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Afternoon Announcements: Congress Allows Student Loan Interest Rates to Double

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July 02, 2013 04:42 pm

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“The ConnectED initiative and the expansion and modernization of the e-Rate program will help transform the technological infrastructure in the nation’s classrooms and libraries, allowing schools and communities to provide students with a twenty-first-century education,” the letter reads. “We, the undersigned, stand ready to support the FCC at this historic moment to connect all schools to the digital age.” Alliance for Excellent Education

Congress didn’t act in time to stop some student loan interest rates from doubling this week, but can they intervene before the new school years starts, and students take out a new batch of loans? Washington Post

The nine California CORE districts are still waiting for a response on their No Child Left Behind waiver proposal. They expect to receive the waivers. “We are confident that we will have all issues ironed out in time to be approved in time for the school year that starts in fall 2013,” Hilary McLean, a spokewoman for the California Office to Reform Education (CORE), said. Politics K-12

Los Angeles Unified School District Superintendent John Deasy gave an interview to NPR on what it’s like to live a day in his shoes, running one of the biggest school districts in the country. “One of the things that absolutely keeps me up at night is how quickly I can make good on the promise that we made to the hundreds of thousands of youth in Los Angeles, that their rights would be honored, and that they would all graduate, college and workforce ready.” NPR

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