"The Department of Education will not enforce standardized testing requirements, very importantly, for students in elementary through high school for the current year", Trump said at his daily briefing.
According to a release from the U.S. Education Department, states will be able to seek a waiver from federal testing requirements by filling out a form with a new streamlined application process. "Right now, everyone should be focused on staying safe and healthy, not worrying about their student loan balance growing".
"These are anxious times, particularly for students and families whose educations, careers, and lives have been disrupted", said Secretary DeVos in a statement.
Under the new amendment, any state that believes it is unable to properly assess their students due to closures can apply for an exemption through a waiver online.
Here's a closer look at Overwatch's new hero, Echo…Echo…Echo…
Unfortunately for those wanting tank and support heroes to be here soon, the wait goes on, but at least we know they're coming. Echo can't replicate an opposing Echo , and her cloned state isn't a "disguise" - it's clearly marked.
Michigan's annual M-STEP tests are scheduled to begin the week of April 13 and run through May 28. "They've been through a lot, ...back and forth (with) schools open, schools not open". "MDE will not be granting seat time waiver requests during this time", the memo from Deputy State Superintendent Vanessa Kessler said.
President Trump has announced much needed relief for students facing hardships during the pandemic.
For now, borrowers will be able to put off two monthly loan payments. The department has also authorized an automatic suspension of payments for any borrower more than 31 days delinquent as of March 13, 2020, or who becomes more than 31 days delinquent, essentially giving borrowers a safety net during the national emergency. "Large-scale student loan forgiveness would be inappropriate and would place an additional burden on those who did not take out loans - the vast majority of taxpayers".
"Borrowers should contact their lenders", Trump said, adding that it was "going to make a lot of students happy".