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Education News

Applying to College, and Trying to Appear ‘Less Asian’

Published 12/06/2022 10:16 PM

The affirmative action lawsuit against Harvard seemed to confirm advice given for years to Asian Americans: Don’t play chess, don’t check the box declaring race.

Computer Science Students Face a Shrinking Big Tech Job Market

Published 12/06/2022 03:23 PM

A new reality is setting in for students and recent graduates who spent years honing themselves for careers at the largest tech companies.

New School and Parsons School of Design Enter Third Week of Strike

Published 12/06/2022 07:36 PM

As a strike by part-time faculty enters its third week, administrators, faculty and parents battle over the finances and future of an institution known for its left-leaning politics.

Have the Anticapitalists Reached Harvard Business School?

Published 11/28/2022 08:00 AM

Social justice joins discounted cash flows on the syllabus as essential knowledge for aspiring corporate leaders.

Are You Applying for Tech Jobs or Internships? We Want to Hear About It.

Published 12/06/2022 10:00 AM

Layoffs and hiring freezes at companies like Amazon and Meta are changing the job market for recent grads and college students. Tell us about your experiences.

Georgetown and Columbia Law Schools Withdraw From U.S. News Rankings

Published 11/19/2022 01:59 AM

Four schools joined Yale and Harvard’s rebellion against U.S. News. And the bar association will no longer require schools to mandate the LSAT or GRE. But rankings still matter.

Court Leaves New York City School Budget Cuts in Place

Published 11/22/2022 10:59 PM

An appellate court found that the city violated the law but said revisiting the budget this far into the year would be too disruptive.

From Yale Law to Oath Keepers: Stewart Rhodes’s Unlikely Journey

Published 11/22/2022 12:10 AM

Jurors are expected to begin deliberating on Tuesday in the Jan. 6 seditious conspiracy trial of Mr. Rhodes, who went from an outsider at Yale Law to founder of a far-right militia group.

As New York City Schools Face a Crisis, Charter Schools Gain Students

Published 11/23/2022 04:01 AM

Enrollment at charters is up and the governor has signaled a measure of support, but the privately run schools still face an enormous battle as they seek to expand.

Biden Administration Extends Pause on Student Loan Payments

Published 11/22/2022 11:14 PM

The Biden administration said it would hold off on collecting payments, following legal battles that have blocked the president’s plan to cancel significant amounts of student debt.

How Fairfield University Ended Up With Few Low-Income Students

Published 11/19/2022 08:00 AM

Fairfield has the lowest percentage of Pell Grant recipients of any college in the United States. But was it a choice?

Biden Administration Offers New Path to Discharging Student Debt in Bankruptcy

Published 11/18/2022 10:38 PM

The Justice and Education Departments said the process would be more fair and consistent for people in bankruptcy seeking relief on their federal student loans.

Yale and Harvard Law Schools Withdraw From the U.S. News Rankings

Published 11/17/2022 03:48 PM

Citing flaws in the way the ratings are determined, the schools said they will stop participating, breaking away from the rankings industry.

University of Virginia Shooting Raises Questions of Missed Warning Signs

Published 11/17/2022 12:17 AM

A lawyer for the family of one of the victims is asking whether the university investigated aggressively enough when it learned that the suspect may have been in possession of a gun.

‘We Do Not Have a Suspect,’ the Police Say After Idaho Killings

Published 11/17/2022 04:14 PM

After four college students were stabbed to death, the police sought to downplay any wider danger. But with no suspect, they’re not so sure.

Thousands of University of California Employees Strike for Higher Pay

Published 11/15/2022 05:04 AM

In one of the nation’s biggest strikes in recent years, teaching assistants, researchers and other workers walked off the job Monday, forcing some classes to be canceled.

Gunman Charged With Killing Three Fellow Students at the University of Virginia

Published 11/15/2022 01:22 PM

The victims, all members of the football team, were remembered by classmates, coaches and teachers as affable students and dedicated activists.

