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A Planned Biden Order Aims to Tilt the Job Market Toward Workers – The New York Times

Noncompete clauses, licensing requirements and corporate mergers have tended to strengthen the hand of business. According to an increasingly influential school of thought in left-of-center economic circles, corporate mergers and some other common business practices have made American workers worse off. The government, this theory holds, should address it. It appears that school has a More Info »

With a second for-profit medical school opening in Utah, the state will be training hundreds of new doctors a year – The Salt Lake Tribune

Slots for medical residencies will likely become the new chokepoint for increasing the number of doctors in the Mountain West. When Taylor Purcell learned he was accepted into Noorda College of Osteopathic Medicine, he canceled his interviews at other medical schools. “Noorda was my top choice,” Purcell said of the new, for-profit medical school set More Info »

U.S. Department of Education Announces More Biden-Harris Appointees

Contact: Press Office, (202) 401-1576, Today, the U.S. Department of Education announced more political appointees that will lead various parts of the agency. These diverse and accomplished individuals will bring a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the agency, and work to quickly advance key education priorities for the Biden-Harris Administration. Katy Neas, Deputy More Info »

Senators urge Education Department to fix student loan forgiveness programs – Yahoo! Finance

A group of leading Democratic Senators is pushing the Education Department to expand and reform existing student debt forgiveness programs so more debtors can access relief. “We encourage the Department to pursue policies that reduce disparities in the burden of student debt, simplify loan repayment, close donut holes in forgiveness programs, and improve the overall More Info »

Lawmakers, others want sweeping $3B investment in voc-tech schools – MetroWest Daily News

BOSTON — With businesses warning of worker shortages and thousands of prospective students stuck on waitlists, lawmakers and advocates are urging the Legislature to inject billions of dollars into Massachusetts vocational and technical schools and to reform their admissions policies. A steady stream of speakers Tuesday at an Education Committee hearing called for sweeping state More Info »