More than 323,000 borrowers with significant or permanent disabilities will be relieved of a total of about $5.8 billion in student debt beginning in September, the U.S. Education Department announced.
Florida became the eighth state in the nation to ban transgender girls from participating in girls' sports in school when the state's Republican governor signed a bill into law at the start of LGBTQ Pride Month.
Schools around the country are planning a return to widespread in-person instruction for the 2021-22 school year, with some districts completely eliminating remote learning.
A weeklong strike at the Hunts Point Produce Market in the Bronx ended on Jan. 23 with workers winning their largest pay raise in decades and more money for health coverage. More than 1,400 workers, who have been working through the pandemic to help supply produce to New York City, has voted to strike.
Amazon warehouse workers in Alabama began holding the corporation’s first union vote in the United States on Feb. 8. Amazon does not employ any union labor in the country and the approximately 5,800 fulfillment center employees are facing stiff opposition from the tech giant.