Inside America’s Great Teacher Resignation

Published 11/18/2022 10:00 AM

It’s never been harder to oversee America’s classrooms, and it’s driving educators out en masse.

Appeals Court Blocks Biden’s Student Debt Cancellation Plan

Published 11/14/2022 09:31 PM

The decision comes days after the government temporarily stopped accepting applications for the debt relief because of legal challenges.

UVA Shooting Suspect Had Guns in His Dorm Room, Report Says

Published 11/18/2022 10:22 PM

Authorities found a semiautomatic rifle, a pistol and ammunition, according to a local newspaper.

‘Targeted’ Killings and No Arrest Bring Fear to University of Idaho

Published 11/16/2022 04:19 AM

The police said they did not have a suspect in custody, and were working to document the events that led to the deaths of four friends at a house off campus.

Harvard Museum Will Return Hundreds of Native American Hair Samples

Published 11/10/2022 11:02 PM

The Peabody Museum apologized for its “complicity in the objectification of Native peoples” by holding hair samples taken from Indigenous children at government boarding schools in the 1930s.

‘Channeling the Mama Bear’: How Covid Closures Became Today’s Curriculum Wars

Published 11/10/2022 09:02 PM

According to a new survey, one issue is especially divisive: teaching about L.G.B.T.Q. rights and gender identity.

A Championship Season in Mariachi Country

Published 11/06/2022 10:19 PM

Every year along the Texas border, high school teams battle it out in one of the nation’s most intense championship rivalries. But they’re not playing football.

Pranks, Parties and Politics: Ron DeSantis’s Year as a Schoolteacher

Published 11/17/2022 04:53 PM

At a private school 20 years ago, the future Florida governor was a popular history teacher and coach. But some students were taken aback by his comments on the Civil War and abortion.

A Diverse Supreme Court Questions the Value of Affirmative Action

Published 11/01/2022 07:54 PM

Since 1978, the sole justification for race-conscious admissions has been educational diversity. The rationale’s days may be numbered.

CUNY Graduates With Tech Degrees Struggle to Land Tech Jobs

Published 11/07/2022 07:45 PM

Students at the City University of New York are increasingly graduating with degrees in technology. A new report details the obstacles they face in landing jobs.

What Do Middle Schools Teach About Climate Change? Not Much.

Published 11/10/2022 11:51 PM

Around the United States, middle school science standards have minimal references to climate change and teachers on average spend just a few hours a year teaching it.

Here’s What Diversity Means for One Group of Harvard Students

Published 11/02/2022 06:39 PM

As the Supreme Court considers the role of race in college admissions, a diverse group of Harvard undergraduates shared their views.

When a Sharpened Pencil Just Isn’t Enough

Published 10/25/2022 05:23 PM

Nonprofit groups bolster educational pursuits by helping young people get the little things — a printer, a book that inspires — that make a big difference.

The Pandemic Generation Goes to College. It Has Not Been Easy.

Published 11/01/2022 10:15 PM

Students missed a lot of high school instruction. Now many are behind, especially in math, and getting that degree could be harder.

Penn State Cancels Event by Proud Boys Founder, Citing Threat of Violence

Published 10/25/2022 11:50 PM

The university’s president said that the event had been canceled in the interests of public safety, after a peaceful protest against it turned violent.

After a Professor’s Firing, College Students and Professors Weigh In on the New Landscape of Higher Ed

Published 10/31/2022 02:21 PM

“The current generation expects more.”

Math Scores Fell in Nearly Every State, and Reading Dipped on National Exam

Published 10/24/2022 05:01 AM

The results, from what is known as the nation’s report card, offer the most definitive picture yet of the pandemic’s devastating impact on students.

Sex Discrimination Case in Hawaii Could Change High School Sports Across the U.S.

Published 10/22/2022 10:29 PM

It is rare for Title IX cases to go to trial. In Hawaii, a looming case could be a landmark stress test for the 50-year-old law.

