Youngkin claims students were wronged. College experts say they needn’t worry.

A delay in delivery of letters of National Merit commendations will have little effect on the college prospects of any high school student or their access to financial aid, according to experts

By Nick AndersonJanuary 27, 2023

Data shows student debt relief applicants in each state as auditors question cost

The Biden administration released data giving a state-by-state breakdown of applicants for its student loan forgiveness program amid more questions about the plan's estimated cost.

By Danielle Douglas-GabrielJanuary 27, 2023

Judge declines to dismiss charges against former Loudoun schools chief

Scott Ziegler, who was fired amid outrage over two sexual assaults by a student, argued that Virginia's attorney general lacks the authority to prosecute him.

By Paul DugganJanuary 26, 2023

DeSantis trustee appointees face skeptical crowd at New College of Florida

Christopher Rufo, a conservative activist, and Jason “Eddie” Speir are among six new trustee appointees at the Sarasota college.

By Jack StriplingJanuary 26, 2023

Backlash grows against DeSantis decision to block AP African American studies class

The DeSantis administration said a pilot AP course on Black history would not be approved because it violated state law and “lacks educational value.”

By Lori RozsaJanuary 26, 2023
Answer SheetPerspective

The basic rights teachers don’t have

Teachers have fewer settled legal protections than they did a decade ago. Here's what happened.

By Valerie StraussJanuary 26, 2023

Maryland test results show ‘widened’ achievement gaps, especially in math

The targeted statewide test data released this week provided breakdowns by school district and student demographic.

By Nicole AsburyJanuary 25, 2023

LSU student was raped before she was hit by car and died, police say

Four people face charges in connection to the rape of Madison Brooks, a 19-year-old student fatally struck by a ride-share vehicle afterward, authorities say.

By Timothy BellaJanuary 25, 2023
Answer SheetAnalysis

Lisa Marie Presley’s death, AI problems and more news literacy lessons

From the News Literacy Project for students and everybody else.

By Valerie StraussJanuary 25, 2023

Teachers say parents, laws are changing how they teach race and gender

A new national survey shows that a sizable minority of teachers worry about the new climate.

By Hannah NatansonJanuary 25, 2023

Newport News school board to vote on releasing superintendent after shooting

The school board has scheduled a vote for Wednesday on a separation agreement with superintendent George Parker III, and to decide on the appointment of an interim superintendent.

By Donna St. GeorgeJanuary 24, 2023

Major medical schools join widening revolt against U.S. News rankings

Medical schools at the University of Pennsylvania and Columbia and Stanford universities joined Harvard in declaring they would no longer provide U.S. News with data it uses to rank them.

By Susan Svrluga and Nick AndersonJanuary 24, 2023

Teachers are burning out. On TikTok, they describe the working conditions.

A few have built big audiences by describing how hard it is to be an educator today.

By Samantha CheryJanuary 24, 2023

In an HBCU first, Howard awarded $90 million military research contract

Howard University will lead one of the Pentagon’s 15 university-affiliated research centers, the first HBCU to do so.

By Susan SvrlugaJanuary 23, 2023

Will a small, quirky Florida college become ‘DeSantis U’?

After Gov. Ron DeSantis appointed six new trustees at New College of Florida, faculty, students and alumni see themselves as unwitting conscripts in a politicized battle over education.

By Jack StriplingJanuary 23, 2023

Students want new books. Thanks to restrictions, librarians can’t buy them.

Conversations with 37 school librarians across 21 states suggest a thicket of red tape is impairing their ability to buy books.

By Hannah NatansonJanuary 22, 2023

What’s a college degree worth? States start to demand colleges share the data.

Several states have passed or proposed laws requiring that certain information be made available to consumers about what they’ll get for their investment in a higher education.

By Lilah BurkeJanuary 21, 2023

Montgomery County youth overdoses increased 77% in 2022

County officials announced the rollout of a campaign to teach students and parents about the pitfalls of using illegal drugs and how to find help for young people battling addiction.

By Nicole AsburyJanuary 21, 2023

Fairfax schools chief vows to correct delays in award notifications

Superintendent Michelle Reid denied allegations that the delays were driven by an equity agenda and concerns about hurting the feelings of students who didn’t receive recognition.

By Laura MecklerJanuary 20, 2023

Maryland 529 board chair resigns amid scrutiny over college savings plan

Peter Tsirigotis' resignation comes a day after lawmakers grilled him after parents said they have been unable to access all of the money in their Maryland Prepaid College Trust accounts since August.

By Danielle Douglas-GabrielJanuary 20, 2023