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2020 cheat sheet: What the Democratic presidential candidates have said about...

Originally posted on Chalkbeat by Chalkbeat Staff on June 13, 2019. Updated on Jan. 3, 2020.  Education is hardly the only issue driving the 2020...

The Indy 500: Asking about citizenship on the 2020 census is...

Here’s an unfun fact: During the 2010 census, 18,000 Colorado children, newborn to 4 years old, went uncounted. I hear this number from Rosemary...

Obama in Denver promises action, with or without Congress

DENVER-- As anticipated, President Obama this morning detailed his plan to use an executive order to ease the burden of student loan debt that presently presses down on tens of millions of Americans. Speaking in shirt sleeves and drawing on his own struggles with student debt as a young man, husband and father, Obama told the energized crowd in an event center hall on the downtown university Auraria Campus that he was determined for the foreseeable future to act wherever possible to relieve economic distress in the country without going through the gridlocked Congress.

VIDEO: Bachmann opposes any forgiveness of student loans

In a speech Thursday at the Commonwealth Club of California, U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann batted down suggestions of student loan and debt forgiveness that have come out of the Occupy Wall Street movement, saying the movement isn’t offering permanent solutions.

College loan default rates hits 12-year high

A metric for gauging the number of college debt holders defaulting on their loans published today by the U.S. Department of Education shows borrowers who went into repayment between 2007 and 2009 defaulted at a rate of 8.8 percent — a 12-year high.

Bennet pleads case at CU Boulder: ‘If you vote, we win’

BOULDER -- Swinging through University Memorial Center on the CU-Boulder campus minutes ago, U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet pleaded soft and loud for students here...

Obama enters banking fray while lobbyists rope-a-dope Congress

President Barack Obama's sheer popularity will make it harder for members of Congress to water down banking and finance regulations, but his willingness to play legislative hardball has already score a major victory over another key bank lobby priority: student loan subsidies.
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