Gaddis Smith Dies at 89; Taught History to Generations at Yale

Published 12/07/2022 08:28 PM

One of his students became a president, another an actress. He also helped the university modernize during the 1970s and ’80s.

When Book Bans Came to Small-Town New Jersey

Published 12/07/2022 11:00 AM

Clashes over what belongs on bookshelves have put school librarians at the center of a widening fight.

Volunteering in Underserved Communities: What Premeds Should Know

Published 12/07/2022 02:25 PM

Premeds should consider serving in these environments to gain hands-on clinical experience.

Medical Schools Teach Value of Patient-Doctor Relationships

Published 11/09/2022 04:07 PM

Clinical experiences and medical school coursework can enhance your rapport with patients as a future physician.

6 Questions to Ask Your Premed Adviser

Published 11/02/2022 05:07 PM

Being prepared for your first meeting is the initial step in building a relationship with this important advocate.

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.

5 Key Characteristics of Successful Medical School Applicants

Published 10/18/2022 02:20 PM

Start building your communication skills and practice being present while still an undergraduate student.

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.

Prison Education Programs: What to Know

Published 03/08/2022 03:31 PM

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

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.

The SAT is Changing: Here's What to Know

Published 02/07/2022 02:52 PM

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

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.

2022 U.S. News Best Online Programs Rankings

Published 01/12/2022 07:12 PM

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Published 01/11/2022 07:42 PM

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Hybrid Classes in College: What to Know

Published 12/13/2021 05:44 PM

As higher education adapts to fit students' needs during COVID-19, more schools offer hybrid learning options.

What You Need to Know About Google Career Certificates

Published 05/03/2021 10:12 PM

Google Career Certificates could help you prepare for a tech sector job.

Agile Scrum: What Scrum Is and How it Works

Published 04/20/2021 10:19 PM

Teams and organizations can thrive with an Agile Scrum approach.

What You Need to Know About Agile Methodologies

Published 03/22/2021 02:56 PM

Agile methods can transform the way you work.

Everything You Need to Know About Tableau Certification

Published 03/11/2021 07:46 PM

Certifications can demonstrate your knowledge of Tableau software and might help you land a job or a raise.

Everything You Need to Know About Cisco Certifications and Learning Paths

Published 02/26/2021 09:10 PM

A Cisco certification can help you become more skilled and marketable in your technical career.

How to Start Learning React: A U.S. News Guide

Published 02/23/2021 07:22 PM

If you’re considering learning React and JavaScript, this guide can help you get started.

Everything You Need to Know About Six Sigma Certifications: A U.S. News Guide

Published 02/12/2021 10:34 PM

Earning a Six Sigma certification can boost your problem-solving skills.

Free and Paid Online Resources to Start Learning HTML and CSS

Published 02/09/2021 02:54 PM

Learn HTML and CSS online for free, and use them to create webpages or move up in your career.

Everything You Need to Know About AWS Certifications: A U.S. News Guide

Published 12/29/2020 08:18 PM

An AWS certification could help you advance, depending on your job.

What You Need to Know About CRM Software Training and Certification: A U.S. News Guide

Published 12/29/2020 06:03 PM

CRM training and certification are increasingly in demand. Here’s why and how to become certified.

What You Need to Know About the Google IT Support Professional Certificate

Published 12/29/2020 05:35 PM

Learn how the Google IT Support certificate can launch your IT career.

PMP Certifications: What You Need to Know to Succeed – A U.S. News Guide

Published 12/23/2020 06:55 PM

The exam is tough, even for experienced project managers.

IBM Data Science Professional Certificate: A U.S. News Guide

Published 12/21/2020 09:50 PM

An IBM Data Science Professional Certificate can put you on the path to working in data science.

How to Learn French: A U.S. News Guide

Published 12/21/2020 07:55 PM

Learn French to improve your communication skills and cultural knowledge.

