Nearly a half million CT residents with student loans are eligible for debt relief, and more than half of them are Pell Grant recipients.
Some borrowers who earn less than $125,000 will qualify for forgiveness up to $20,000. The average debt for Connecticut borrowers is $35,162.
Rep. Jahana Hayes was critical of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’s refusal to oppose the use of federal money on firearms for schools.
The U.S. Department of Education stopped sharing that information with the state governments last year, saying local policing of student lenders impeded federal oversight.
Connecticut lawmakers want to make sure it’s clear that federal funds can’t be used to arm teachers.
WASHINGTON — Connecticut joined 17 other states and the District of Columbia Thursday to sue the U.S. Department of Education and Secretary Betsy DeVos for delaying implementation of a new regulation aimed at protecting student borrowers. It was to become effective on July 1.
The watchdog board that oversees state contracts will investigate whether Connecticut’s vocational-technical school system improperly spent millions of dollars over the past three years on marketing and consulting contracts with two Rocky Hill-based firms.
WASHINGTON – Connecticut has joined a lobbying effort to change how federal money for schools with large populations of poor or disadvantaged students is distributed. The new regulation would bar school districts from “supplanting” the money they give to schools with poor students with federal money aimed at “supplementing” local funding.
WASHINGTON — As the Obama administration rolls out rules on how to implement the nation’s new federal education law, one proposal could shake up how money is spent on schools in the state’s poor neighborhoods.
It is difficult to believe as a life-long educator that the media has yet to ask any of the presidential candidates about their views on K-12 public education. It is a well known fact the public education in Connecticut and across the nation has suffered immensely as an outgrowth of the policies of the George W. Bush administration with its No Child Left Behind (NCLB) program. Likewise, public education continued its downward spiral as a result of President Barack Obama’s appointment of Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, who ushered in the disastrous Race to the Top along with the Common Core State Standards.
The U.S. Department of Education will give some states more time to implement teacher evaluation systems that are linked to student performance.