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The unrest on college campuses is running up against graduation season

Tuesday, May 07, 2024

Colleges are gearing up for graduation as some students continue to protest the Israel-Hamas war.


Schools try to balance freedom of speech and security during student protests

Tuesday, April 23, 2024

Schools weigh freedom of speech and safety risks as nationwide protests pop up on college campuses over the Israel-Hamas conflict.


A look at Biden's new plan for student debt relief

Monday, April 08, 2024

The Biden administration has announced the details of a new plan for student debt relief, this time targeting specific groups of borrowers.


Students are still waiting for aid offers from colleges after a delayed FAFSA rollout

Sunday, March 31, 2024

Students have waited months to find out how much financial aid they will receive for school. Delays and errors by the Department of Education mean they'll be waiting a while longer.


This year it's a slow crawl to financial aid packages for students

Thursday, March 21, 2024

Colleges are just beginning to receive long-overdue FAFSA data. Meanwhile, students who've been accepted to college still face weeks before they receive aid offers.


Penn president resigns after testifying about antisemitism on campus

Sunday, December 10, 2023

Four days after disastrous testimony on Capitol Hill, University of Pennsylvania president Liz Magill resigns.


After a disastrous testimony, three college presidents face calls to resign

Friday, December 08, 2023

On Wednesday, the presidents of Harvard, MIT and the University of Pennsylvania testified before the House on antisemitism on college campuses. All three are facing calls to resign.


California joins a growing movement to teach media literacy in schools

Friday, November 24, 2023

California is the latest state in a growing movement across the country to require media literacy education for all grade levels.


Like it or not: Kids hear the news. Here's how teachers help them understand it

Wednesday, November 08, 2023

From second grade to seniors in high school, students are getting bombarded with news. Teachers are working to give them the tools to process it.


'No one wants kids dying in schools,' but Americans disagree on how to keep them safe

Wednesday, October 25, 2023

Americans agree students should be prepared for school shootings, but a new NPR/Ipsos poll finds they differ in how to approach the issue


Most Americans say schools should do active shooter drills, but disagree on approach

Monday, October 23, 2023

Americans agree students should be prepared for school shootings, but a new NPR/Ipsos poll finds they differ in how to approach the issue.


Naloxone can save students' lives, but not every school has it

Thursday, October 05, 2023

A life-saving drug is gaining support for use in schools across the country, but only about half of the largest districts stock it


School districts rush to stock Narcan, the best defense against fentanyl

Wednesday, September 27, 2023

Narcan is the best option schools have to save students from an overdose, but it's only readily available in a handful of the nation's districts.


Extreme heat is cutting into recess for kids. Experts say that's a problem

Thursday, September 07, 2023

A heat wave at the start of the school year has educators scrambling to keep kids cool and safe.


A heat wave, and lack of air conditioning, disrupt school districts nationwide

Wednesday, September 06, 2023

A heat wave along the East Coast and in the Midwest leads to closings, shorter school days.


Amid the heatwave, millions of students are returning to schools without decent A/C

Tuesday, August 29, 2023

In the midst of this summer of record-breaking heat waves, kids around the country are returning to school — often in buildings without adequate air conditioning, if any.


As classes resume in sweltering heat, many schools lack air conditioning

Monday, August 28, 2023

Amid sweltering heat waves, classes have resumed in many districts around the country that have outdated heating and cooling systems — or no air conditioning at all.


Borrowers can now apply for new, income-based student loan repayment

Tuesday, August 22, 2023

More than 20 million borrowers are eligible under the new repayment plan, and many will see lower payments.


Department of Education launches investigation into Harvard legacy admissions

Wednesday, July 26, 2023

Legacy admissions give an advantage to college applicants whose parents are alumni. Now, the Education Department has launched a civil rights investigation into Harvard's legacy admissions practices.


'There is no trust now': Student loan borrowers respond to Supreme Court decision

Saturday, July 01, 2023

In the wake of Friday's Supreme Court decision striking down Biden's relief plan, borrowers lament the path forward.