How to Start Learning Java: A U.S. News Guide

Published 12/18/2020 07:56 PM

Learning Java can help aspiring developers understand the foundations of programming because of the language’s wide usage and functionality.

How to Learn Russian : A U.S. News Guide

Published 12/16/2020 08:42 PM

Russian ranks as a difficult language to learn for English speakers, but immersing yourself can be a big help.

What to Know About Pluralsight

Published 12/15/2020 08:35 PM

Pluralsight users can improve their tech skills and workflow through video courses, assessments and analytics.

Cybersecurity Certifications – What You Need to Know: A U.S. News Guide

Published 12/15/2020 05:28 PM

Take a look at popular cybersecurity certifications and their requirements.

Scrum Master Certification: Everything You Need to Know

Published 12/11/2020 10:07 PM

Get a Scrum master certification to broaden your professional opportunities.

A Beginner’s Guide to Social Media Marketing: A U.S. News Guide

Published 12/09/2020 09:25 PM

Learn social media marketing to build your online presence.

How I Learned R: A U.S. News Guide

Published 12/09/2020 03:38 PM

Learn R by solving problems.

How to Learn to Code: A U.S. News Guide

Published 12/09/2020 02:26 PM

Learn to code online using courses, practice lessons, community guidance and a lot of tinkering.

Learn Japanese: A U.S. News Guide

Published 12/07/2020 06:09 PM

Start learning Japanese today with these tips.

How I Learned C#: A U.S. News Guide

Published 12/04/2020 02:35 PM

You can build almost anything after you learn C#. But first, pick a manageable task and tackle it head-on.

How to Learn Python: A U.S. News Guide

Published 11/23/2020 07:04 PM

If you want to learn Python, a number of free or low-cost resources can help you get started.

Learn German: A U.S. News Guide

Published 11/23/2020 02:58 PM

Here’s a beginner’s guide on how to learn German.

What Data Analysis Is and the Skills Needed to Succeed

Published 11/23/2020 01:51 PM

Use the tools and techniques of data analysis to make sense of mountains of information.

What to Know About Udacity

Published 11/20/2020 05:41 PM

Udacity’s courses and nanodegree programs focus on technology and innovation.

What Data Visualization Is and How to Get Started In This Field

Published 11/17/2020 04:29 PM

You don’t need a data science or business analysis degree to learn data visualization.

How to Get a Microsoft Office Certification: A U.S. News Guide

Published 11/13/2020 09:25 PM

A Microsoft Office Certification tells employers that you’re skilled at using Microsoft applications.

Learn Statistics to Unlock Data and Analytics Career Opportunities

Published 11/13/2020 05:34 PM

There are many ways to learn statistics for data and analytics careers.

What to Know About LinkedIn Learning

Published 11/12/2020 05:12 PM

LinkedIn Learning users can take video-based courses to learn in-demand job skills.

How to Start Learning C++: A U.S. News Guide

Published 11/11/2020 02:45 PM

A wealth of resources can help you learn C++, one of the most popular programming languages.

What Business Analytics Is and How to Get Started in This Field

Published 11/10/2020 04:41 PM

Learning business analytics could help you make better decisions for your business.

Learn Tableau to Jump-Start Your Data and Visualization Projects: A U.S. News Guide

Published 11/06/2020 05:36 PM

Learning Tableau could boost your career prospects.

What to Know About MasterClass

Published 11/05/2020 10:32 PM

MasterClass courses are delivered by renowned artists and masters of their craft.

How to Learn English : A U.S. News Guide

Published 11/05/2020 09:30 PM

You have plenty of options for learning English, regardless of how you hope to use the language.

How to Learn Machine Learning A U.S. News Guide

Published 11/02/2020 06:42 PM

These resources can help you learn machine learning at a beginner, intermediate and advanced level.

