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April 21, 2024 at 12:16 AM

USC redesigns commencement program, canceling all speakers

The University of Southern California announced it redesigned its commencement program and canceled all speakers after earlier canceling the valedictorian's address because of "security concerns."
April 21, 2024 at 12:16 AM
USC redesigns commencement program, canceling all speakers
April 20, 2024 at 12:30 PM

California is rolling out free preschool. That hasn't solved challenges around child care

Investments in public preschool have helped many parents through a child care crisis, in which quality options for early learners are often scarce and unaffordable
April 20, 2024 at 12:30 PM
California is rolling out free preschool. That hasn't solved child care challenges
April 20, 2024 at 2:09 AM

USC cancels all commencement speakers after canceled valedictorian speech

The University of Southern California announced on Friday all commencement speakers are being eliminated from the commencement ceremony next week.
April 20, 2024 at 2:09 AM
USC cancels all commencement speakers after canceled valedictorian speech
April 18, 2024 at 10:10 PM

Medical student calls mom who died, informs she matched to her top residency program

In 2020, Paighton Noel called her mom, Jacquie Sorrells, that she got into medical school. Four years later, Noel called her mom, who passed away, to leave a voicemail about another exciting update.
April 18, 2024 at 10:10 PM
Medical student calls mom who died, informs she matched to her top residency program
April 18, 2024 at 6:23 PM

USC valedictorian speaks out after school canceled her commencement speech

Asna Tabassum, the valedictorian of the University of Southern California, opened up about the decision by school leaders to cancel her commencement speech.
April 18, 2024 at 6:23 PM
USC valedictorian speaks out after school canceled her commencement speech
April 18, 2024 at 6:16 PM

Students protest at Columbia University following president's congressional hearing

Protestors swarmed the Columbia University campus as frustration grows over the school's handling of antisemitism.
April 18, 2024 at 6:16 PM
Students protest at Columbia University following president's congressional hearing
April 18, 2024 at 2:20 AM

USC cancels valedictorian’s speech citing security concerns

ABC News’ Phil Lipof spoke with pro-Palestinian University of Southern California valedictorian Asna Tabassum about the controversy surrounding her canceled graduation speech.
April 18, 2024 at 2:20 AM
USC cancels valedictorian’s speech citing security concerns
April 17, 2024 at 7:58 PM

Congressional committee grills Columbia University president on campus antisemitism

Columbia University President Nemat "Minouche" Shafik testified Wednesday before a congressional committee investigating antisemitism on the New York City campus.
April 17, 2024 at 7:58 PM
Congressional committee grills Columbia University president on campus antisemitism
April 17, 2024 at 1:17 PM

Financial aid for college in chaos amid new FAFSA

Following the update of the FAFSA form, here’s what parents should know about the changes and what they can do to help their college-bound students.
April 17, 2024 at 1:17 PM
Financial aid for college in chaos amid new FAFSA
April 16, 2024 at 9:22 PM

USC cancels valedictorian's speech amid Palestinian support, student says school 'caving to fear and rewarding hatred'

The University of Southern California has come under fire for canceling the speech of a student's valedictorian's speech at commencement.
April 16, 2024 at 9:22 PM
USC cancels valedictorian's speech amid Palestinian support, student decries decision
April 16, 2024 at 7:41 PM

Teen goes viral for sharing college rejection letter

Nicole Laeno's rejection letter from UCLA has over 45 million views on TikTok.
April 16, 2024 at 7:41 PM
Teen goes viral for sharing college rejection letter
April 15, 2024 at 3:44 PM

Lincoln University administrator's suicide spotlights Black women's struggles in higher education

The death of an administrator at Lincoln University has brought attention to the difficulties that Black women face in the education system.
April 15, 2024 at 3:44 PM
Lincoln University administrator's suicide spotlights Black women's struggles
April 13, 2024 at 4:52 PM

Biden cancels another $7.4 billion in student debt

The new round of student loan forgiveness frees up 277,000 borrowers of $7.4 billion in debt.
April 13, 2024 at 4:52 PM
Biden cancels another $7.4 billion in student debt
April 12, 2024 at 5:31 PM

White House cancels $7.4B in student debt

President Joe Biden is canceling more than $7 billion in student loan debt for more borrowers. Plus, Uber is boosting its safety features.
April 12, 2024 at 5:31 PM
White House cancels $7.4B in student debt
April 12, 2024 at 9:50 AM

Biden administration announces another round of loan cancellation under new repayment plan

The Biden administration is canceling student loans for another 206,000 borrowers as part of a new repayment plan that offers a faster route to forgiveness
April 12, 2024 at 9:50 AM
Biden administration announces another round of student loan cancellation
April 11, 2024 at 9:59 PM

Education secretary elevates new deputy chief amid focus on affordability as enrollment deadlines loom

Prior to her work at the Education Department, LaWanda Toney ran the strategic communications team at the National Parent Teacher Association (PTA).
April 11, 2024 at 9:59 PM
Education secretary elevates deputy amid focus on affordability, enrollment deadlines
April 9, 2024 at 5:21 PM

Biden has forgiven billions in student loans. Voters may not have noticed.

