relief | Education News

The Education Department announced Tuesday a new round of student loan relief for approximately 1 million borrowers, continuing a week-long chain of announcements aimed at relieving financial burden for borrowers who defaulted on student loans during the coronavirus pandemic.

“At a time when many student loan borrowers have faced economic uncertainty, we’re ensuring that relief already provided to borrowers of loans held by the Department is available to more borrowers who need the same help so they can focus on meeting their basic needs,” Education Secretary Miguel Cardona said in a statement. “Our goal is to enable these borrowers who

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Education Department Rescinds Trump-Era Formula Limiting Relief to Defrauded Student Loan Borrowers | Education News

The Education Department announced plans Thursday to rescind the formula established by the Trump administration that provided only partial debt relief to student loan borrowers who were defrauded by their schools.

A new plan to grant full relief to all borrower defense claims approved to date, including for those who already received less than a full loan discharge, is expected to extend roughly $1 billion in additional debt relief to 72,000 borrowers.

“Borrowers deserve a simplified and fair path to relief when they have been harmed by their institution’s misconduct,” Education Secretary Miguel Cardona said. “A close review of these

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Education Department Releases $122 Billion in Coronavirus Relief Funds to States | Education News

The Education Department released $122 billion to states on Wednesday to help reopen K-12 schools – the pillar of the Biden’s administration’s plan to help the majority of elementary and middle schools resume in-person learning more than a year after the coronavirus pandemic shuttered every school district in the country.

The funding is part of the $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package meant to bolster efforts to get children back into classrooms amid mounting concerns over mental health and learning loss, especially for the country’s most vulnerable students whose families and communities have disproportionately borne the brunt of the pandemic.

“The

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