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Maurie McInnis, Yale’s New President, Emphasized Policing at Previous Post

Published 07/02/2024 10:01 PM

In her four years at the state university, Maurie McInnis drew criticism from faculty members who said some of her decisions violated academic freedom.

Oklahoma’s State Superintendent Requires Public Schools to Teach the Bible

Published 06/28/2024 04:38 AM

The state superintendent, Ryan Walters, said the Bible was a “necessary historical document.” The mandate comes as part of a conservative movement to infuse Christian values in public schools.

Northwestern Law School Accused of Bias Against White Men in Hiring

Published 07/02/2024 09:59 PM

The lawsuit was filed a year after the Supreme Court struck down the use of racial and gender preferences in college admissions.

Bloomberg’s $1 Billion Gift of Free Medical School Tuition Only Applies to Some

Published 07/10/2024 07:59 PM

A donation from Bloomberg Philanthropies will provide free tuition for Johns Hopkins medical students, if their families make less than $300,000 a year.

Harvard’s Antisemitism and Anti-Muslim Task Forces Find Climate of Bias

Published 06/26/2024 10:04 PM

Groups investigating antisemitism and anti-Muslim bias cited instances of discrimination against pro-Israel students and “a pervasive climate of intolerance” against pro-Palestinian students.

Why U.S. Schools Are Facing Their Biggest Budget Crunch in Years

Published 06/26/2024 02:34 PM

Federal pandemic aid helped keep school districts afloat, but that money is coming to an end.

Schools Got a Record $190 Billion in Pandemic Aid. Did It Work?

Published 06/26/2024 12:31 PM

Two new studies suggest that the largest single federal investment in U.S. schools improved student test scores, but only modestly.

A School With 7 Students: Inside the ‘Microschools’ Movement

Published 06/18/2024 03:37 PM

Parents, desperate for help, are turning to private schools with a half-dozen or so students. And they are getting a financial boost from taxpayers.

Newsom Calls for Ban on Smartphone Use in California Schools

Published 06/18/2024 11:06 PM

Gov. Gavin Newsom called for a statewide ban as states and large school districts have pursued similar prohibitions to prevent disruption and cyberbullying.

Penn Bans Encampments After Wave of Campus Protests Over War in Gaza

Published 06/06/2024 09:14 PM

The new rules, which would also significantly rein in demonstrations at the university in other ways, come on the heels of a nationwide wave of student activism against Israel’s actions in Gaza.

Is This the End for Mandatory D.E.I. Statements?

Published 06/06/2024 02:41 PM

Harvard and M.I.T. no longer require applicants for teaching jobs to explain how they would serve underrepresented groups. Other schools may follow.

U.C. Berkeley’s Leader, a Free Speech Champion, Has Advice for Today’s Students: Tone It Down

Published 06/11/2024 10:05 PM

“Just because you have the right to say something doesn’t mean it’s right to say,” said Carol Christ, who is retiring as chancellor at the end of this month.

Student Protesters Want Charges Dropped as Universities Grapple With Discipline

Published 06/05/2024 04:10 PM

At pro-Palestinian demonstrations, students have broken codes of conduct and, sometimes, the law. But the question of whether and how to discipline them is vexing universities.

Yale Chooses Maurie McInnis as New President

Published 05/30/2024 08:19 PM

Maurie D. McInnis, a cultural historian, will be the first woman to serve as the school’s permanent president.

Harvard Says It Will No Longer Take Positions on Matters Outside of the University

Published 05/29/2024 06:04 PM

The policy could ease pressure on the school to issue statements on current events. Officials were criticized for their handling of the Oct. 7 Hamas attacks.

Trump Elevates a Conservative ‘Warrior’ on Education

Published 05/28/2024 02:02 AM

Byron Donalds is best known as a Trump defender and potential vice-presidential pick. But in Florida, the congressman and his wife made a name — and a business — in the charter school movement.

In Antisemitism Hearing, Republicans Demand Discipline for Student Protesters

Published 05/24/2024 12:14 AM

Leaders of Northwestern, U.C.L.A. and Rutgers, drawing lessons from prior hearings, sought to avoid enraging either the Republicans on the committee or members of their own institutions.

Anyone Want to Be a College President? There Are (Many) Openings

Published 05/22/2024 03:09 PM

The job is not what it used to be. There are openings at U.C.L.A., Yale, Harvard, Cornell, Penn … and many, many others.

U.C.L.A. Police Make First Arrest in Attack on Protest Encampment

Published 05/24/2024 07:14 PM

Edan On, an 18-year-old, was charged with assault. The police said he beat pro-Palestinian protesters with a wooden pole.

Protesters at University of Chicago Take Over Institute of Politics Building

Published 05/18/2024 06:09 PM

Heidi Heitkamp was in her office at the University of Chicago’s Institute of Politics when protesters occupied the building.

Dartmouth’s President, Sian Leah Beilock, Called in Police Quickly. The Fallout Was Just as Swift.

Published 05/13/2024 12:19 PM

Local law enforcement went in just a couple of hours after a protest encampment went up.

How Columbia University Lost Support From the Russell Berrie Foundation

Published 05/11/2024 03:58 AM

Columbia University has faced enormous public pressure over protests. But emails and interviews also show some of the private demands on the Ivy League school.

U.S.C. Tries to Manage ‘Train Wreck’ of a Graduation

Published 05/09/2024 10:25 PM

A Netflix star will not speak at a ceremony. Security is high. And some professors are pushing for the valedictorian, whose speech was canceled, to give an address.

Why Al Jazeera is the Go To News Source for Student Protesters

Published 05/13/2024 09:01 PM

Students active in campus protests value Al Jazeera’s on-the-ground coverage and its perspective on the Israel-Hamas war. They draw distinctions between it and major American outlets.

