Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program, Tennessee Education Funding, and California Ethnic Studies Requirement.

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  • The United States Department of Education is making progress on fixing the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program that was preventing borrowers’ payments from counting towards the program. Until now, there was a lack of clarity as to whose responsibility this was to fix. (US Department of Education, NPR, CNN, CNBC


  • Tennessee Governor Bill Lee calls for a review of the Tennessee Education funding formula, AKA Basic Education Program, which dictates how the state allots funds to K-12 public schools. This hasn’t been reviewed in 30 years. (Chalkbeat TN, Tennessean, Fox 13 Memphis, Axios)