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February 6, 2023, 10:13 PM

9-year-old graduates from high school, now attending college

A 9-year-old boy from Pennsylvania has graduated from high school and is heading off to college.
February 6, 2023, 10:13 PM
9-year-old graduates from high school, now attending college
February 3, 2023, 9:54 PM

California makes flag football a girls' high school sport

California has approved a plan to make flag football a girls’ high school sport amid soaring popularity of the game and a push to get more female athletes on the field
February 3, 2023, 9:54 PM
February 2, 2023, 9:01 PM

Teacher doubles as rapper to help students learn

Dario Cruz is a fifth-grade teacher in Virginia who has found a way to combine his passions for music and teaching.
February 2, 2023, 9:01 PM
Teacher doubles as rapper to help students learn
February 2, 2023, 3:41 PM

Could ChatGPT be your child's next tutor? AI experts, politicians weigh in

The controversial AI chatbot -- ChatGPT -- has sparked debate on the use of artificial intelligence in education.
February 2, 2023, 3:41 PM
Politician's use of ChatGPT in Congress sparks debate on AI in schools
February 1, 2023, 9:16 PM

Linsey Davis dishes on new children’s book

ABC News’ Linsey Davis discusses her new children’s book, “The Smallest Spot of a Dot.”
February 1, 2023, 9:16 PM
Linsey Davis dishes on new children’s book
February 1, 2023, 9:13 PM

Nonprofit aims to increase number of minorities in Ivy League schools

Alessandro Hammond and Gabriel Hostin’s nonprofit, Ivy League Mentoring, aims to increase the number of minorities in top institutions, while providing them with academic and societal role models.
February 1, 2023, 9:13 PM
Nonprofit aims to increase number of minorities in Ivy League schools
January 30, 2023, 7:50 PM

Black education activist slams DeSantis over canceling AP course

American Federation of Teachers Secretary-Treasurer Fedrick Ingram spoke with GMA3 to discuss Gov. Ron DeSantis blocking an AP African-American Studies course.
January 30, 2023, 7:50 PM
Black education activist slams DeSantis over canceling AP course
January 30, 2023, 4:07 PM

COVID-19 may have impacted our children’s learning progress in school: Where do we go from here?

School-aged children faced significant learning loss during the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, data shows.
January 30, 2023, 4:07 PM
COVID-19 may have impacted our children’s learning progress in school: Study
January 27, 2023, 4:08 PM

Pandemic, culture wars revive 'school choice' policy push

Several years of pandemic restrictions and curriculum battles have emboldened longtime advocates of funneling public funds to private and religious schools in statehouses throughout the country
January 27, 2023, 4:08 PM
January 24, 2023, 10:23 PM

UW System bans TikTok use on system devices

Nearly half of the states nationwide have blocked the popular social media app.
January 24, 2023, 10:23 PM
January 24, 2023, 6:38 PM

No more nuggets? School lunch goes farm-to-table — for some

For many American children, school lunch consists of mass-produced meals.
January 24, 2023, 6:38 PM
January 22, 2023, 3:16 AM

Florida's Department of Education fights backlash over African American studies

The department's rejection is the latest in a growing movement aimed at monitoring curriculum and conversations about race, largely spearheaded by Gov. Ron DeSantis.
January 22, 2023, 3:16 AM
Florida's Department of Education fights backlash over African American studies
January 21, 2023, 3:03 PM

Ron DeSantis bans new AP African American Studies class

The administration of Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis says the proposed Advance Placement course by The College Board lacks educational value and is contrary to Florida law.
January 21, 2023, 3:03 PM
Ron DeSantis bans new AP African American Studies class
January 21, 2023, 2:08 PM

Schools face pressure to take harder line on discipline

As kids’ behavior reaches crisis points after the stress and isolation of pandemic shutdowns, many schools are facing pressure from critics to rethink their approaches to discipline — including policies intended to reduce suspensions and expulsions
January 21, 2023, 2:08 PM
Schools face pressure to take harder line on discipline
January 18, 2023, 7:17 PM

Watch this mom’s sweet reaction to daughter passing bar exam

Breyana received the exciting news in October 2022.
January 18, 2023, 7:17 PM
Watch this mom’s sweet reaction to daughter passing bar exam
January 18, 2023, 12:12 AM