Two Universities Cancel Speeches by U.N. Ambassador

Published 05/10/2024 11:31 PM

Invitations to Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield were withdrawn by Xavier University and the University of Vermont because of student objections to American support for Israel.

It’s Not Just Gaza: Student Protesters See Links to a Global Struggle

Published 05/02/2024 04:40 AM

In many students’ eyes, the war in Gaza is linked to other issues, such as policing, mistreatment of Indigenous people, racism and the impact of climate change.

What the First Amendment Means for Campus Protests

Published 05/02/2024 04:14 PM

Encampments? Occupying buildings? Demonstrators cite their right to free expression, but the issues are thorny.

The Congresswoman Going After Elite Universities on Antisemitism

Published 04/16/2024 01:53 PM

Representative Virginia Foxx is a blunt partisan. But her life in rural North Carolina informs her attacks against these schools, starting with whether Harvard is truly “elite.”

With States Banning DEI, Some Universities Find a Workaround

Published 04/12/2024 10:02 AM

Welcome to the new “Office of Access and Engagement.” Schools are renaming departments and job titles to try to preserve diversity programs.

U.S.C. Cancels Valedictorian’s Speech After Pro-Israel Groups Object

Published 05/05/2024 06:02 PM

The university cited security concerns at the graduation. But the student, who is Muslim, said the school was “succumbing to a campaign of hate meant to silence my voice.”

At UC Berkeley, a Pro-Palestinian Protest Disrupts Dinner at a Dean’s Home

Published 04/13/2024 04:06 PM

Pro-Palestinian supporters disrupted a dinner for law students. There was a tussle over the microphone and conflicting claims of harm.

Harvard and Caltech Will Require Test Scores for Admission

Published 04/11/2024 10:11 PM

The universities are the latest highly selective schools to end their policies that made submitting SAT or ACT scores optional.

Stanford’s New President Is Jonathan Levin, Dean of Business School

Published 04/05/2024 02:48 PM

Dr. Levin faces the challenge of guiding the university through politically fraught times.

Science Teachers Are Having a Moment Thanks to the Solar Eclipse

Published 04/08/2024 01:56 PM

Rick Crosslin, a science teacher in Indianapolis, paired up with school maintenance employees to build a giant model of the eclipse.

U.C. Berkeley Parents Hired Private Security to Patrol Near Campus

Published 03/28/2024 12:30 PM

The parents were worried about crime, but the university said that the move raised concerns about training and experience, and that security was better left to its own police force.

Birmingham-Southern College to Close After Failing to Secure State Loan

Published 03/26/2024 10:08 PM

After decades of financial mismanagement, the nearly 170-year-old private liberal arts school is set to close at the end of May.

The Man Who Helped Redefine Campus Antisemitism

Published 03/24/2024 07:00 AM

In government and as an outsider, Kenneth Marcus has tried to douse what he says is rising bias against Jews. Some see a crackdown on pro-Palestinian speech.

Birmingham-Southern College to Close After Failing to Secure State Loan

Published 03/26/2024 10:08 PM

After decades of financial mismanagement, the nearly 170-year-old private liberal arts school is set to close at the end of May.

The SAT Is Now Fully Digital for the Remote-Learning Generation

Published 03/08/2024 08:39 PM

The new format cuts nearly an hour out of the exam and has shorter reading passages.

U. of Texas at Austin Will Return to Standardized Test Requirement

Published 03/12/2024 03:21 AM

The university said SAT and ACT scores help it place students in programs that fit them best.

Dartmouth Players Detail How Union Plan Came Together

Published 03/06/2024 03:27 AM

On Tuesday, the historic 13-2 vote by the men’s basketball team to unionize took a significant step toward classifying student-athletes as employees.

Liberty University Fined $14 Million for Mishandling Sex Assaults and Other Crimes

Published 03/05/2024 11:35 PM

The penalty is the largest ever imposed by the Education Department, which found that the school had punished sexual assault victims but not their assailants and created a “culture of silence.”

Harvard’s Response to Subpoenas Is Called ‘Useless’ by House Committee

Published 03/06/2024 06:34 PM

Harvard said it has been acting in good faith and submitted thousands of pages of new material.

Brown University Will Reinstate Standardized Tests for Admission

Published 03/06/2024 12:16 AM

The school joins Yale, Dartmouth and M.I.T. in backtracking on “test optional” policies adopted during the pandemic.

University of Idaho Needs More Students. Should It Buy an Online School?

Published 03/02/2024 03:05 PM

Ahead of an expected drop in enrollment, the institution is looking to buy the University of Phoenix, a for-profit school with a checkered past. Is it worth $550 million?

After Nex Benedict’s Death, Oklahoma Schools Chief Defends Strict Gender Policies

Published 02/25/2024 08:22 PM

The Oklahoma school superintendent, Ryan Walters, said “radical leftists” had created a narrative about the death of 16-year-old Nex Benedict that “hasn’t been true.”

Co-Chair of Harvard Antisemitism Task Force Resigns

Published 02/28/2024 03:24 PM

Professor Raffaella Sadun’s departure from the task force is a setback for a group set up to propose ways for Harvard to address antisemitism on campus.

Jewish Students Describe Facing Antisemitism on Campus to Members of Congress

Published 03/01/2024 10:04 AM

At a discussion led by a House panel, students criticized their universities for not cracking down on antisemitism. An antiwar group pointed out that Muslim and Arab students are facing harassment, too.

