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The Nation's Divide over Critical Race Theory

November 5, 2021
The panel discussed the debate over critical race theory, how students are being taught in Virginia schools, and how the issue connects to history.
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Biden blames Trump for coronavirus-related school closures, calls education gap a ‘national emergency’

September 3, 2020
Josh Dawsey, Ashley Parker, Matt Viser | The Washington Post
Joe Biden on Wednesday sought to channel the frustrations of students, parents, and teachers around the country by squarely blaming President Trump for school districts' inability to fully reopen amid the coronavirus pandemic.
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How 2020 presidential candidates would address ‘albatross’ of student debt

June 20, 2019
Lisa Desjardins | PBS NewsHour
2020 candidates' ideas divide in a few ways. Primarily, some would cut college costs with different forms of free tuition. Others tackle the debt end, with plans to erase or cut debt.
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Bipartisan bill to help employers ease student loan debt held up by politics

May 24, 2019
Ed O'Keefe | CBS News
A new tax incentive for businesses and workers could bring relief for many of the more than 44 million Americans saddled with student debt. Collectively, they owe more than $1.5 trillion, a staggering amount.
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Trump says he will authorize Special Olympics funding

March 29, 2019
Hallie Jackson | NBC News
President Trump told reporters Thursday that he will fund the Special Olympics, overriding Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, who is catching heat for her proposal to slash the program’s federal funds.
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Reaction grows to Betsy Devos’ proposed Special Olympics cuts

March 28, 2019
Hallie Jackson | NBC News
Athletes and advocates are speaking out against Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’ proposal to slash more than $17 million in federal funding for the Special Olympics. DeVos is now defending her position.
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3 stories you might have missed

March 27, 2019
Have you been keeping up? Check out these stories you might have missed.
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Betsy DeVos grilled on proposed Special Olympics funding cuts

March 27, 2019
Kristen Welker | NBC News
Capitol Hill lawmakers questioned Education Secretary Betsy DeVos over her department’s proposed budget cuts, including a call to slash all $18 million in federal funding for the Special Olympics.
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