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The shooting in Uvalde conjures memories of Sandy Hook school shooting
Tuesday, May 24, 2022
On Tuesday afternoon, a gunman walked into an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas, and killed 15 people. At a press conference, Gov. Greg Abbot said the suspected shooter is dead.
How schools and the Biden administration are prioritizing student mental health
Tuesday, May 24, 2022
Schools and the federal government are trying to provide the kinds of mental health support that many families either can't find, or can't afford.
These middle school students have a warning about teens and social media
Monday, May 16, 2022
A group of Texas middle-schoolers won NPR's 4th-annual Student Podcast Challenge, and learned a lesson about fake news and the limits of "talking digitally."
Beware, new student loan borrowers: Interest rates are about to jump
Friday, May 06, 2022
Student loan interest rates reset every May. This year, they're on the rise.
The pandemic erased a decade of public preschool gains
Tuesday, April 26, 2022
An annual review of state-based preschool programs found big drops in enrollment and state funding in the 2020-2021 school year.
Student loan borrowers will get help after an NPR report and years of complaints
Tuesday, April 19, 2022
The U.S. Department of Education unveils a plan to help millions of borrowers who have been hurt and held back by its troubled income-driven repayment plans.
Senators call for probe into student loan program after NPR unearthed major problems
Thursday, April 14, 2022
Lawmakers are calling for an investigation two weeks after an NPR report found a student loan program designed to help low-income borrowers wasn't living up to its promise.
The student loan pause has been extended until the end of the summer
Wednesday, April 06, 2022
The Biden administration extended the freeze on student loan payments yet again, this time until September, and announced a reset for borrowers in default.
3 takeaways from NPR's investigation into a troubled student loan repayment program
Friday, April 01, 2022
Many of the lowest-income federal student loan borrowers have had their hopes of debt cancellation delayed or derailed as a result of mismanagement, NPR found.
Exclusive: How the most affordable student loan program failed low-income borrowers
Friday, April 01, 2022
Income-driven repayment plans were intended to help low-income student loan borrowers, and eventually cancel their debt. New documents paint a breathtaking picture of the program's failure.
Why your student loan payments may be delayed (again)
Monday, March 14, 2022
Payments on federal student loans have been paused for two years, and the Biden administration appears to be considering extending the pause beyond May.
When colleges defraud students, should the government go after school executives?
Tuesday, March 01, 2022
For 30 years, the U.S. Department of Education has had the power to hold for-profit college executives personally liable when their schools defraud students. It simply hasn't used it.
DeVry University misled students. Now, the federal government is erasing their debt
Wednesday, February 16, 2022
The Education Department says it will erase the debts of DeVry's defrauded students. But DeVry remains open for business and still enjoys access to millions of dollars in federal student loans.
The helpful tool, the College Scorecard, has been updated
Tuesday, February 15, 2022
The U.S. Department of Education has revised its College Scorecard — a trove of college-based performance data meant to help prospective students choose the best school for them.
Families of kids continuing to learn remotely are cut off from P-EBT food program
Tuesday, February 08, 2022
Updated federal guidance means many low-income families that want their children to keep learning remotely are losing access to a school program that helped them pay for meals.
Some families are being forced to choose between remote learning and school meals
Wednesday, February 02, 2022
Many low-income families who want their children to keep learning remotely are losing access to a federal program that helped them pay for meals.
The expanded child tax credit briefly slashed child poverty. Here's what else it did
Thursday, January 27, 2022
The monthly cash payments reached more than 61 million kids in December alone. Most low-income families spent the money on basic needs like food, clothing and utility bills.
Navient reaches a deal to cancel $1.7 billion in student loan debts
Thursday, January 13, 2022
The loan servicing giant has agreed to cancel student loan debts owed by roughly 66,000 borrowers as part of a settlement reached with 39 state attorneys general.
The challenges of trying to keep schools open during the omicron surge
Tuesday, January 11, 2022
With COVID-19 surging, schools may decide to send students home temporarily. What's going on behind the scenes, as school leaders fight to keep the doors open — despite staffing and safety issues.
8 ways teachers are talking about Jan. 6 in their classrooms
Wednesday, January 05, 2022
A year after a pro-Trump mob invaded the U.S. Capitol, teachers say they want students to grapple with the uncomfortable facts of the day.