Stories tagged: "higher education"


US President Joe Biden announces student loan relief with Education Secretary Miguel Cardona (R) on August 24, 2022 in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, DC. - Biden announced that most US university graduates still trying to pay off student loans will get $10,000 of relief to address a decades-old headache of massive educational debt across the country. (Photo by OLIVIER DOULIERY / AFP) (Photo by OLIVIER DOULIERY/AFP via Getty Images)
Biden’s New Student Loan Repayment Plan Would Help Millions of Working and Middle-Class Americans 

Under the new plan, borrowers who earn less than roughly $30,600 a year would owe $0 a month on their federal student loans, effectively pausing them. A borrower who’s in a family of four and makes less than roughly $62,400 would also see their payments paused.

The Best Of: Wisconsin Education in 2022

Between the shift to at-home learning and the struggle to hire enough teachers, the past three years have been challenging for schools. But 2022 proved Wisconsin's emerged better than most.  Here are several "good news" standouts.

UW-Madison. (Shutterstock)
Next Fall, In-State Students from Low Income Families Will Be Able to Attend UW System Schools for Free

The Wisconsin Tuition Promise will waive tuition for households making less than $62,000/year. Legislative Republicans are being asked to fund it beyond its first year.

In this screen image from WisconsinEye, Sen. Roger Roth (R-Appleton), chair of the state Senate Committee on Universities and Technical Colleges, leads a public information hearing on critical race theory.
‘Made-Up Political Outrage’: Republican Legislators Target Efforts to Teach About Historic Racism

Professor responds that students “don’t have to agree with me, but they do have to think.”

UW System Interim President Tommy Thompson, right, and UW-Eau Claire Chancellor James Schmidt pose after using a hammer to ring the bell on a “Smash COVID” carnival game during an event at the university Monday to promote students being vaccinated against the virus. (Photo by Julian Emerson)
‘C’mon, Guys, You Can Do This!’ Former Gov. Thompson Rallies UWEC Students to Smash COVID

UW leader swings a hammer and raises the goal for students to be protected from the coronavirus.

Wisconsin Education Association Council President Ron "Duff" Martin says bills that Republicans claim would ban critical race theory in Wisconsin schools would only serve to whitewash history, including that of his own family. (Screenshot/Zoom)
‘It’s Part of Who I Am’: Education Advocates Slam Bills That Would Whitewash History Classes

Sponsors say discussions of institutional racism and implicit bias will make white people feel bad.

The East Gallery at the Capitol in Madison houses the governor's office. (Photo by Jessica VanEgeren)
As in Any Big Budget, There Are Winners and Losers for Planned State Projects

Evers makes $2.4 billion in capital budget recommendations that the Legislature will subtract, add, or modify.