Biden’s Education Dept. just laid out its priorities for student-loan relief

President Joe Biden. AP Photo/Alex Brandon Biden’s regulatory agenda, released on Friday, includes student-loan forgiveness proposals. The Education Dept. plans to improve loan forgiveness programs by 2022, but details are vague. Democrats and borrowers continue to push for immediate debt relief while Biden is reluctant. See more stories on Insider’s business page. From fighting the … Read more

Biden’s ‘COVID-19 College Vaccine Challenge’ Targets Students for Inoculation | Education News

In its sprint to getting 70% of Americans vaccinated against the coronavirus by July 4, the Biden administration announced Thursday a COVID-19 higher education challenge, which asks college and university leaders to pledge to doing as much as they can to get students, faculty and staff vaccinated before the start of the next academic year. … Read more

Biden’s $20 Billion Education Equity Proposal Would Create ‘Powerful Incentive’ for States to Close Funding Gaps Between Districts

Get essential education news and commentary delivered straight to your inbox. Sign up here for The 74’s daily newsletter. Educators welcome President Joe Biden’s plan to spend $20 billion — on top of the federal government’s current funding for high-poverty districts — to address the needs of schools with the greatest concentrations of disadvantaged students. … Read more