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What's in, and what's out, as Democrats reshape Biden bill

Oct. 22, 2021 14:03 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — After months of talks, Democrats are edging closer to an agreement on what programs and policies to include in President Joe Biden's massive plan to expand health and safety net programs and combat global warming. The plan seems likely to include...

Kentucky judge blocks public tax credits for private schools

Oct. 08, 2021 14:33 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A judge ruled Friday that Kentucky’s constitution prohibits a part of a new state law enabling donors to get tax credits for supporting private school tuition. Franklin Circuit Court Judge Phillip Shepherd said the state cannot implement the...

EXPLAINER: What's behind changes in student loan forgiveness

Oct. 08, 2021 00:40 AM EDT

A student debt forgiveness program with notoriously complex eligibility rules is getting an overhaul from the Biden administration, with the intent of extending debt relief to thousands of public workers. The Education Department announced Wednesday that it will lift some...

Troubled student loan forgiveness program gets an overhaul

Oct. 06, 2021 07:53 AM EDT

The Biden administration is temporarily relaxing the rules for a student loan forgiveness program that has been criticized for its notoriously complex requirements — a change that could offer debt relief to thousands of teachers, social workers, military members and other public servants. ...

East Moline inmates studying in Augustana College program

Sep. 26, 2021 09:27 AM EDT

EAST MOLINE, Ill. (AP) — Inmates at East Moline Correctional Center have begun a Bachelor of Arts program through Augustana College. State officials say 10 students began study late in the summer. They are taking courses from professors who lecture on the same subjects...

Official: Kentucky State University needs funds to stay open

Sep. 24, 2021 18:59 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky’s only public historically Black university will need emergency funding to stay open through the end of the year, Kentucky State University's vice president for finance told lawmakers Friday at a budget hearing. “We are confident...

California woman accused in $6M student loan debt scam

Sep. 21, 2021 16:50 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — A California woman has been arrested on suspicion of masterminding a student loan debt relief scam that bilked thousands of borrowers out of more than $6 million, the state's top prosecutor announced Tuesday. Angela Kathryn Mirabella, 47, ran a...

Judge reviews tax credits to support private school tuition

Sep. 16, 2021 19:48 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A judge heard arguments Thursday over the constitutionality of allowing public tax credits to support private school tuition as a school-choice dispute reached a Kentucky courtroom. Opponents said the provisions represent a form of aid to private...

Editorial Roundup: North Carolina

Sep. 15, 2021 13:32 PM EDT

Winston-Salem Journal. Sept 13, 2021. Editorial: Jan. 6 justice begins It’s a dubious distinction to be the first Triad resident convicted of a misdemeanor in relation to the Jan. 6 insurrection at the nation’s Capitol. It’s not something, we...

Chinese students hit by US visa rejections amid tension

Sep. 14, 2021 05:09 AM EDT

After a semester online, Wang Ziwei looked forward to meeting classmates who are returning to campus at Washington University in St. Louis. But the 23-year-old finance student said the U.S. revoked his student visa on security grounds. Wang is among at least 500 students...