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Missouri, Kansas judges temporarily halt much of President Biden's student debt forgiveness plan

Jun. 25, 2024 01:08 AM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Federal judges in Kansas and Missouri on Monday together blocked much of a Biden administration student loan repayment plan that provides a faster path to cancellation and lower monthly payments for millions of borrowers. The judges’ rulings prevent the U.S....

Missouri, Kansas judges temporarily halt much of President Biden's student debt forgiveness plan

Jun. 24, 2024 23:08 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Federal judges in Kansas and Missouri on Monday together blocked much of a Biden administration student loan repayment plan that provides a faster path to cancellation and lower monthly payments for millions of borrowers. The judges’ rulings prevent the U.S....

Yellen announces efforts to boost the housing supply as high prices create a crunch

Jun. 24, 2024 15:56 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration announced new steps to increase access to affordable housing as still-high prices on groceries and other necessities and high interest rates have dramatically pushed up the cost of living in the post-pandemic years. Treasury Secretary...

West Virginia University to increase tuition about 5% and cut some programs

Jun. 24, 2024 15:35 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia University is increasing tuition by just under 5% a semester and cutting several majors from its divisional campuses in an ongoing effort to offset enrollment drops and a budget deficit. The state flagship university's board of governors...

California governor wants to restrict smartphone usage in schools

Jun. 18, 2024 17:21 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom announced Tuesday that he wants to restrict students' usage of smartphones during the school day, citing the mental health risks of social media. The announcement, which was first reported by Politico, comes a day after U.S....

Congressional Budget Office raises this year’s federal budget deficit projection by $400 billion

Jun. 18, 2024 17:19 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Congressional Budget Office said Tuesday that it projects this year’s federal budget deficit to be $400 billion higher, a 27% increase compared to its original estimate released in February. The major drivers of the change include: higher costs from the...

Editorial Roundup: Indiana

Jun. 18, 2024 12:54 PM EDT

Fort Wayne Journal Gazette. June 14, 2024. Editorial: Kids Count data gives Indiana an opportunity to do better If the health of children and youth is an indication of how a community cares for its young people, then Indiana is struggling to meet that measure. ...

Staffing shortages persist as Hawaii’s effort to expand preschool moves forward

Jun. 17, 2024 12:32 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — When the new school year begins in August, more than 800 Hawaii children will gain access to free public preschool. In its largest push yet to expand public preschool, the Executive Office on Early Learning plans to open 44 new classes serving 3- and 4-year-olds,...

Rhode Island lawmakers approve $13.9 billion budget plan, slew of other bills

Jun. 14, 2024 15:34 PM EDT

Rhode Island lawmakers gave final approval to a proposed $13.9 billion state budget plan early Friday that includes additional funding for education and a $120 million bond to expand affordable housing. The budget was among a slew of bills approved by lawmakers in the final days of...

Biden's student loan work gets tepid reviews — even among those with debt, an AP-NORC poll finds

Jun. 11, 2024 17:53 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — As he campaigns for reelection, President Joe Biden frequently touts his work on student debt, pointing to the millions of people who received cancellation under his watch. Yet relatively few Americans say they're fans of his work on the issue, even among those who have student...