Kabul, Afghanistan: At least 23 dead after suicide bomb blast at Kaaj educational center

Kabul, Afghanistan CNN  —  A suicide bomb attack on an education center in Kabul has killed at least 23 people, most of whom are believed to be young women, in the latest sign of the deteriorating security situation in the Afghan capital. The explosion took place on Friday at the Kaaj education center, in a … Read more

Student loan forgiveness: Biden administration kicks off student loan debt forgiveness process

CNN  —  The Biden administration on Thursday is kicking off its efforts toward forgiving student loan debt, sending updates on the process via email before the window to apply opens next month. In August, President Joe Biden announced his decision to cancel up to $10,000 in student loan debt for individuals making less than $125,000 … Read more

8 million student loan borrowers will get automatic forgiveness

Leopatrizi | E+ | Getty Images As part of President Joe Biden’s historic student loan forgiveness plan, up to 8 million people could get automatic debt relief, according to the White House. Across the board, most people with federal student debt will be eligible for some forgiveness: up to $10,000 if they didn’t receive a Pell Grant, … Read more

CBO says Biden’s student loan cancellation plan could cost $400 billion

Washington CNN  —  President Joe Biden’s plan to cancel up to $20,000 in federal student loan debt for low- and middle-income borrowers could cost $400 billion, according to a Congressional Budget Office report released Monday. Biden announced the forgiveness plan in August, after facing mounting pressure from progressives to broadly cancel some student loan debt. … Read more

CA mandatory kindergarten bill: Gov. Gavin Newsom rejects mandatory kindergarten law

SACRAMENTO — Beyond what they learn academically in kindergarten, students learn everyday routines: how to take care of class materials and how to be kind to their peers, according to Golden Empire Elementary School kindergarten teacher Carla Randazzo. While developing those skills became more difficult for students going to school online during the pandemic, occasionally, … Read more

Is the pandemic over? We asked an economist, an education expert and a public health scholar their views

Editor’s Note: The views expressed in this commentary are solely those of the writers. CNN is showcasing the work of The Conversation, a collaboration between journalists and academics to provide news analysis and commentary. The content is produced solely by The Conversation. President Joe Biden’s declaration that “the pandemic is over” raised eyebrows and the … Read more

Hamilton’s Mohawk College to offer game design program amid global boom in gaming – Hamilton

Mohawk College will use the backdrop of Hamilton’s Comic Con event on the weekend to recruit students for a three-year game design program. The learning facility is set to offer a Game–Design Advanced Diploma program to take advantage of the expansion in the game design industry expected in the Greater Hamilton area in the next … Read more

How many people will get student loan forgiveness in each state

Brandon Bell | Getty Images News | Getty Images The White House released an analysis on Tuesday of how many people in each state stand to benefit from its student loan forgiveness plan, including a count of borrowers who received a Pell Grant. More than 3.5 million people are eligible for debt cancellation in California, … Read more

How to Recognize the Signs of ‘Sensory Processing Disorder’

Photo: myboys.me (Shutterstock) Sensory processing disorder (or SPD) is a neurological condition in which someone cannot interpret external or internal stimuli the way a “neurotypical” person would. You know your five senses: sight, sound, touch, taste, and smell. A person with SPD might not like bright lights, loud sirens, or pungent smells. However, there are … Read more

These changes are a better student debt fix than Biden’s forgiveness

hept27 | iStock | Getty Images Student loan debtors are poised to get some breathing room after President Joe Biden unveiled a plan last month to forgive up to $20,000 per borrower in federal student loans. But some experts say the one-time presidential pardon will not do much to alleviate the student debt crisis affecting … Read more