California’s Push for Ethnic Studies Runs Into the Israel-Hamas War

Published 02/16/2024 05:19 AM

The state’s high school students will be required to take the subject, but some object to how the discipline addresses the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

UPenn Trustees Meeting Cut Short by Student Protest Over Israel-Hamas War

Published 03/01/2024 09:39 PM

The meeting was abruptly adjourned about 10 minutes in after a demonstration by pro-Palestinian students protesting the university’s ties with Israel.

At Harvard, Some Wonder What It Will Take to Stop the Spiral

Published 02/28/2024 03:23 PM

At a summit of university presidents, the talk was about Harvard and its plummeting reputation.

Coleman Hughes, the Young Black Conservative Who Grew Up With, and Rejects, D.E.I.

Published 02/01/2024 10:26 PM

Coleman Hughes wants a colorblind society. In his new book, he recounts how schools emphasized his racial identity — and other students’ white privilege.

Bill Ackman and Mark Zuckerberg Fail to Land Candidates on Harvard’s Board of Overseers

Published 02/03/2024 02:30 PM

The candidates had promised to challenge the university’s leadership, but failed to collect enough signatures to get on the ballot for the board.

California Aims $2 Billion to Help Students Catch Up From the Pandemic

Published 02/02/2024 05:45 PM

A lawsuit accused the state of failing to provide an equal education to lower-income, Black and Hispanic students during the pandemic.

Utah Bans D.E.I. Programs, Joining Other States

Published 02/01/2024 09:00 PM

Conservatives say diversity and equity programs are more divisive than unifying.

Virginia Moves to End Legacy Admissions at Its Public Universities

Published 01/31/2024 02:12 AM

The state legislature overwhelmingly passed a bill that ends preferences for children of alumni. The governor appears poised to sign it.

At Penn, Tensions May Only Be Growing After Magill’s Resignation

Published 01/30/2024 09:00 PM

Professors at the University of Pennsylvania have begun to organize, fearing what they view as a plan by the billionaire Marc Rowan to upend academic freedom.

Hate Crimes Reported in Schools Nearly Doubled Between 2018 and 2022

Published 01/29/2024 06:36 PM

Black students were the most frequent reported victims, followed by L.G.B.T.Q. and Jewish students, according to F.B.I. statistics.

Florida Eliminates Sociology as a Core Course at Its Universities

Published 01/26/2024 07:00 PM

In December, Florida’s education commissioner wrote that “sociology has been hijacked by left-wing activists.”

Yale, Duke and Columbia Among Elite Schools to Settle in Price-Fixing Case

Published 01/24/2024 01:44 PM

Five universities have agreed to pay $104.5 million to settle a lawsuit accusing them of violating an agreement to be “need-blind” when admitting students.

Critics Protest Harvard’s Choice to Lead Antisemitism Task Force

Published 01/22/2024 09:17 PM

Bill Ackman and Lawrence Summers decried the choice of Derek J. Penslar, a professor of Jewish history, who had signed a letter describing Israel as an apartheid regime.

After Affirmative Action Ban, Students Use Essays to Highlight Race

Published 01/21/2024 04:50 PM

The Supreme Court’s ruling intended to remove the consideration of race during the admissions process. So students used their essays to highlight their racial background.

Harvard Defends Its Plagiarism Investigation of Its Former President

Published 01/20/2024 07:08 AM

The university released its most detailed account of its handling of plagiarism accusations against Claudine Gay, who resigned earlier this month.

The Next Battle in Higher Ed May Strike at Its Soul: Scholarship

Published 01/14/2024 09:28 PM

Cases involving Stanford, Harvard and M.I.T. are fueling skepticism over the thoroughness of research — even from the academic world’s biggest stars.

Usha Vance, J.D. Vance’s Wife, Entered the Spotlight. It’s an Unfamiliar Role.

Published 07/18/2024 10:36 AM

The couple met while attending Yale Law School. Republicans hope Ms. Vance, the daughter of Indian immigrants, will become the second lady.

President of Florida A&M Resigns Amid Donation Controversy

Published 07/18/2024 01:56 AM

Larry Robinson took responsibility for accepting a $237 million gift that is now on hold and under investigation.

Overlooked Engineering Fields That Pay Well

Published 07/11/2024 08:24 PM

Experts say there's high demand and good pay for workers in nuclear, mining, environmental and petroleum engineering fields.

What to Know About the U.S. College Experience Before Applying

Published 07/11/2024 08:11 PM

Prospective international students should consider six key aspects of U.S. college life.

Where 10 Famous Inventors Went to College

Published 07/10/2024 07:33 PM

These famous inventors went to college along the way to creating innovations ranging from Band-Aids to Bluetooth.

How to Thrive as an HBCU Student-Athlete

Published 07/09/2024 07:00 PM

Apply the same energy participating in your competitive sport to development of in-demand career skills.

What Are Different Types of Engineering?

Published 06/18/2024 02:53 PM

Among the many engineering fields, the most common college programs include civil, electrical, mechanical and chemical.

How Women Can Thrive in Business School

Published 05/29/2024 07:14 PM

Women should be active in class, pursue leadership roles and build their network while earning an MBA degree.

How to Choose a Civil Rights Law School

Published 05/22/2024 03:28 PM

Experienced civil rights faculty, clinics and alumni may be signs of a law school that can prepare you to be a civil rights lawyer.

Q&A: What's Happening With College Alumni Engagement

Published 05/20/2024 02:29 PM

Whether and how U.S. graduates give back to their college or university is a key factor in the institution's advancement.

College Campus Protests: What Students Should Know Before Taking Action

Published 05/06/2024 04:51 PM

Before demonstrating, students should learn their rights, understand campus policies and consider potential consequences.

How an MBA Degree Can Help You Become a Management Consultant

Published 05/02/2024 10:38 PM

An MBA is a major advantage when competing for management consulting jobs, experts say.

