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Va. school board to reconsider transgender student policies

Aug. 20, 2021 16:07 PM EDT

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) — A Virginia school board has scheduled a special meeting next week to reconsider a policy change to protect transgender students that the board voted down this week. At the meeting Thursday, the Newport News School Board will get another...

Some governors use federal virus aid to expand school choice

Aug. 20, 2021 13:41 PM EDT

When Congress sent states billions of dollars early in the coronavirus pandemic to help make schools safe, Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee saw an opportunity. He used part of the windfall to further his goal of offering school choice options for parents, sending millions to...

US to erase student debt for those with severe disabilities

Aug. 19, 2021 16:09 PM EDT

The Biden administration announced Thursday it will automatically erase student loan debt for more than 300,000 Americans with severe disabilities that leave them unable to earn significant incomes. The move will wipe out more than $5.8 billion in debt, according to the...