Become a Full-Stack Developer: How I Did It

Published 10/30/2020 09:45 PM

Full-stack developers build software and have a firm grip on front-end and back-end services.

Quickstart Guide to Learn QuickBooks

Published 10/30/2020 09:14 PM

Learn QuickBooks to land a job in accounting, start a bookkeeping service or manage your own small business.

Top Business Skills for Success on the Job

Published 10/29/2020 06:55 PM

Improving your business skills will help you succeed in your career.

What to Know About edX

Published 10/29/2020 05:34 PM

EdX offers online degrees and certificate programs.

How to Learn Korean: A U.S. News Guide

Published 10/23/2020 09:13 PM

Here’s a beginner’s guide on how to learn Korean.

What to Know About Udemy

Published 10/23/2020 09:08 PM

Udemy users can take online courses on a variety of subjects or teach courses of their own.

How to Learn SEO: A U.S. News Guide

Published 10/23/2020 04:33 PM

Learn how to use search engines like Google to optimize your content.

How to Become an Interior Designer: A U.S. News Guide

Published 10/16/2020 09:36 PM

Learning how to become an interior designer can enable you to use your creativity in your career.

How to Learn Finance as a Beginner: A U.S. News Guide

Published 10/16/2020 07:07 PM

Find out how to learn finance to launch your career in this field.

How to Learn Chinese : A U.S. News Guide

Published 10/15/2020 09:18 PM

Learning Chinese could help advance your career.

How to Become a Web Developer: A U.S. News Guide

Published 10/13/2020 04:19 PM

Learn modern web development practices and choose an area of expertise.

What to Know About Coursera

Published 09/16/2020 09:23 PM

Coursera users can earn professional certificates or even college degrees online.

How to Learn JavaScript: A U.S. News Guide

Published 09/02/2020 02:36 PM

This collection of resources can help you learn JavaScript at the beginner, intermediate and advanced levels.

How to Learn Excel: A U.S. News Guide

Published 08/28/2020 02:30 PM

Learn Excel with free resources and paid courses to go from beginner to superuser.

What to Know About K-12 Online Schools

Published 08/27/2020 08:22 PM

K-12 online schools might be a good option for some families during the 2020-2021 school year.

How to Learn Product Management: A U.S. News Guide

Published 08/11/2020 10:26 PM

Learn how to become a product manager and advance in your career.

Coronavirus and Schools: What Parents Should Know for the Fall

Published 08/06/2020 03:58 PM

Planning and flexibility are key as students go back to school.

Find an Online Tutor

Published 07/24/2020 09:26 PM

Online tutoring can give your student structure if school has moved online.

How to Learn SQL: A U.S. News Guide

Published 07/24/2020 07:09 PM

You don’t have to be a programmer to learn SQL for datasets.

How to Learn Digital Marketing: A U.S. News Guide

Published 07/14/2020 08:58 PM

Learn digital marketing for a variety of platforms and choose a type to specialize in.

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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College aid letters are misleading students and need a legal fix

Published 12/05/2022 09:25 PM

New federal research says colleges mislead students with confusing financial aid letters. The consequences can run from extra debt to quitting school.

What students lost since cursive writing was cut from the Common Core standards

Published 12/03/2022 10:32 PM

NPR's Michel Martin speaks with historian Drew Gilpin Faust about her story in The Atlantic, "Gen Z Never Learned to Read Cursive."

The Supreme Court puts Biden's student loan relief program on ice for now

Published 12/02/2022 10:05 AM

The Supreme Court has agreed to hear arguments in President Biden's student loan relief program in February. The court's action means the rollout of debt cancellation will remain blocked until then.

News brief: Trump Organization trial, student loan relief, South Africa scandal

Published 12/02/2022 10:05 AM

Prosecutors to make closing arguments in Trump Organization trial. Supreme Court to hear Biden's student loan forgiveness plan. Cash-stuffed sofa leads to calls for South Africa's president to resign.