How to Find a Mentor in College

Published 05/02/2024 01:05 PM

Students should build a network of mentors in college, which could consist of faculty, staff members, peers and alumni.

What to Wear to a Graduation

Published 03/27/2024 07:51 PM

Here’s some advice on how to dress appropriately as a guest at a high school or college commencement.

Does Your College Major Matter in MBA Admissions?

Published 03/20/2024 08:43 PM

Any major can lead to business school, and work experience matters more, experts say.

What Premeds Should Know About Types of Doctors

Published 03/14/2024 09:31 PM

There are many kinds of doctors, including surgeons, psychiatrists, oncologists and neurologists.

Why Do Colleges Close?

Published 02/20/2024 07:34 PM

Colleges, especially for-profits, often shut down due to financial instability or enrollment declines.

5 Personal Qualities That Law School Applicants Should Have

Published 02/09/2024 02:42 PM

Aspiring law school students should be open-minded, detail-oriented, team-friendly and persistent, experts say.

What Can You Do With a Political Science Degree?

Published 01/19/2024 06:21 PM

Political science is the study of politics, governance and power. A degree in this area can lead to a range of careers.

The SAT Has Changed: Here's What to Know

Published 01/16/2024 04:16 PM

SAT changes include a new digital format, shorter test time and an embedded graphing calculator.

New FAFSA Getting on Your Nerves? Here's Some Advice From an Expert

Published 01/11/2024 06:27 PM

Here's advice from an expert if you're having trouble completing the redesigned FAFSA for 2024-2025.

How to Prepare for a College Admissions Interview

Published 01/09/2024 04:34 PM

Follow these strategies to ace your college admissions interview.

How to Develop Critical Thinking Skills Before College

Published 12/14/2023 05:27 PM

Here are six ways high school students can sharpen their critical thinking skills for college success.

What to Wear to a College Interview: Everything You Need to Know

Published 11/29/2023 07:48 PM

How you dress for college interviews, and even campus visits to prospective schools, can affect your odds of acceptance.

Questions to Ask MBA Admissions Officers

Published 11/21/2023 03:12 PM

An admissions event is a good opportunity to ask deeper questions about what attending that business school would be like.

How Long Is Law School and What Is it Like?

Published 11/17/2023 07:38 PM

Law school typically lasts three years and the first year is especially rigorous, experts say.

What College Trustees Are and Why They Matter

Published 11/16/2023 02:57 PM

These powerful oversight boards work largely behind the scenes to safeguard the school's mission and reputation.

How to Write a Strong MBA Resume

Published 10/26/2023 04:33 PM

Show your value and keep it brief to create a business school resume that impresses admissions officers, experts say.

How to Find Study Abroad Scholarships

Published 10/24/2023 07:40 PM

Here are some sources of scholarships and grants that can lower the costs for U.S. college students to study abroad.

Why Majoring in the Humanities Can Be a Great Career Move

Published 10/06/2023 06:47 PM

Many students majoring in English, philosophy and film get impressive opportunities right out of college.

Wildlife Management Degrees Attract Animal and Nature Lovers

Published 10/04/2023 08:32 PM

People who enjoy the outdoors might consider one of several academic fields with an emphasis on wildlife. 

Consider a Major in Landscape Architecture

Published 09/20/2023 01:00 PM

STEM is important in this degree field, which can lead to a variety of jobs in a range of employment sectors.

How Study Abroad Can Benefit College Students

Published 09/08/2023 03:22 PM

Doing some coursework outside the U.S. can help students learn power skills and may provide an employment edge.

Typical MBA Courses That Applicants Should Know About

Published 09/06/2023 02:58 PM

Programs usually require classes in key areas, such as finance, operations management, leadership and strategy.

Consider an MBA Concentration in Technology

Published 09/05/2023 04:53 PM

Many companies are looking for tech-savvy business leaders.

The Differences Between AP and IB

Published 08/23/2023 02:20 PM

Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate courses offer similar educational benefits but in different ways.

Deciding Whether to Defer Enrollment or Deny Acceptance to Graduate School

Published 08/16/2023 06:33 PM

Understand the rules and the possible financial implications when turning down an acceptance or delaying enrollment.

What Is a J.D. Degree?

Published 08/01/2023 02:03 PM

If you’re looking to become a lawyer, enrolling in a Juris Doctor program is likely your first step.

What Type of Salary Can You Expect With a Law Degree?

Published 07/26/2023 09:02 PM

Paycheck sizes range for J.D. recipients straight out of school, but jobs in the private sector tend to pay more.

Prison Education Programs: What to Know

Published 07/20/2023 04:12 PM

Prison education programs help lower recidivism rates and increase employment opportunities post-release.

What You Can Do With a Health Science Degree

Published 07/05/2023 10:10 PM

There are numerous job options, including dietitian, mental health counselor and respiratory therapist.

How to Start a Career in Government With a Law Degree

Published 07/05/2023 02:50 PM

There's often a better work-life balance than in private practice, and increased potential for student loan forgiveness.

How and When to Transfer Law Schools

Published 06/15/2023 10:05 PM

Achieving a high GPA your first year of law school is the best way to prepare, experts say.

Q&A: Advice for Law Students Hoping to Work at a Major Law Firm

Published 06/13/2023 02:34 PM

Aspiring lawyers should show their unique skillset and avoid treating all big law firms alike, an insider says. 

Look for These Red Flags in a College's Finances

Published 06/09/2023 05:06 PM

Institutional debt is a common factor in a growing number of college closures and mergers.

A Day in the Life of a Medical Intern

Published 06/06/2023 09:39 PM

View your colleagues as a supportive team, ask questions and be eager to learn, experts advise.