High school senior's reaction to college acceptance goes viral: 'An amazing feeling'

A video of Connecticut student Matthew Myslenski learning he was accepted into Harvard University has gone viral.
January 18, 2023, 12:12 AM
High school senior's reaction to college acceptance goes viral: 'An amazing feeling'
January 17, 2023, 10:32 PM

Mom and son graduate college together, fulfilling 18-year promise

Carolyn and Immanuel Patton, a mother and son from Maryland, graduated from college together in December 2022.
January 17, 2023, 10:32 PM
Mom and son graduate college together, fulfilling 18-year promise
January 16, 2023, 10:50 PM

Virginia AG expands investigation into schools over merit awards

WJLA-TV reporter Nick Minock breaks down a scandal over National Merit Awards in northern Virginia, and Attorney General Jason Miyares explains why the situation is worth an investigation.
January 16, 2023, 10:50 PM
Virginia AG expands investigation into schools over merit awards
1 month ago

'I was really shocked': Teachers react after 6-year-old allegedly shoots teacher

Teachers speak out after a 6-year-old student reportedly shot a teacher at Richneck Elementary School last week.
1 month ago
Teachers speak out after a 6-year-old allegedly shot an elementary teacher
1 month ago

Hungary ready to sue EU executive over education funding cut

A Hungarian government minister says the country will take legal action against the European Union’s executive arm if it cannot reach an agreement on EU funding for university study-abroad programs
1 month ago
Hungary ready to sue EU executive over education funding cut
1 month ago

What's in some of the most challenged books in America?

Book bans have surged across the country, but why are some books, like "Gender Queer," "The Hate U Give" and more being targeted so often?
1 month ago
What books are being banned across the US and why?
1 month ago

Biden's student loan plan could reduce how much people pay and for how long

If a new policy clears the regulatory process, student loan borrowers could soon pay less money back on their loans.
1 month ago
Biden's student loan plan could reduce how much people pay each month
1 month ago

Generation Hope helps teen moms pursue higher education while parenting

The non-profit, founded by Nicole Lynn Lewis in 2010, provides support to underprivileged teen moms who want to go to college.
1 month ago
Generation Hope helps teen moms pursue higher education while parenting
1 month ago

Seattle schools sue tech giants over social media harm

Tech giants behind TikTok, Instagram, Facebook, YouTube and Snapchat are sued.
1 month ago
2 months ago

Student has best reaction to college acceptance letter

Isabel Silverman shared the sweet moment she opened her acceptance letter to Ohio State University.
2 months ago
Student has best reaction to college acceptance letter
2 months ago

Faculty: Purdue Northwest CEO must resign for racist remarks

Purdue Northwest CEO and Chancellor Thomas Keon mocked Asian languages.
2 months ago
2 months ago

Missouri district approves 4-day school week

Over 14,000 students will be impacted by the schedule change.
2 months ago
Missouri district approves 4-day school week
2 months ago

Lawmakers propose raising teachers' minimum salaries to $60K to stem 'mass exodus'

Rep. Frederica Wilson is co-leading the American Teacher Act with Rep. Jamaal Bowman
2 months ago
Lawmakers propose minimum teachers salaries of $60K to stem 'mass exodus'
2 months ago

Missouri school district votes to adopt 4-day school week

A Missouri school district has voted to switch to a four-day school week from a five-day school week in an attempt to attract and retain staff.
2 months ago
Missouri school district votes to adopt 4-day school week
2 months ago

Great-grandmother graduates college at 90: 'Don't give up'

A 90-year-old Illinois woman who returned to school in 2019 graduated with her college degree this month.
2 months ago
Great-grandmother graduates college at 90: 'Don't give up'
2 months ago

Teacher vacancies more pronounced in high-poverty, high-minority schools since COVID

Since the pandemic, teacher vacancies have increased overall in U.S. schools.
2 months ago
Teacher vacancies more pronounced in high-poverty, high-minority schools since COVID
2 months ago

Academic workers arrested amid university strike

The university reached an agreement with some workers last week.
2 months ago
Academic workers arrested amid university strike
2 months ago

Teacher vacancies more pronounced in high-poverty, high-minority schools since COVID

