No interest, no payments required on federal student loans until 2021

Aug 25, 2020
The Department of Education just extended temporary relief for borrowers with federally held student loans.
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Why the former education secretary says "education runs on lies"

Sep 3, 2018
There's a disconnect between politicians' words on education and their actions, says Arne Duncan.
Then-Secretary of Education Arne Duncan meets with student chefs during a high school culinary contest in 2012.
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"Money is never enough,” the former federal education secretary says

Jul 24, 2018
We need high expectations for kids along with investment in schools, Arne Duncan says.
Then-Education Secretary Arne Duncan talks with second-graders at Paul Revere Elementary school in San Francisco in 2009
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What the Secretary of Education wishes he had accomplished

Jan 6, 2017
Secretary of Education John King reflects on his time in office.
Dr. John King, speaks during his Senate confirmation hearing to become Education secretary, on Capitol Hill, February 25, 2016 in Washington, DC. If confirmed by the US Senate, Dr. King will replace outgoing Education Secretary Arne Duncan. 
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Government details help for students defrauded by predatory colleges

Oct 28, 2016
Since Corinthian Colleges collapsed last year amid allegations of fraud, the Education Department has discharged $247 million in student loans.
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ITT Tech is shutting down

Sep 6, 2016
The for-profit college will shut down its 130 campuses and let go most of its 8,000 employees.

Will acting Education Secretary John King stay?

Mar 14, 2016
The Senate plans to take up King's confirmation Monday for the short-term post.
Dr. John King, speaks during his Senate confirmation hearing to become Education secretary, on Capitol Hill, February 25, 2016 in Washington, DC.
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Why liberal arts colleges are struggling

Mar 4, 2015
Sweet Briar College says it will close at the end of the academic year.

Weiss withdraws but will still work at Treasury

Jan 13, 2015
Is there a difference between an adviser and someone with Senate confirmation?