HIGHER EDUCATION

After lull, employers renew interest in helping workers repay student debt

Employers are heeding the call of younger workers for help with their education debt, and taking advantage of a new tax break born out of the pandemic. Still, there are more firms considering the perk than actually implementing it.

By Danielle Douglas-GabrielMay 28, 2022

Latest White House plan would forgive $10,000 in student debt per borrower

The move is likely to reignite fights between Democrats and the GOP over federal spending and higher education.

By Tyler Pager,  Danielle Douglas-Gabriel and Jeff SteinMay 27, 2022

Institute pledges $1.5 billion to support scientists of color

The Howard Hughes Medical Institute has announced a $1.5 billion program to help support early-career faculty in the sciences, named after outgoing University of Maryland Baltimore County President Freeman Hrabowski.

By Lauren LumpkinMay 26, 2022

Texas official wants to arm more teachers. Bad idea.

The killings of 19 elementary school students and two teachers sparks new calls for arming educators.

By Valerie StraussMay 25, 2022

Settlements in UCLA sex abuse cases reach nearly $700 million

The University of California announced a $374.4 million settlement to resolve claims related to former UCLA gynecologist James Heaps, raising total payouts in the case to nearly $700 million.

By Nick Anderson and Susan SvrlugaMay 24, 2022

Told not to say ‘gay’ in graduation speech, he made his point anyway

A Florida high school graduate says he was told not to say "gay" in his graduation speech. So he said "curly hair" instead.

By Valerie StraussMay 24, 2022

Princeton board fires professor in sexual-misconduct investigation

The decision by the Ivy League university's board of trustees follows a recommendation from the school president and dean of faculty that Joshua Katz be let go for failing to be forthcoming in a probe into his relationship with a undergraduate.

By Danielle Douglas-GabrielMay 23, 2022

Who has student loan debt in America?

Public awareness of education debt is high amid debates over loan forgiveness, yet little is discussed of how the debt shakes out.

By Alyssa Fowers and Danielle Douglas-GabrielMay 22, 2022

Princeton president recommends firing professor in sexual-misconduct probe

Joshua T. Katz, a tenured classics professor at Princeton, is facing dismissal after a campus report said he failed to fully cooperate with a sexual-misconduct investigation.

By Danielle Douglas-GabrielMay 20, 2022

Why Virginia Gov. Youngkin is wrong about student NAEP scores

The NAEP achievement levels are misleading -- and politicians often wrongly interpret the scores.

By Valerie StraussMay 20, 2022

Education Dept. extends waiver limiting audits of financial aid forms

The Education Department will continue to focus the audit, known as verification, on ferreting out identity theft and fraud for the 2022-2023 Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA, cycle.

By Danielle Douglas-GabrielMay 19, 2022

They earned a degree in prison. Now was their time for caps and gowns.

The Goucher College commencement is first in decades to confer bachelor’s degrees in a Maryland prison.

By Nick AndersonMay 18, 2022

What Biden should say to charter school supporters now attacking him

The president is getting attacked for wanting to enact reforms for a federal program that gives millions of dollars to charters.

By Valerie StraussMay 18, 2022

Apple CEO Tim Cook to Gallaudet graduates: ‘Lead with your values’

The technology giant has helped the university expand accessibility for the deaf and hard-of-hearing, officials said.

By Lauren LumpkinMay 15, 2022

Duke student’s graduation speech mirrors some language in Harvard address

Some of the themes and language of the Sunday speech from Duke's Priya Parkash appeared to have been mirrored from Sarah Abushaar's 2014 commencement address at Harvard University.

By Timothy BellaMay 12, 2022

It will soon cost more to borrow money for college

After a stretch of record lows, interest rates on federal student loans are set to climb.

By Danielle Douglas-GabrielMay 12, 2022

After covid cases surge, some Johns Hopkins students want online exams

The school reported 531 positive tests on campus in the past seven days, and re-imposed several pandemic rules in the final days of the semester.

By Susan SvrlugaMay 10, 2022

No LSAT? Legal group weighs test-optional admissions for law schools.

Law schools would be given a green light to end admission test requirements, under a recommendation from a key committee of the American Bar Association that is scheduled for review in a public meeting later this month.

By Nick AndersonMay 9, 2022