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Lack of action on student debt could impact Schumer, other Democrats

Lack of action on student debt could impact Schumer, other Democrats

Approximately 2.5 million New Yorkers who collectively owe $93 billion in student loans, according to the U.S. Department of Education. Many voters in the Empire State are looking at candidates in the November midterm elections to see where they stand on the national student loan debt crisis. Among the seats up for grabs in New York is that of Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer, who has been a vocal advocate of canceling student loans in recent years.

Lack of action on student debt could impact Schumer, other Democrats

Approximately 2.5 million New Yorkers who collectively owe $93 billion in student loans, according to the U.S. Department of Education. Many voters in the Empire State are looking at candidates in the November midterm elections to see where they stand on the national student loan debt crisis. Among the seats up for grabs in New York is that of Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer, who has been a vocal advocate of canceling student loans in recent years.

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Low-income schools more vulnerable to disasters, government report says

Low-income schools more vulnerable to disasters, government report says

A new Government Accountability Office report shows the majority of school districts that receive disaster aid serve America’s most vulnerable students. It’s unclear if Congress will consider a provision from the Biden administration’s Build Back Better Act that would allocate funding to preemptively replace ailing school buildings.

Maryland lawmaker may revisit Holocaust education mandate

Maryland lawmaker may revisit Holocaust education mandate

On International Holocaust Remembrance Day, Maryland is among the 31 states that do not have laws requiring Holocaust education, but a state lawmaker who attempted to impose such a curriculum mandate three years ago said he may explore a second attempt at passing the legislation in 2023.

The Challenge of Teaching Students With Visual Disabilities From Afar

While teaching during a pandemic has presented extraordinary challenges for all teachers, educators working with the visually impaired have had the especially difficult task of adapting a curriculum based largely on physical interactions—like teaching a student how to read braille by touch or how to walk with a cane—to the two-dimensional environment of online learning. Although technology plays a significant role in many special education programs for the blind and deaf, there’s little precedent for a completely virtual education for the visually impaired, and certainly no rule book.

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