The Supreme Court will hear challenges to the student debt relief program

Published 12/01/2022 09:35 PM

The Supreme Court will hear challenges to President Biden's student debt relief program.

Supreme Court will hear challenge to Biden's student debt-relief program

Published 12/01/2022 07:56 PM

The court's action means the rollout of debt cancellation will remain blocked until justices hear arguments about the program in February.

Legal losses keep coming for Biden's student loan relief plan

Published 12/01/2022 05:07 PM

The 5th Circuit Court rejected a Education Department appeal on Wednesday, the latest setback in several parallel lawsuits. The administration is expected to ask the Supreme Court to weigh in.

School principals say culture wars made last year 'rough as hell'

Published 12/01/2022 10:00 AM

A new survey of high school principals reveals that political fights with parents and community members are on the rise and taking a serious toll.

How increased federal funding impacts tribal colleges and universities

Published 11/25/2022 09:32 PM

A new report shows how increased federal funding during the pandemic impacted tribal colleges and universities.

With student loan relief tied up in court, Biden extends repayment pause into 2023

Published 11/22/2022 10:05 PM

The president has extended the student loan repayment pause into 2023. Biden said he wants to give lawsuits against debt cancellation time to play out, and the Supreme Court time to weigh in.

UC students on strike say they are overworked and underpaid

Published 11/19/2022 10:01 PM

University of California graduate students walked off the job this week. The nearly 50,000 striking academic workers are asking for better pay and benefits.

New York tells schools to drop Native American mascots

Published 11/19/2022 12:00 PM

The state's education department is demanding school districts comply with a previous decision to nix all Native American mascots, team names and logos.

With a nod to '1984,' a federal judge blocks Florida's anti-'woke' law in colleges

Published 11/18/2022 10:56 PM

Gov. Ron DeSantis was a champion of the bill designed to limit instruction about racism and privilege in the workplace and public universities. A federal judge called it "positively dystopian."

Librarians worry e-book pricing might affect people's ability to borrow books

Published 11/18/2022 09:35 PM

Local libraries are paying a lot more for e-books than they would for physical books. Librarians worry this hike in pricing might affect people's ability to borrow the books they want to read.

Student loan forgiveness is in legal limbo. What are your plans when payments resume?

Published 11/17/2022 06:30 PM

NPR's Consider This podcast wants to know what you plan to do when student loan payments resume in January, and what questions you have about the forgiveness program.

‘Next mass killer’: Dropped case foretold Colorado bloodbath

Published 12/06/2022 05:39 PM

Liz Cheney resurfaced Paul Gosar's deleted tweet supporting Donald Trump's call to terminate the US Constitution: 'Time to condemn Trump yet?'

Published 12/08/2022 12:37 AM

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is under investigation by the House Ethics Committee

Published 12/07/2022 09:23 PM

Report: Classified items found at Trump storage unit in Fla.

Published 12/07/2022 07:32 PM

A high school hurdler bounces back from a fall to seal an incredible victory

Published 12/06/2022 07:19 PM

Violent ‘bank jugging’ robberies on the rise, California police warn

Published 12/07/2022 03:26 PM

'Don't Say Gay' Florida lawmaker indicted on fraud charges

Published 12/07/2022 10:20 PM

Ted Cruz’s Bi Daughter OK After Rushed to Hospital, Rep Says

Published 12/07/2022 04:53 PM

Elon Musk responds to Ye’s ‘compliment’ that he’s a 'half-Chinese genetic hybrid’

Published 12/06/2022 04:38 PM

McCarthy, McConnell snubbed by Capitol police and their families at medal ceremony

Published 12/06/2022 06:56 PM

Satellite images show that up to 10 bombers disappeared from Russian Dyagilevo airbase

Published 12/07/2022 06:51 PM

Herschel Walker's son says Trump called his father for months demanding that he run, while 'everyone with a brain' begged him not to

