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After an NPR investigation led to an overhaul of the troubled TEACH Grant program, the U.S. Department of Education says teachers have had nearly $44 million in loans turned back into grants.
When U.S. schools went online-only in the spring, many struggled to provide vital services to students with disabilities. Families, advocates and many educators say this fall has to be different.
The pending federal rule changes could push a million kids off free or reduced-price school meals, at least temporarily.
The education secretary says many students who were defrauded by for-profit colleges don’t deserve full relief from their loans. Department memos show career staff arguing the opposite.
The Education Department narrowly avoids a subpoena in a fight with House Democrats over forgiving the loans of defrauded student borrowers.
When a loan forgiveness program for public servants wasn’t working, Congress created a temporary fix. Documents obtained by NPR show that the program didn’t fix much.