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Democrats unveil plan to erase $50,000 of student loan debt

A group of progressive Democrats announced a resolution on Thursday that demands President Biden use executive action to cancel $50,000 in federal student loan debt. The measure is unlikely to succeed given Mr. Biden’s more moderate campaign promise of up to $10,000 in debt forgiveness via Congressional action.

The resolution was introduced in a press conference by Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, Senator Elizabeth Warren, and Representatives Mondaire Jones of New York, Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts, Ilhan Omar of Minnesota, and Alma Adams of North Carolina. The coalition of progressive Democrats argue the Higher Education Act of 1965 gives

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Minnesota governor announces plan for schools

Minnesota Governor Tim Walz announced a new education plan, dubbed “Due North,” on Monday for schools in the state, ahead of the release of his state budget proposal for the next fiscal year. While state officials did not give specifics on cost, the plan included a number of proposals that would expand services to children in the state’s public schools.

The plan’s priorities include efforts to grow and support the state’s corps of teachers, establish an Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Center at the Minnesota Department of Education, expand the academic and educational offerings to students, increase funding for education, improve

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Officials plan broad based vaccine education effort as ‘skepticism’ remains in low-income, minority communities

Local leaders are readying broad-based public education campaigns to encourage as many people as possible to get their shots as the state and nation begin down the road to recovery with the first doses of coronavirus vaccine expected to reach Massachusetts on Monday.

“It’s a huge step — we’ve been through a lot. There is light at the end of the tunnel — but the tunnel has many more challenges to go,” said Boston Health Chief Marty Martinez.

Pfizer vaccines — granted an emergency use authorization by the FDA on Friday — will reach select hospitals around the state sometime

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New Mexico education spending plan focuses on student equity

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico Public Education Department on Wednesday proposed a new formula for funding schools with high numbers of low-income students as the agency looks to fund efforts aimed at helping students who are falling behind due to the challenges brought on by the coronavirus pandemic.

Education Secretary Ryan Stewart told a panel of lawmakers that the $3.3 billion budget request includes a package for post-pandemic student recovery and a mechanism for schools to be “held harmless” for drops in enrollment this year that would affect per-pupil funding next year.

“Equity is at the heart

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Can Joe Biden find a student loan forgiveness plan that will make everyone happy?

Student Loan Debt Protest
Student Loan Debt Protest

Students hold placards as they stage a demonstration at the Hunter College, which is a part of New York City University, to protest ballooning student loan debt for higher education and rally for tuition-free public colleges in New York on November 13, 2015. Cem Ozdel/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images

This article originally appeared here on Salon.com

When President-elect Joe Biden takes office on Jan. 20, one of the first questions he will face is how to help the millions of Americans struggling to pay off student debt. His answer to that question could prove one of the touchiest

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