Biden administration wants to ease student-loan forgiveness for some
Students could have a clearer path to loan forgiveness and affordable repayment of their education debt under plans unveiled Wednesday by the Biden administration.
What the Biden administration’s new rules for charter schools say
The charter lobby won some concessions but aren't likely to embrace them.
Ex-Georgetown tennis coach sentenced to 2½ years in admissions scandal
Gordon Ernst, who authorities say helped secure admissions to Georgetown University in exchange for bribes, received the harshest punishment yet in a sweeping college-admissions scandal.
Columbia to skip U.S. News rankings after professor questioned data
The Ivy League university said it is reviewing how institutional data is gathered and processed, after a professor questioned the numbers that helped propel the school's ascent in popular rankings.
In Florida, DeSantis’s plans for colleges rattle some academics
Some faculty members say political influence on public universities, led by Gov. Ron DeSantis, is threatening academic freedom. Other experts say it's time for such higher-education reform.
GW defends Thomas appointment amid calls for removal from law school
Officials at George Washington University said they will not fire Justice Clarence Thomas, who has taught at the law school since 2011, over his legal opinions.
Youngkin pushes for more say in Virginia community colleges search
Some Democratic lawmakers objected to Gov. Glenn Youngkin’s efforts to influence the search for a chancellor for the Virginia Community College System, accusing him of strong-arming and politicizing the process.
The fall of Roe scrambles abortion training for university hospitals
Some university hospitals are squeezed between an emerging array of abortion bans and established practices of the medical curriculum.
A decade ago, DACA gave ‘dreamers’ hope. Since Trump, it’s been in limbo.
Hundreds of thousands of young people have benefited from the program, but worry it could be eliminated soon.
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.