Published 12/07/2022 11:16 AM

Interracial marriages to get added protection under new law

Published 12/07/2022 07:07 PM

Bill Cosby accused of sexual assault by 5 women, including two 'Cosby Show' actors

Published 12/07/2022 02:24 AM

People's Choice Awards: Shania Twain and Olivia Wilde go sheer on red carpet ahead of music icon's honors

Published 12/07/2022 12:47 AM

Fight over officer testimony roils Proud Boys sedition case

Published 12/06/2022 08:13 PM

Brown University becomes first Ivy League to impose campus-wide ban on caste discrimination

Published 12/07/2022 09:03 PM

How to watch tonight's rare and "magical" celestial events

Published 12/07/2022 04:26 PM

Jay Wright at ease leaving Nova after 'fighting it' as coach

Published 12/06/2022 08:26 PM

Putin Is Preparing to Flee When Russia Implodes, Ex-Aide Says

Published 12/07/2022 04:24 PM

Prison inmates placed bets on how long Whitey Bulger would survive after being transferred, a watchdog report found. The notorious gangster was beaten to death in less than 24 hours.

Published 12/07/2022 06:10 PM

First delivery of S. Korean heavy weapons comes to Poland

Published 12/06/2022 10:12 AM

Margot Robbie Admitted She Snuck In An Unscripted Kiss With Brad Pitt On The “Babylon” Set Because She Thought The “Opportunity Might Never Come Up Again”

Published 12/06/2022 11:47 AM

Sean Spicer Makes Pearl Harbor Blunder Which Will Live In Infamy

Published 12/07/2022 06:41 PM

Oldest DNA reveals life in Greenland 2 million years ago

Published 12/07/2022 04:02 PM

University of Kentucky student Kylah Spring on viral video of racist attack on campus

Published 12/07/2022 01:57 PM

Elusive creature spotted on Mauna Loa for first time before eruption. Is it in jeopardy?

Published 12/07/2022 09:42 PM

Brother finds body Baltimore firefighters missed in building

Published 12/06/2022 11:44 PM

Russia warns of "clash between nuclear powers" as drones hit its bases

Published 12/07/2022 01:38 PM

Photos that offer a glimpse of what life is like for workers in notoriously isolated North Korea

Published 12/07/2022 03:47 PM

Border Patrol agent dies in ATV accident during Texas patrol

Published 12/07/2022 07:09 PM

JFK Assassination Investigator Has Jarring New Claim About Oswald's CIA Involvement

Published 12/06/2022 03:53 PM

Sandra Bullock’s avocado ranch flies off the market in California at a reduced price

Published 12/07/2022 10:03 PM

Column: Adam Scott makes sense without making enemies

Published 12/06/2022 06:09 PM

Trump Bedeviled by Company's Conviction and Senate Candidate's Defeat

Published 12/07/2022 01:08 PM

People are getting sick with mystery illnesses and testing negative for COVID, RSV, and flu. Here's why.

Published 12/07/2022 02:52 PM

Jim Leonhard says he won't return to Wisconsin staff

Published 12/07/2022 03:55 AM

Two shark divers freed 19 sharks from a longline. They’re facing five years in prison

Published 12/07/2022 12:21 AM

Indonesia's new sex laws and what they could mean for tourism

Published 12/07/2022 05:34 AM

Report: Killing of Pakistani journalist in Kenya 'planned'

Published 12/07/2022 12:42 PM

What Democrats could do with 51 Senate seats | FiveThirtyEight

Published 12/06/2022 03:18 PM

NASA's Latest Artemis 1 Moon Images Are Truly Jaw-Dropping

Published 12/07/2022 05:37 PM

12-year-old boy charged with murder in fatal Dallas crash

Published 12/07/2022 10:55 PM

Moms are defending a woman who fed her baby by throwing his snacks on the floor 'as if he was a chicken' — but experts say the practice is unsafe

