While not as dire as it was a year ago, vacancies in teaching positions across the state still number in the thousands.
Nearly half of all borrowers say they aren’t financially prepared to begin repaying their debt. Despite this, interest began accruing again on Sept. 1, and payments will be due again in October.
A number of school districts are choosing to reject Gov. Glenn Youngkin’s new model policy, which rolls back protections for transgender and nonbinary students.
There’s a growing issue around book banning in Virginia schools—and Red Wine and Blue seeks to empower parents to defend their children’s right to read.
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House Bill 1967 would have required Virginia schools to provide free breakfast and lunch to all K-12 public school students. It failed to pass during the 2023 General Assembly session after the Republican-controlled state House blocked the bill.
The Biden administration has begun the process of creating a new plan for widespread loan cancellation and implementing the SAVE Plan, which will cut monthly payments to $0 for millions of borrowers. There will also be a 12-month “on-ramp” period to ease borrowers back into making payments.
For many borrowers, qualifying monthly payments that should have moved them closer to forgiveness were not accounted for, effectively forcing them to make extra payments under their IDR plans.
Nationwide, more than 45 million people owe $1.6 trillion in federal loans for college, according to government data, and as many as 43 million of them stood to benefit from the cancellation program.
Participants on Tuesday discussed “the growing chorus of diverse voices speaking out against politicians and their far-right supporters’ attempts to attack students’ freedom to learn.”