Will President Joe Biden get credit for canceling billions in student loans?
April 9, 2024 at 5:21 PM
Biden has forgiven billions in student loans. Voters may not have noticed.
April 8, 2024 at 8:13 PM

Biden announces more student loan relief plans in battleground Wisconsin

President Biden announced new student debt forgiveness plans in battleground Wisconsin on Monday that could impact over 30 million Americans if implemented.
April 8, 2024 at 8:13 PM
Biden announces more student loan relief plans in battleground Wisconsin
April 8, 2024 at 2:59 PM

How one group makes STEM accessible to kids in NYC

STEM Kids NYC offers programs to engage youth in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, and "GMA" has some surprises in store for the team who runs it.
April 8, 2024 at 2:59 PM
How one group makes STEM accessible to kids in NYC
April 7, 2024 at 2:21 PM

Joe Biden poised to make large-scale student loan forgiveness announcement

President Joe Biden is expected to make an announcement on Monday on a new attempt at a large-scale student loan forgiveness program.
April 7, 2024 at 2:21 PM
Joe Biden poised to make large-scale student loan forgiveness announcement
April 7, 2024 at 8:15 AM

Following program cuts, new West Virginia University student union says fight is not over

The West Virginia United Students’ Union is the leading oppositional force against cuts at the state's flagship university
April 7, 2024 at 8:15 AM
April 4, 2024 at 2:04 PM

Teachers want the public to know their job is difficult, new survey finds

More than half of Americans believe the public education system is moving in the wrong direction, according to new Pew Research Center data out Thursday.
April 4, 2024 at 2:04 PM
Teachers want the public to know their job is difficult, new survey finds
April 3, 2024 at 4:52 PM

How to mitigate the cost of college

ABC News business reporter Alexis Christoforous gives students and parents advice on how to find the right financial options.
April 3, 2024 at 4:52 PM
How to mitigate the cost of college
April 3, 2024 at 3:22 PM

Private college costs grow to over $90,000

The annual costs for tuition, housing, food, books and other fees for schools like USC, Harvey Mudd, UPenn, Brown, Dartmouth and Boston University, have risen to more than $90,000 for the first time.
April 3, 2024 at 3:22 PM
Private college costs grow to over $90,000
April 3, 2024 at 2:51 PM

A look at the rising costs of attending college

A number of private colleges have exceeded the $90,000 threshold in annual costs for the first time this year.
April 3, 2024 at 2:51 PM
A look at the rising costs of attending college
March 29, 2024 at 6:48 PM

Leah Remini earns associate's degree at 53: 'It's never too late'

Actress Leah Remini opens up about earning an associate's degree at 53.
March 29, 2024 at 6:48 PM
Leah Remini earns associate's degree at 53: 'It's never too late'
March 27, 2024 at 8:55 PM

After HBCU administrator's suicide, alumni have 'no confidence' in leadership

Lincoln University's alumni association issued a statement of "no confidence" after President John Moseley's reinstatement after an administrator's suicide.
March 27, 2024 at 8:55 PM
After HBCU administrator's suicide, alumni have 'no confidence' in leadership
1 month ago

HBCU president reinstated following investigation after faculty member's death by suicide

Lincoln University students protested at the state Capitol following an administrator's death by suicide in January. The University's president was later reinstated after weekslong investigation.
1 month ago
HBCU president reinstated after investigation into faculty member's death by suicide
1 month ago

Biden administration forgives student loans for 78,000 more public service workers

Biden announced on Thursday that some 78,000 public service workers is the PSLF program will have $5.8 billion in student loan debt forgiven by his administration
1 month ago
Biden administration forgives student loans for 78,000 more public service workers
1 month ago

Books allegedly tossed in the trash at NYC school sparks investigation

A New York City school is being investigated over hundreds of books allegedly tossed in trash, many of which were about people of color or related to LGBTQ identities.
1 month ago
Books allegedly tossed in the trash at NYC school sparks investigation
1 month ago

House Education launches formal investigation into MIT over antisemitism reports

MIT is being formally investigated by the House Education and the Workforce Committee, the group of legislators announced Thursday morning.
1 month ago
House Education launches formal investigation into MIT over antisemitism reports
1 month ago