One Culprit in Rising College Costs: Administrative Expenses

Published 06/01/2023 02:31 PM

Colleges and universities are spending more on administration and less on instruction. Here's what that means for students.

Transition to College: Tips for Students With ADHD

Published 05/31/2023 02:46 PM

Self-advocacy is key for neurodivergent college students.

Legal Clinics: What Law School Students Should Know

Published 05/19/2023 02:32 PM

Clinics are part of most law school programs and allow you to hone your legal skills while serving the public.

Should You Be a Generalist or Specialist in Business School?

Published 05/17/2023 02:15 PM

Some schools offer multiple specialties in which MBA students can enroll.

Changes to Best Law Schools: A Letter to Prospective Law Students

Published 05/11/2023 12:00 PM

The 2023-2024 Best Law Schools rankings focus on outcome measures.

2023-2024 U.S. News Best Law and Medical Schools Rankings

Published 05/10/2023 08:00 PM

This website provides you with confidential, advanced access to the 2023-2024 U.S. News & World Report Best Law Schools and the 2023-2024 U.S....

Graduate Programs in International Relations: What to Know

Published 05/03/2023 07:49 PM

Graduates tend to seek careers with the government, environmental groups, think tanks and global organizations.

What You Can Do With a Public Health Degree

Published 04/27/2023 06:11 PM

Graduates of public health programs can find a range of jobs in the private and public sectors.

Law vs. Public Policy: Which Degree Is Right for You?

Published 04/06/2023 07:14 PM

Those deciding between a master's in public policy program and law school should investigate both paths.

Advice for LGBTQ Law School Applicants

Published 03/29/2023 02:11 PM

Look into a prospective school's student groups, courses and staff.

What You Can Do With a Neuroscience Degree and How to Get One

Published 03/22/2023 04:30 PM

With just an undergraduate degree, career opportunities include research, pharmaceutical sales, public policy and health care.

Jobs You Can Do With a Science Ph.D., Beyond Academia

Published 03/13/2023 08:46 PM

Policy analyst and museum educator are among jobs outside higher education for people with a Ph.D. in a science field.

How to Choose an MBA Concentration

Published 03/02/2023 03:08 PM

From asset management to data analytics, a specialty can signal expertise to prospective employers.

Combined M.D.-J.D. Degrees: What to Know

Published 02/28/2023 05:18 PM

This grueling academic path takes six years, and experts say finishing is more about a committed work ethic than intelligence.

How to Find the Right Business School

Published 02/24/2023 06:48 PM

Beyond factors such as cost and degree program format, ask yourself critical questions about your professional goals.

M.D.-Ph.D. Programs Fuse Medicine and Research

Published 02/23/2023 04:20 PM

Students who earn these two degrees often find jobs as research scientists on medical school faculties.

Law School Students With Disabilities: What to Know

Published 02/17/2023 02:14 PM

Know your legal rights, identify who can help you advocate for yourself, and seek accommodations early, experts advise.

Finding Internships in Places Where Your Field Is Dominant

Published 02/01/2023 08:53 PM

College students can look for summer employment where jobs in their chosen career field are abundant.

Jacksonville Day School

Published 01/27/2023 03:03 PM

Consider Instructional Styles When Choosing an MBA Program

Published 01/26/2023 09:18 PM

Understanding how you will be taught is an important factor when deciding which business school to attend.

Taking a Gap Year Before Medical School: Pros and Cons

Published 01/05/2023 05:44 PM

Aspiring doctors should consider the possible benefits and drawbacks of delaying medical school.

Getting an LL.M. Degree: What to Know

Published 12/28/2022 08:18 PM

This legal education, typically one year, is popular among foreign lawyers who want to practice in the U.S.

Why Some College Writing Professors Are Ditching Traditional Grading

Published 12/22/2022 02:44 PM

Labor-based grading aims to reduce stress and increase equity, particularly for first-year students in writing courses.

How Employers View an Associate Degree

Published 10/27/2022 03:20 PM

Associate-degree holders, despite typically earning less than those with a bachelor's degree, can get good-paying jobs.

FERPA: What Parents of College Students Should Know

Published 10/24/2022 02:36 PM

Federal law gives your child in college control over who sees their educational information.

The COVID Student Loan Repayment Pause Is Ending: What Borrowers Should Do Now

Published 10/06/2022 06:09 PM

Federal student loan borrowers should prepare now to resume payments in January 2023, experts advise.

How Colleges Are Making Study Abroad Programs More Accessible

Published 10/03/2022 05:35 PM

Barriers to studying abroad in college range from cost and family concerns to limited course flexibility.

A Guide to Federal Student Loan Counseling

Published 09/07/2022 02:06 PM

Entrance and exit counseling are mandatory, and your school may have other requirements.

5 Helpful Proverbs to Guide SAT, ACT Prep

Published 09/01/2022 03:27 PM

These familiar, time-honored sayings can be applied to preparation for college admissions exams.

Grad PLUS Loans: Everything You Need to Know

Published 08/17/2022 08:32 PM

There are benefits and trade-offs to these federal student loans for graduate or professional school.

3 Ways to Succeed in AP Courses

Published 08/17/2022 02:39 PM

If you begin to struggle academically in an Advanced Placement class, there are ways to turn your grade around.

How Important Are SAT, ACT Scores in College Admissions?

Published 08/16/2022 05:20 PM

Many colleges' testing policies have changed. Here's what that means for you as an applicant.

Start Planning for 4+1 Master's Program Admissions in High School

Published 08/11/2022 03:41 PM

It's wise to research five-year accelerated degree programs before beginning college.

Living-Learning Communities: What to Know

Published 08/10/2022 09:39 PM

Students live and take classes with peers who share a similar academic interest, identity or hobby.

