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June 11, 2024 at 8:09 PM

AP African American studies dropped in South Carolina, prompting criticism

South Carolina Department of Education has decided to eliminate Advanced Placement African American Studies in its high schools.
June 11, 2024 at 8:09 PM
A stock photo of an empty classroom is seen here.
June 9, 2024 at 1:54 AM

Teacher goes above and beyond for former student

Five-year-old Ezra Toczek's preschool teacher Carissa Fisher would also become his life-saving liver donor.
June 9, 2024 at 1:54 AM
VIDEO: Teacher goes above and beyond for former student
June 6, 2024 at 8:11 PM

Medical school at the Cherokee Nation graduates inaugural class of doctors

The first tribally affiliated medical school in the nation recently graduated its inaugural class.
June 6, 2024 at 8:11 PM
Mackenzee Thompson and others from Match Day at Cain’s Ballroom in Tulsa, Okla., on Friday, March 15, 2024.
June 6, 2024 at 3:27 PM

46 medical students graduate from 1st tribally affiliated medical school

The Oklahoma State University College of Osteopathic Medicine at the Cherokee Nation opened its doors in 2020.
June 6, 2024 at 3:27 PM
VIDEO: 46 medical students graduate from 1st tribally affiliated medical school
June 5, 2024 at 4:02 PM

17-year-old becomes youngest person to earn doctorate degree

Dorothy Jean Tillman earned her associate degree at 10, bachelor's degree at 13 and her master's degree at 15.
June 5, 2024 at 4:02 PM
VIDEO: 17-year-old becomes youngest person to earn doctorate degree
June 5, 2024 at 2:01 AM

Dad shares emotional video about daughter's school achievements

Ralmon McAfee is proud of the four awards his daughter Ma'Kynzeigh won at school!
June 5, 2024 at 2:01 AM
VIDEO: Dad shares emotional video about daughter's school achievements
June 4, 2024 at 2:37 PM

Milwaukee schools superintendent resigns amid potential loss of millions in funding

The superintendent of Milwaukee Public Schools has resigned with Wisconsin’s largest school district in jeopardy of losing millions of dollars in state funding after not submitting required financial reports
June 4, 2024 at 2:37 PM
June 4, 2024 at 6:43 AM

Former Yale Law School Associate Dean on Hunter Biden's charges

ABC News' Trevor Ault speaks with former Yale Law School Associate Dean Asha Rangappa about the felony gun charges the president's son is facing in federal court.
June 4, 2024 at 6:43 AM
VIDEO: Former Yale Law School Associate Dean on Hunter Biden's charges
June 1, 2024 at 1:25 AM

Homeless student graduates high school as valedictorian

Elijah Hogan, a resident at the Covenant House shelter in New Orleans, is attending Xavier University in the fall.
June 1, 2024 at 1:25 AM
VIDEO: Homeless student graduates high school as valedictorian
May 31, 2024 at 12:17 AM

Graduating mom gets master's hood from 3-year-old son: 'I hope he never forgets it'

Natasha S. Alford, a New Jersey mom, opens up about her master’s graduation and receiving her master’s hood from her 3-year-old son at commencement.
May 31, 2024 at 12:17 AM
When Natasha S. Alford graduated, her university’s dean invited her 3-year-old son Julian to give his mom her master’s hood on stage.
May 30, 2024 at 10:46 PM

State may soon require public school classrooms to display the Ten Commandments

Louisiana could soon become the first state to require that the Ten Commandments be displayed in every public school classroom
May 30, 2024 at 10:46 PM
FILE - Workers remove a monument bearing the Ten Commandments outside West Union High School, Monday, June 9, 2003, in West Union, Ohio. Louisiana could soon become the first state to require that the Ten Commandments be displayed in every public school classroom — in another expansion of religion into day to day life by a Republican-dominated legislature. (AP Photo/Al Behrman, File)
May 30, 2024 at 10:19 PM

Ms. Rachel’s incredible NYU graduation speech will give you all the feels

Try not to cry while listening to Ms. Rachel’s emotional graduation speech at NYU’s Steinhardt School.
May 30, 2024 at 10:19 PM
When Natasha S. Alford took her 3-year-old son, Julian, onstage for her master’s hooding ceremony, she didn’t expect what happened next.
May 30, 2024 at 9:36 PM