Grandfather goes viral after returning to college at 90 years old

Maryland grandfather Paul Hocheder went viral after his granddaughter recorded him attending his first day of college courses at age 90.
1 month ago
Grandfather goes viral after returning to college at 90 years old
1 month ago

Educators say they fear Oklahoma law restricts teaching 'Killers of the Flower Moon' book

Some teachers in Oklahoma say they are afraid to teach a book that is the foundation of "Killers of the Flower Moon," because of state law HB 1775
1 month ago
Educators say they fear Oklahoma law restricts 'Killers of the Flower Moon' lesson
1 month ago

Oscar-nominated film at the center of Oklahoma classroom debate

ABC News’ Mary Alice Parks reports on the Oklahoma law limiting the discussion of race in schools on “This Week.”
1 month ago
Oscar-nominated film at the center of Oklahoma classroom debate
1 month ago

College admissions testing undergoes new changes

Our panel spotlights new updates to the SAT, including a shorter time limit, customized difficulty levels, and a digital transition.
1 month ago
College admissions testing undergoes new changes
2 months ago

Missouri teachers who support a trans minor's social transition could face felony, be put on sex offender list under proposed bill

A new Missouri bill would make it a felony offense for school teachers or counselors to support or contribute to the social transitioning of a transgender minor.
2 months ago
New bill would convict teachers of felony, put on sex offender list for trans support
2 months ago

University of Florida eliminates all DEI positions

In addition to canceling vendor contracts, the University of Florida has dissolved all of its diversity, equity and inclusion positions over new state rules.
2 months ago
University of Florida eliminates all DEI positions
2 months ago

Florida school eliminates all DEI positions due to new state law

The University of Florida became the latest school to eliminate all diversity, equity and inclusion program positions due to the new state rules, the administration said.
2 months ago
Florida school eliminates all DEI positions due to new state law
2 months ago

University Of Florida eliminates DEI roles to comply with state law

The University Of Florida has eliminated all diversity, equity, and inclusion positions after a recent state ban and the university's director of African American studies program reacts to the memo.
2 months ago
University Of Florida eliminates DEI roles to comply with state law
2 months ago

Universities swapping energy sources to geothermal now a growing trend

Some of the most established universities in the country are switching to sustainable energy to power their campuses in an effort to meet climate goals.
2 months ago
These universities are switching their energy sources to geothermal
2 months ago

More states press for school cellphone bans

Leaders across the country are looking for new ways to curb students’ access to cellphones in school.
2 months ago
More states press for school cellphone bans
2 months ago

Black male educators and their inspirations

Only 1.3% of K-12 teachers in the 2020-2021 school year were Black men, according to a survey. Four Black male educators pay tribute to their heroes.
2 months ago
Black male educators and their inspirations
2 months ago

'Not a partisan issue': As classroom culture wars rage, a stark warning about learning loss

Classroom culture wars still rage in various states, but advocates across the ideological spectrum now worry that a pivot is needed to learning loss
2 months ago
As classroom culture wars rage, a stark warning from parents about learning loss
2 months ago

Debate over 'parental rights' is the latest fight in the education culture wars

One of the latest topics at the center of the culture wars is "parental rights" and fights over how much say parents have in school curriculum.
2 months ago
Debate over 'parental rights' is the latest fight in the education culture wars
2 months ago

Secretary of education on Biden’s new student loan forgiveness

Secretary of Education Dr. Miguel Cardona explains who qualifies for the debt payment program and how it will impact college students.
2 months ago
Secretary of education on Biden’s new student loan forgiveness
2 months ago

Bronx medical school students to receive free tuition after $1 billion donation

The Albert Einstein College of Medicine in the Bronx, New York City, received a $1 billion donation from Dr. Ruth Gottesman, a former professor.
2 months ago
Bronx medical school students to receive free tuition after $1 billion donation
2 months ago

Biden administration’s plan to cancel $1.2 billion in student loan debt

U.S. Secretary of Education Dr. Miguel Cardona joins “GMA” to break down the Biden administration’s plan to forgive $1.2 billion in student loan debt for almost 153,000 borrowers.
2 months ago
Biden administration’s plan to cancel $1.2 billion in student loan debt
2 months ago

HBCU students skating into history

Historically Black university Howard's ice skating team debuts at first HBCU figure skating event.
2 months ago
HBCU students skating into history
2 months ago

Meet the 16-year-old who is the youngest teacher in America

Shania Muhammad, who graduated college at the age of 15, is now a third grade teacher and a testament to the idea that you're never too young to achieve your goals.
2 months ago
Meet the 16-year-old who is the youngest teacher in America
2 months ago

Youngest teacher in America discusses how she began her career at 16

Shania Muhammad graduated college when she was 15.
2 months ago
Youngest teacher in America discusses how she began her career at 16