Tribal Colleges and Universities: What to Know

Published 08/08/2022 08:00 PM

TCUs offer a low-cost, culturally inclusive education predominantly for American Indian and Alaska Native students.

Where 12 Famous Journalists Went to Journalism School

Published 08/04/2022 04:17 PM

These noteworthy print and broadcast journalists have been honing their reporting skills since their college days.

Emailing Your College Professor: Do's and Don'ts

Published 07/26/2022 04:57 PM

Clarity and formality are key to effective messaging with college instructors, experts say.

How to Get Into the College Classes You Need

Published 07/22/2022 02:17 PM

Students can take proactive steps to increase their chances of getting into popular courses.

How to Master Needed College Writing Skills

Published 07/18/2022 02:07 PM

Students will likely find themselves writing more often when they start college. Here are some tips to prepare.

Time Management Tips for College-Bound High School Students

Published 07/14/2022 02:18 PM

Here are seven tips to help you learn how to skillfully budget your time before heading off to college.

What Students With Mental Health Challenges Should Consider in the College Search

Published 07/12/2022 02:27 PM

Know your mental health needs, what your prospective college offers and whether it's a good fit.

Tips for Starting the College Search

Published 07/08/2022 06:00 PM

From planning early to seeking out scholarships, these seven tips will help you find a good college fit.

7 Guidelines for College Student-Professor Interactions

Published 07/05/2022 02:48 PM

Office hours aren't just for students who are struggling.

How College Clubs Can Lead to Careers

Published 05/12/2022 02:15 PM

Extracurricular activities can have as much impact as your major on your post-college job.

Signs of Colleges on the Rise: What to Watch

Published 05/11/2022 03:26 PM

Diverse achievements, equity and focus on student success are key factors, experts say.

9 Steps to Take After Selecting a College

Published 05/04/2022 03:04 PM

Experts advise high school students to build connections with peers, practice life skills and finish out the school year strong.

College Enrollment Caps: What to Know

Published 04/27/2022 02:36 PM

Schools implement limits on enrollment to meet physical space requirements or uphold faculty-to-student ratios.

How to Decide if a 2-Year Law School Program Is a Good Fit

Published 04/21/2022 03:05 PM

There are advantages and drawbacks to accelerated degree programs that knock a year off your time in law school.

What Is a Good PSAT Score?

Published 04/11/2022 03:52 PM

High marks on the PSAT can open doors for college scholarships and Advanced Placement classes.

Resources for College Students Facing Housing Insecurity

Published 04/06/2022 09:58 PM

Colleges are establishing basic needs hubs, affordable housing options and safe parking programs.

How to Navigate College as a Neurodivergent Student

Published 04/05/2022 08:45 PM

Neurodivergent students can access academic, independent living, social and mental health resources at some schools.

How Colleges Are Addressing Food Insecurity

Published 03/16/2022 01:35 PM

Food pantries and meal swipe donations are some of the ways colleges are confronting food insecurity on campus.

Should Kids Get Homework?

Published 03/11/2022 02:34 PM

Homework gives elementary students a way to practice concepts, but too much can be harmful, experts say.

What to Know About 'Grow Your Own' Teacher Programs

Published 03/02/2022 08:08 PM

Recruiting teachers locally can ease staffing shortages and increase workforce diversity.

10 Job Search Tips for College Seniors

Published 02/16/2022 03:12 PM

Students can look to their college's career center for help with resumes, interviews and negotiations.

Support for Parents Attending College: What to Know

Published 01/24/2022 03:09 PM

Child care costs, time constraints and financial insecurity can hinder a parent's ability to finish college.

Best Practices of State Bullying Policies

Published 12/16/2010 10:22 PM

Secretary Duncan issued a technical assistance memo highlighting key components of strong state bullying laws and policies.

New Board Members for Postsecondary Improvement Fund

Published 12/13/2010 03:27 PM

Secretary Duncan announced 13 new board members for the Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (FIPSE).

International Student Assessment

Published 12/07/2010 06:15 PM

"Being average in reading and science—and below average in math—is not nearly good enough," Secretary Duncan said in response to results from the Program for International Student Assessment.

Passage of the Child Nutrition Bill

Published 12/03/2010 11:52 AM

The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act will "help schools fight our country's childhood obesity epidemic and give students access to the nutritional food they need to help them learn," Secretary Duncan said.

Grants to Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institutions

Published 11/23/2010 02:24 PM

ED announced grants to higher education institutions that serve Asian American and Pacific Islander students.

Assessment Board Members Named

Published 11/17/2010 04:09 PM

Secretary Duncan named six members of the National Assessment Governing Board, which oversees the Nation's Report Card.

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Published 11/16/2010 10:25 PM

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35,000 more public servants see their student loan balances reduced or erased

Published 07/18/2024 07:44 PM

The Biden administration announced $1.2 billion in student loan forgiveness for borrowers who work in public service, including as firefighters, social workers and teachers.

As discrimination complaints soar, parents of disabled students wait for help

Published 07/16/2024 10:00 AM

The Education Department is handling record numbers of discrimination cases, including those involving disability. The backlog leaves some families waiting for help.

California bans school rules requiring parents notification of child's pronoun change

Published 07/16/2024 07:06 AM

The law, which is the first in the nation, bans school rules requiring school staff to disclose a student's gender identity or sexual orientation to any other person without the child's permission.

Women don’t have equal access to college in prison. Here’s why

Published 07/15/2024 12:00 PM

Many people in prison rely on federal Pell Grants to pay for college courses. But in most states, women's prisons offer less access to Pell-eligible classes than men’s prisons do.

