The Nation’s Report Card worsens, Democrats’ Spending Bill, Cardona says kids’ mental health is at a critical point.


  • The Democrats’ social spending bill - which is still being negotiated and President Biden aims to pass by October 30 - sees public education funding grow to $98.4B, a $24.9B increase and includes an increase of $16.1B for Title 1. However, Free community college looks like it is off the table, at least for now, though. (EdWeek, The Hill, NBC, Reuters




  • As the Education Department makes progress on fixing the student loan forgiveness program (CNBC, Fox News) they are also restarting student loan payments (Politico).