Teacher vacancies in schools continue to persist after the COVID-19 pandemic, according to data from the NCES. But high-minority, high-poverty schools are suffering more
2 months ago
Teacher shortages overwhelm schools in mostly minority areas since COVID
2 months ago

Amid teacher shortage, Black male educators point to why there aren't more of them

Educators who spoke with ABC News described conditions that stretched beyond the pandemic in which Black male teachers were under-appreciated and outstretched
2 months ago
Amid teacher shortage, Black male educators point to why there aren't more of them
2 months ago

Academic workers arrested amid university strike

The university reached an agreement with some workers last week.
2 months ago
Academic workers arrested amid university strike
2 months ago

Schools closing as flu sweeps across the US

With flu cases rising across the country, some schools have decided to shutter temporarily in order to contain the outbreak.
2 months ago
Schools closing as flu sweeps across the US
2 months ago

Vandalism at Missouri elementary school includes a swastika

Police in Springfield, Missouri, are investigating after vandals spray-painted a swastika during a vandalism spree at an elementary school that is under construction
2 months ago
Vandalism at Missouri elementary school includes a swastika
2 months ago

22-year-old Ojibwe robotics inventor promotes tech education among Indigenous youth

Danielle Boyer founded her nonprofit The STEAM Connection to provide educational opportunities among Native American communities — combining both in the form of robots that teach Indigenous languages.
2 months ago
22-year-old Ojibwe robotics inventor promotes tech education among Indigenous youth
2 months ago

Partisan politics causing more conflict in US schools: Study

A UCLA survey suggests politically diverse communities experience more hostility in high schools nationwide.
2 months ago
Partisan politics causing more conflict in US schools: Study
2 months ago

University of California reaches agreement on wages with 2 of 3 worker groups on strike

University of California reached an agreement with two of three workers who had gone on strike demanding higher wages. The strike will continue.
2 months ago
University of California reaches agreement with 2 worker groups on strike
2 months ago

University of California student workers continue strike

The strike over alleged unfair labor practices is entering its third week.
2 months ago
University of California student workers continue strike
3 months ago

From cleaning to leading: California elementary school janitor becomes principal

Mike Huss, the principal of a California elementary school, shares his inspiring story of possibility and purpose.
3 months ago
From cleaning to leading: California elementary school janitor becomes principal
3 months ago

Map: Where anti-critical race theory efforts have reached

Anti-critical race theory efforts continue across the country.
3 months ago
How far have anti-critical race theory efforts gotten?
3 months ago

The librarians uniting to battle school book ban laws

Librarians are responding to schools across the country removing books that focus on LGBTQ and racial issues.
3 months ago
Librarians unite to battle school book ban laws
3 months ago

Overwhelmed teachers, staff go on strike amid severe staffing shortages

The Sacramento City Unified School District is short hundreds of teachers, according to the teachers' union.
3 months ago
Severe staffing crisis in Sacramento schools leads teachers, staff to go on strike
3 months ago

Later school start times eyed to address youth mental health crisis

New Jersey is one of several states exploring later school start times, as educators grapple with concerns about the pandemic's impact on youth's mental health.
3 months ago
Why some states are considering shifting school start times
3 months ago

How to reverse the teacher crisis exacerbated by the pandemic: Experts

The COVID-10 pandemic worsened a teacher shortage that has been taking place for years, according to a report.
3 months ago
How to reverse the teacher crisis exacerbated by the pandemic: Experts
3 months ago

Why another top-ranked law school joins Yale, Harvard in withdrawing from rankings

Yale, Harvard and the University of California, Berkeley, this week withdrew from U.S. News & World Report's rankings of the country's best law schools
3 months ago
Why another top-ranked law school joins Yale, Harvard in withdrawing from rankings
3 months ago

Duolingo co-founder: 'I want to give equal access to education'

ABC News' Em Nguyen spoke with Duolingo co-founder and CEO Luis Von Ahn, about being one of the few Latino CEOs in tech and his new endeavor Duolingo Math.
3 months ago
Duolingo co-founder: 'I want to give equal access to education'
3 months ago

48,000 University of California academic workers go on strike

Postdoctoral students, researchers, graduate students, fellows and tutors are among the thousands who are demanding more pay and benefits.
3 months ago
48,000 University of California academic workers go on strike