Published 12/07/2022 06:41 PM

Deputy rapes woman in her car, giving her ’30 seconds’ to comply, Indiana cops say

Published 12/07/2022 05:13 PM

Mongolians protest alleged theft of coal sold to China

Published 12/06/2022 11:10 AM

Cardi B Claps Back At Hater By Sharing Her Massive Paycheck For Private Performance

Published 12/06/2022 05:44 PM

Russians are panicking, begin to fortify Kursk Oblast with dragon's teeth and ditches

Published 12/07/2022 09:54 AM

State judge places hold on Oregon's gun law, state to appeal

Published 12/06/2022 05:41 PM

Trump Claims Immunity Over ‘Burn Congress Down’ Hypothetical

Published 12/07/2022 10:09 PM

Schools Bill scrapped, education secretary says

Published 12/07/2022 02:58 PM

A bill designed to "raise education standards" in England has been dropped, Gillian Keegan says.

Unions 'very sorry' for teacher strike disruption

Published 12/07/2022 11:28 PM

Members of the SSTA and NASUWT unions say they have been left with no option but industrial action.

Scarborough girl, 9, raises cash for families' Christmas dinners

Published 12/07/2022 01:04 PM

Lils, from Scarborough, says she realised some children do not get to enjoy Christmas dinner.

Dorset boy in coma after strep A misdiagnosis, family says

Published 12/07/2022 05:59 AM

A one-year-old was placed in an induced coma a day after a hospital discharged him, his parents say.

Cambridge University student Alexander Horner died by suicide

Published 12/05/2022 01:01 PM

The death of Alex Horner is one of six suicides or suspected suicides at the university in 2022.

Arabic lessons: 'It's respectful, the Irish people learning my language'

Published 12/05/2022 06:22 AM

Pupils at a County Tyrone school are learning Arabic to be able to speak it to Syrian students.

GCSE pupils to have extra help with exams next year

Published 12/01/2022 10:33 AM

In mathematics, physics and combined science, students will be provided with supporting material.

Teachers' strikes: What are they paid and will schools close?

Published 12/07/2022 09:43 AM

Thousands of pupils in Scotland have another unscheduled day off school as teachers strike.

'School talked only about care leavers going to prison'

Published 11/30/2022 03:48 AM

Just 13% of care leavers go to university at 18, compared with 45% of the wider population.

What is strep A and what are the symptoms?

Published 12/07/2022 10:37 AM

Another UK child has died from this highly contagious infection. What should people look out for?

County lines: ‘I was 11 and in a drugs gang - why did nobody save me?’

Published 12/02/2022 12:28 AM

Young people and families tell of abuse from drugs gangs, as one group battles to reach kids at risk.

'We can only buy one £2.10 school meal a week for our daughter'

Published 11/29/2022 12:33 AM

Alishah doesn't qualify for free school meals, but her parents are among many struggling with lunch costs.

'I use my pocket money to pay for school dinners'

Published 12/07/2022 07:22 AM

Here at Newsround we wanted to find out how children and young people were being affected by the cost of living crisis.

Cost of living: Struggling single dad flooded with offers of help

Published 11/28/2022 06:05 AM

The BBC returned to give Samuel some good news.

Do you need to change your accent to get a top job?

Published 12/05/2022 12:01 AM

Student Chris explores trying to change the way he speaks, out of a concern his accent may hold him back.

Children in Need: 'Moments with my baby brother were the best'

Published 11/16/2022 08:33 AM

After her brother Deakin died, Chloe volunteered at a local kids club to help deal with her grief.

Birmingham stab victim's mum fronts anti-knife campaign

Published 11/08/2022 06:25 AM

Sarah Barry, whose son Jack was stabbed to death, says she never knew he also carried a knife.

Dyscalculia: ‘Numbers look like a foreign language to me’

Published 11/04/2022 02:10 AM

BBC Young Reporter Rose, 18, explains how she navigates life with dyscalculia, a maths learning difficulty.

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