Feds Lay Out Ground Rules for School Reopenings

Safely reopening schools, as defined by top U.S. health officials, means ensuring there’s little to no transmission of Covid-19 within them. With a new playbook offering specific, science-based guidelines, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention aims to help schools achieve that goal.

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Judge Rejects Settlement, Fast-Tracks Student Debt Relief Class Action

Finding strong indications of “bad faith” in the way Education Secretary Betsy DeVos denied 94% of student debt relief claims in recent months, a federal judge rejected a proposed settlement Monday night and fast-tracked a lawsuit over long delays in deciding borrower defense claims.

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Judge Asked to Block Overhaul of Campus Sexual Assault Rules

Saying the impending regulations will be costly and make it harder to discipline sexual misconduct, a group of blue states urged a federal judge on Friday to block the Trump administration’s changes to how schools must adjudicate sexual harassment and assault claims.

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Blue States Take Feds to Court Over College Sexual Assault Rules

The Trump administration’s new Title IX rules mean students across the country could return to school in the fall with fewer protections from sexual assault, a group of Democrat-led states claim in a federal lawsuit filed Thursday.

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California Sues DeVos Over Failures of Student-Loan Forgiveness Program

Accusing the Trump administration of being stingy with student loan relief meant for teachers, police officers and other public servants, California sued the U.S. Department of Education and Secretary Betsy DeVos on Wednesday for botching a bipartisan federal debt relief program.

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Feds Accused of Holding Back Tax Refunds Over Student Debt

The Trump administration has kept up collecting on federal student loan debt during the Covid-19 pandemic by withholding urgently needed tax refunds, according to a lawsuit filed Friday in Washington federal court.

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