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U.S. Education Secretary Miguel Cardona appeared alongside President Biden when he announced his student loan relief plan on Aug. 24. On Thursday, the administration quietly changed its guidance around which borrowers qualify for this relief. Evan Vucci/AP hide caption

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In a reversal, the Education Dept. is excluding many from student loan relief

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President Joe Biden speaks during a meeting of the White House Competition Council in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington, Monday, Sept. 26, 2022. Susan Walsh/AP hide caption

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How social-emotional learning became a frontline in the battle against CRT

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When computer science major Elijah Love got the bill for his summer classes, he learned the credits were free. His school, North Carolina A&T State University, used federal COVID relief funding to pay for them. Liz Schlemmer/WUNC hide caption

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HBCUs got a windfall of federal COVID relief. Here's how colleges are spending it

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Volunteers from McQuaid Jesuit High School play basketball with the children of Cameron Community Ministries' after-school program. Max Schulte/WXXI News hide caption

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Many children are regularly exposed to gun violence. Here's how to help them heal

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Waiting for loan forgiveness, borrowers are targets for scammers

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The administration of Republican Gov. Glenn Youngkin is working to adopt new restrictions for transgender students in the Virginia public school system. Steve Helber/AP hide caption

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People walk by the campus of Yeshiva University in New York City on Aug. 30. The school told students in an email that it was pausing all student clubs on campus. Spencer Platt/Getty Images hide caption

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Writer and health educator Marni Sommer is co-author of A Girl's Guide to Puberty & Periods, which aims to help young people ages 9 to 14 understand the changes that happen in puberty and what to expect when. Grow & Know/Screenshot by NPR hide caption

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Student backpacks in a classroom at Yung Wing School P.S. 124 on June 24, 2022 in New York City. Michael Loccisano/Getty Images hide caption

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This community-sourced poem is all about hope for the new school year

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U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona spoke to NPR during the Pittsburgh stop of his back-to-school bus tour. Joshua Roberts/Getty Images hide caption

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Education Secretary Cardona takes NPR's questions about Biden's student loan plan

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'Sesame Street' hosts Matt Robinson (Gordon), Will Lee (Mr. Hooper) Loretta Long (Susan) and Bob McGrath (Bob) stand with Big Bird on set, circa 1969. Hulton Archive/Children's Television Workshop/Getty Images hide caption

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Students walk to and from classes on the Indiana University campus, Thursday, Oct. 14, 2021, in Bloomington, Ind. Indiana will tax student debt relief as income, reflecting similar policies in other U.S. states following the Biden administration's announcement of a forgiveness plan in August 2022. Darron Cummings/AP hide caption

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