Congressional delegation blasts DOE transgender ruling

A group of Congressional Democrats is condemning a recent decision by the U.S. Department of Education that threatens to withhold federal funds over a Connecticut policy that allows transgender girls to compete against non-transgender girls in high school sports.

Businesswoman upsets 5-term congressman in Colorado primary

DENVER (AP) — Five-term Colorado U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton was upset in Tuesday’s Republican Party primary by Lauren Boebert, a pistol-packing businesswoman, ardent defender of gun rights and border wall supporter who wants to abolish the U.S. Department of Education. Boebert won after a campaign in which she accused Tipton of not being sufficiently pro-Donald […]

Judge: Reopen Puerto Rico school cafeterias or face arrest

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A judge on Thursday gave Puerto Rico’s education secretary 24 hours to open all public school cafeterias in the U.S. territory or face arrest as impoverished students struggle to obtain free meals amid the pandemic. The ruling is the latest development in a lawsuit that several mothers and nonprofit […]

Council leader: Plan to cut $1B from NYPD expected to pass

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City lawmakers were expected Tuesday to approve shifting $1 billion from policing to education and social services in the coming year, acknowledging protesters’ demands to cut police spending — but falling short of what activists sought. City Council members were due to debate and vote on the plan Tuesday […]

Education Department targets employers over wage garnishment

The U.S. Education Department says it’s ramping up efforts to contact more than 37,000 employers who have improperly continued to garnish wages from workers who have fallen behind on their student loans. Congress ordered a temporary pause on involuntary collections in March, but the Education Department was sued weeks later in a class action case […]

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