Colorado has approved licenses for outdoor preschools, making them more accessible

Published 07/12/2024 10:50 PM

A new law opens up outdoor preschools to low income families in Colorado by allowing them to accept state child care subsidies. Advocates say learning outdoors has advantages over indoor classrooms.

A school district in Pa. says students made fake TikTok accounts to target teachers

Published 07/09/2024 10:20 PM

Middle school students in the town of Malvern impersonated teachers and posted crude and offensive language on fake accounts. The superintendent called the incidents a "gross misuse of social media."

Bloomberg gives $1 billion to Hopkins to make tuition free for most medical students

Published 07/09/2024 08:08 AM

Most students pursuing medical degrees at Johns Hopkins University will receive free tuition, thanks to a $1 billion gift from businessman Michael Bloomberg's philanthropic organization.

3 Columbia deans ousted for texts that 'touched on ... antisemitic tropes'

Published 07/09/2024 02:33 AM

The three were texting each other during a panel discussion on Jewish life on campus last May, mocking and disparaging students’ complaints of antisemitism.

College credit for working your job? Walmart and McDonald’s are trying it

Published 07/08/2024 10:00 AM

Imagine a world in which your resume relies less on titles or diplomas and acts more like a passport of skills you’ve proven you have.

Disabled students are struggling to get what they need at school

Published 07/05/2024 11:10 PM

Students with disabilities often face a tough time getting the services they need at school. When they can't get them, many families seek help from the federal government. And, right now, the Department of Education is swamped with a record number of discrimination complaints. The backlog is leaving families across the country waiting months, even years, for help. NPR's Jonaki Mehta visited one such family, in central Georgia For sponsor-free episodes of Consider This, sign up for Consider This+ via Apple Podcasts or at plus.npr.org.Email us at considerthis@npr.org.

US agency says apps that let workers access paychecks before payday are providing loans

Published 07/18/2024 02:29 PM

CPD lieutenant relieved of police powers after shocking confrontation caught on camera

Published 07/18/2024 03:23 AM

Search continues for missing 2-year-old girl in Canton

Published 07/18/2024 07:54 PM

Thailand says cyanide killed 6 foreigners in hotel, including perpetrator

Published 07/17/2024 05:51 AM

Las Vegas swimmers’ actions examined by psychology expert, amid woman’s lengthy drowning

Published 07/18/2024 06:55 AM

Canadian Road Rage Fight Might Be More Than It Seems

Published 07/18/2024 06:00 PM

Slovakia, Hungary say Ukraine has halted Lukoil's Russian oil transit

Published 07/18/2024 02:27 PM

Reality star Savannah Chrisley: "These numbers are my parents' identification numbers in our federal prison system."

Published 07/16/2024 09:59 PM

JD Vance owns a $1.5M home in Alexandria. Here's what his neighbors have to say

Published 07/16/2024 10:16 PM

Boeing is closer to understanding thruster failures on its first astronaut flight with latest test

Published 07/18/2024 07:25 PM

'I Cannot Go To Jail': Teen Tries To Talk Bystander Into Fleeing After Crashing A BMW Into A Popeyes

Published 07/18/2024 04:00 PM

J.D. Vance Accused of Hypocrisy for Changing Own Name but Opposing Trans Rights

Published 07/17/2024 07:25 PM

John Deere ends support of 'social or cultural awareness' events, distances from inclusion efforts

Published 07/17/2024 09:18 PM

Josh & Heather Altman Lose Out on $400K After "Unprofessional" Listing Drama: "Giant Waste"

Published 07/18/2024 03:01 AM

Another jet ski abandoned on Philly street with same name written on its side

Published 07/17/2024 06:29 PM

China strives to lure foreign tourists, but it's a hard sell for some

Published 07/17/2024 02:04 AM

Scientists issue critical warning after US city confirms case of serious disease spread by fleas: 'An infected person must be treated promptly'

Published 07/18/2024 01:15 AM

Man dies after rescuing 2 kids from drowning in prohibited area of New Jersey river

Published 07/17/2024 11:01 PM

What is the monthly payment on a $600,000 mortgage?

Published 07/17/2024 05:54 PM

I’m 58 years old and have $1.5M in savings — how much can I spend per month if I retire today?

Published 07/17/2024 12:12 PM

Sand hole collapses on teen at a California beach

Published 07/18/2024 05:40 PM

Webcam monitors hundreds of rattlesnakes at a Colorado 'mega den' for citizen science

Published 07/16/2024 10:32 PM

Archaeologists Found a Lost Temple in the Sand That Solves a Major Historical Puzzle

Published 07/18/2024 02:15 PM

Man allegedly pulls gun on mom over restaurant tab, police say

Published 07/17/2024 03:04 PM

The Ukrainian army pulls out from another eastern village as Russia smashes defensive positions

Published 07/18/2024 03:02 PM

Opinion: The Democrats Need a Hero. They Actually Already Have One

Published 07/17/2024 10:31 PM

Humans reached Argentina by 20,000 years ago — and they may have survived by eating giant armadillos, study suggests

Published 07/17/2024 07:00 PM

Blade collapse, New York launch and New Jersey research show uneven progress of offshore wind

Published 07/17/2024 09:08 PM

'We're close to the end': Biden world braces for the possibility that the president steps aside

Published 07/18/2024 08:12 PM

Daniel Villegas charged with domestic violence

Published 07/18/2024 12:23 AM

New York storm topples B-52 bomber, tears roof off church

Published 07/17/2024 09:39 PM

Sam Altman's infinity pool flooded his $27 million Russian Hill mansion, lawsuit says

Published 07/17/2024 02:03 AM

I’m an Average Middle-Class Retiree: Here’s How Much Savings I Have

Published 07/18/2024 08:00 PM

Boeing Seattle workers pass strike sanction vote, union says

Published 07/17/2024 11:02 AM

A tornado ripped the roof off a Des Moines apartment. A resident captured it on video.

