Vital education issues the Supreme Court could revisit
School prayer. Teaching evolution. Affirmative action. Discrimination in admissions and hiring.
Education Dept. to cancel $6 billion in debt for defrauded borrowers
The Education Department will erase about $6 billion of student loan debt in a proposed settlement of a lawsuit from borrowers who said the agency ignored their claims for relief after they were defrauded by their colleges.
Maryland university system won’t require SAT, ACT for admissions
The University System of Maryland’s board of regents voted recently to pave the way for its 12 universities to remove the requirement for prospective students to provide SAT or ACT scores.
Virginia budget to move funding from DACA students to state’s HBCUs
Critics say the Republican governor is pitting one disadvantaged group against another when the state has enough money to fund financial aid for both.
Texas GOP to schools: Use live ultrasounds to show a ‘preborn child’
It has some other ultra-conservative ideas of what students should learn, too.
A race to teach abortion procedures, before the bans begin
The end of Roe v. Wade would disrupt a common education program for OB/GYN specialists and other doctors. Many medical residents could lose access to in-state abortion training.
George Washington University to stop using ‘Colonials’ name by 2023-24
George Washington University said the "Colonials" moniker has divided the community and “no longer serve its purpose as a name that unifies.”
Hub for military vets coming to Virginia Tech’s new Alexandria campus
The center, set up with Boeing, will help military veterans transition to civilian life and build careers in the technology and defense industries.
Student loan borrowers anxious as decision lingers on debt cancellation
Borrowers are growing anxious and frustrated as the White House delays an announcement on whether President Biden will cancel some of the $1.6 trillion in student debt held by millions of Americans.
Harvard University President Lawrence Bacow to step down next year
Lawrence S. Bacow, who has led Harvard University as president through the tumult of the coronavirus pandemic and an intensive reckoning with its historic role in slavery and racial discrimination, announced Wednesday he will step down after the next academic year.
Georgetown Law official resigns, had been cleared in probe into tweets
Ilya Shapiro said he has resigned from Georgetown Law days after he was reinstated following a months-long investigation into tweets about President Biden's Supreme Court pick.
To recruit workers, big employers team with historically Black colleges
Under pressure to diversify, companies are investing money and mentorship in historically Black colleges and universities.
Georgetown Law official cleared over tweets on Supreme Court pick
Ilya Shapiro, who has been on paid administrative leave since January, will start work Friday, he said.
Education Dept. to clear $5.8B in debt of Corinthian Colleges students
Nearly a decade after the collapse of Corinthian Colleges, former students of the defunct for-profit chain are set to have all of their federal student loans canceled.
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.
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.
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.
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.