Business, Education

U.S. Department of Education to forgive $3.9 billion in student debt for former ITT Tech students

BALTIMORE, MD—Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh this week announced that the U.S. Department of Education will forgive or refund $3.9 billion in debt for 208,000 former ITT Technical Institute (ITT Tech) students across the country. The announcement follows the urging of Attorney General Frosh, as part of a multistate coalition, to cancel the federal student loan debt of many …


Education

MSDE partners with Baltimore County, Howard County Public Schools in $5.5 million grant to improve outcomes for children with disabilities

BALTIMORE, MD—Committed to improved outcomes for children and youth with disabilities, the Maryland State Department of Education is partnering with two local school systems in a $5.5 million State Personnel Development Grant (SPDG) awarded by the U.S. Department of Education. Baltimore County Public Schools and Howard County Public Schools will join MSDE’s Division of Early Intervention and Special Education Services, …


Attorney General Frosh announces $1.85 billion settlement with student loan servicer Navient

BALTIMORE, MD—Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh this week announced that Navient Corporation, one of the nation’s largest student loan servicers, will provide relief totaling $1.85 billion to resolve allegations of unfair and deceptive student loan servicing practices and abuses in originating predatory student loans. This settlement, joined by a coalition of 39 attorneys general, resolves claims that since 2009, …

Maryland U.S. Attorney’s Office collects over $26 million in civil, criminal actions for U.S. taxpayers in FY 2021

BALTIMORE, MD—U.S. Attorney Erek L. Barron this week announced that financial collections in criminal and civil actions in Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 in the District of Maryland reached $26,206,937.09. The U.S. Department of Justice keeps statistics on a fiscal year basis, closing the books each September 30th. “Thanks to the hard work and dedication of employees of the U.S. Attorney’s …

Attorney General Frosh joins multistate coalition urging Department of Education to fix broken Public Service Loan Forgiveness program

BALTIMORE, MD—Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh this week joined a coalition of 22 attorneys general in urging the U.S. Department of Education (ED) to take robust action to fix the broken Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program. Since borrowers first became eligible for relief in 2017, almost all PSLF applications have been rejected, leaving millions of public servants in …

Rosedale student named to 57th class of U.S. Presidential Scholars

ROSEDALE, MD—U.S. Secretary of Education Dr. Miguel Cardona this week announced the 57th class of U.S. Presidential Scholars, recognizing 161 high school seniors for their accomplishments in academics, the arts, and career and technical education fields. A Baltimore County student who lives in Rosedale made the list. “The 2021 Presidential Scholars represent extraordinary achievements for our extraordinary times,” said U.S. …

Attorney General Frosh calls for cancellation of federal student loan debt

BALTIMORE, MD—Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh on Friday joined a multistate coalition urging the adoption of U.S. House and Senate resolutions that call for the cancellation of up to $50,000 in federal student debt owed by every federal student loan borrower nationwide. In their letter to Congress, the attorneys general stress the relief needed for borrowers struggling with unmanageable …

Governor Hogan announces $35.8 million in education relief funding for non-public schools

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Tuesday announced that $35.8 million in federal COVID-19 relief funding is available for the state’s non-public schools to support safe reopenings. “I believe very strongly that every child in Maryland deserves access to a world-class education regardless of what neighborhood they happen to grow up in,” said Governor Hogan. “With this critical additional funding, we …