Published 07/16/2024 10:34 PM

People Online Are Discovering That They Have Emetophobia And Suddenly Feel So Much Less Alone

Published 07/17/2024 11:08 PM

Italy carrier strike group joins Australia war games, will visit Philippines

Published 07/18/2024 10:30 AM

Watch: Man with weapons at Cleveland airport, first charge filed

Published 07/16/2024 11:46 PM

Doctors Shared The Signs They Would Never, Ever Ignore When It Comes To Heart Health

Published 07/18/2024 01:16 AM

Google, Microsoft offer Nvidia chips to Chinese companies, the Information reports

Published 07/17/2024 02:36 PM

Ask an Advisor: If I'm 62 and My Husband is 68, Can I Collect Spousal Benefits for 5 Years Before Switching to My Own at Full Retirement Age?

Published 07/17/2024 12:00 PM

60,000 Scouts went to this camp near McCall. An Albertson family development firm just bought it

Published 07/17/2024 11:00 AM

US appeals court blocks all of Biden student debt relief plan

Published 07/18/2024 07:24 PM

A Chinese bottled water giant founded by the country’s richest person is picking a fight with Hong Kong’s consumer watchdog

Published 07/17/2024 10:16 AM

Chinese students studying abroad drops while Indian students in US increase

Published 07/17/2024 08:58 PM

Russia says 'let's be realistic' about Trump plan to end Ukraine war

Published 07/18/2024 01:59 PM

If Your Pee Looks Or Smells Like This, It's Time To See A Doctor

Published 07/17/2024 07:16 PM

After Trump comments, Taiwan officials respond

Published 07/18/2024 09:17 AM

A Gaza father mourns his baby boy, killed in bed by an Israeli airstrike

Published 07/17/2024 04:34 AM

Reusse: Addison is now Vikings' No. 1 knucklehead receiver

Published 07/17/2024 12:34 AM

Record year for school suspensions and exclusions

Published 07/18/2024 12:36 PM

Schools in England record a sharp rise in pupils being suspended and excluded.

'Paying £240 holiday school fine was a no-brainer'

Published 07/18/2024 10:36 AM

In the last academic year, pupils across England missed more than six million school days through unauthorised holidays.

Ucas to reform university personal statements

Published 07/18/2024 03:26 PM

Ucas says the change will encourage applicants from disadvantaged backgrounds to apply to higher education.

Children's reading standards 'a lottery' in Wales

Published 07/18/2024 06:07 AM

One teacher says reading standards for pupils in Wales were "patchy at best".

Five big problems the Starmer government has to fix

Published 07/17/2024 12:29 PM

Teachers' pay and university fees are among the issues the King's Speech didn't directly address.

'They killed my son' - raw grief after Nigeria school collapse

Published 07/17/2024 12:14 PM

Government promises to curb rogue building practices are too little, too late for grieving parents.

International students don't have unfair advantage - review

Published 07/16/2024 01:00 AM

Universities have been accused of lowering standards to recruit overseas students, who pay higher fees.

What are T-levels and what are the grades worth?

Published 07/09/2024 10:00 AM

T-levels are equivalent to three A-levels, and focus on practical rather than academic subjects.

How much does uni cost, and will I earn more if I go?

Published 07/02/2024 10:54 AM

Given higher costs, some students are wondering whether going to university makes financial sense.

When is A-level results day 2024?

Published 06/28/2024 03:45 PM

When is results day and what should you do if you don't get the grades you need?

When is GCSE results day 2024?

Published 06/20/2024 01:08 PM

Hundreds of thousands of students in England, Northern Ireland and Wales have taken GCSE exams.

GCSE grades: The 9-1 boundaries explained

Published 06/25/2024 03:51 PM

The 9-1 grading system for GCSEs began in 2017 in England.

What are BTecs and how are they graded?

Published 07/02/2024 11:12 AM

Hundreds of thousands of students do vocational qualifications known as BTecs every year.

Fourteen measures from the King’s Speech analysed by BBC experts

Published 07/17/2024 07:25 PM

School breakfast clubs and a cap on the number of branded items of school uniform are among the key policies.

How will the government change the way private school fees are taxed?

Published 07/17/2024 03:38 PM

The Kings Speech confirmed that the government will change the way private school fees are taxed.

Zambia made education free, now classrooms are crammed

Published 07/14/2024 11:41 PM

The government is boosting investment to try and ensure everyone can benefit from good schooling.

Everything you need to know about student loans

Published 07/02/2024 11:00 AM

How do they work across the UK, what can I borrow and when do I have to start paying it back?

When your university neighbour turns out to be a prince

Published 06/26/2024 03:57 AM

A former student remembers what it was like living next door to the future Emperor of Japan.

If a university goes bust, which students lose most?

Published 06/21/2024 12:19 AM

Whoever forms the next government is going to find it hard to ignore the issue of university funding

Would a 1.40pm Friday finish stop teachers quitting?

Published 06/06/2024 11:50 AM

The number of teachers in England has risen - but so has the number leaving, the latest figures reveal.

Who gets 15 hours of free childcare and how do I apply?

Published 05/13/2024 10:06 AM

Parents in England can now access 15 hours of free weekly childcare for their two-year-olds.

Why am I dreaming I have an exam I didn't study for?

Published 05/30/2024 01:38 AM

Ever dreamt that you're late for an exam? Or you don't know the answers? Here's why that might be.

Would Labour’s private school tax plan work?

Published 06/22/2024 01:13 AM

A teacher and former policy adviser at the Department for Education discuss Labour’s proposed policy.

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