Adorable 3-year-old helps mom with master’s hood at graduation ceremony

When Natasha S. Alford took her 3-year-old son, Julian, onstage for her master’s hooding ceremony, she didn’t expect what happened next.
May 30, 2024 at 9:36 PM
When Natasha S. Alford took her 3-year-old son, Julian, onstage for her master’s hooding ceremony, she didn’t expect what happened next.
May 25, 2024 at 2:31 AM

By The Numbers: Cost of college

A look at the numbers behind years of college debt, leading to the question - is a college education worth its cost? Pew Research Center looked into it.
May 25, 2024 at 2:31 AM
VIDEO: By The Numbers: Cost of college
May 23, 2024 at 8:43 PM

Valedictorian helps bury his late dad, then gives an unforgettable graduation speech

"I can't stand up here and pretend I want to be doing the speech right now," Alem Hadzic said. "But I can't throw something away that he worked so hard for me to achieve."
May 23, 2024 at 8:43 PM
"I can't stand up here and pretend I want to be doing the speech right now," Alem Hadzic said. "But I can't throw something away that he worked so hard for me to achieve."
May 23, 2024 at 2:34 PM

A look at the biggest challenges facing boys in high school

Our series "The New Gender Gap" looks at how many boys in high school have trouble staying on task.
May 23, 2024 at 2:34 PM
VIDEO: A look at the biggest challenges facing boys in high school
May 22, 2024 at 8:50 PM
Mrs. Laurie has some moves!
May 21, 2024 at 8:52 PM

Celebrating Brown v. Board of Education through art

Noted artist vanessa german created a new exhibit in Topeka, Kansas, to commemorate the ruling that ended racial segregation in public schools.
May 21, 2024 at 8:52 PM
Celebrating Brown v. Board of Education through art
May 21, 2024 at 5:03 PM

How boys are falling behind in elementary school

Evidence points to declines that start early in education for boys.
May 21, 2024 at 5:03 PM
VIDEO: How boys are falling behind in elementary school
May 21, 2024 at 3:24 PM

Former student shares memories of school integration fight 70 years ago

A look at the 70th anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education, through the eyes of the students then who fought against segregation.
May 21, 2024 at 3:24 PM
VIDEO: A look at the 70th anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education
May 21, 2024 at 12:11 PM

AI program helps to teach UCLA students about business

UCLA professor uses AI to teach his students and grade their comprehension.
May 21, 2024 at 12:11 PM
A view of Royce Hall at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) campus, July 31, 2023, in Los Angeles.
May 21, 2024 at 2:31 AM

State takeovers of school districts under fire

ABC News’ Em Nguyen visits Houston to see how the state’s largest school district has fared in its first year under state control. She also looks into how state takeovers have worked across the U.S.
May 21, 2024 at 2:31 AM
VIDEO: State takeovers of school districts under fire
May 20, 2024 at 6:40 PM

A look at the 70th anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education

May 17 marked the 70th anniversary of the decision to end racial segregation in public schools, but it took years to implement and ABC News Senior National Correspondent Steve Osunsami explains.
May 20, 2024 at 6:40 PM
VIDEO: A look at the 70th anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education
May 20, 2024 at 3:01 PM

'GMA' celebrates inspiring music teacher in Minneapolis

Anwatin Middle School music teacher Ed Barlow receives the surprise of a lifetime.
May 20, 2024 at 3:01 PM
VIDEO: 'GMA' celebrates inspiring music teacher in Minneapolis
1 month ago

Alabama State University receives Wall Street firm’s historic endowment assistance

The partnership is the largest for a public HBCU.
1 month ago
In this undated stock photo, Alabama State University is seen from an aerial view in Montgomery, Ala.
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'I just want to graduate': Morehouse seniors on Biden's upcoming commencement speech

Seniors at Morehouse College expressed frustration to ABC News over the commotion Biden’s appearance was causing.
1 month ago
A senior in his mortar is seen on the campus of Morehouse College, Atlanta, GA,  May 10, 2024.
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Biden announces grants to further desegregate schools on Brown vs. Board anniversary

The $20 million in new grants will go to creating magnet programs across the country to attract students across many backgrounds, the White House says.
1 month ago
President Joe Biden speaks at the National Museum of African American History and Culture, MAy 17, 2024, in Washington.
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Members of 'Little Rock Nine' reflect on 70 years since Brown v. Board of Education

The "Little Rock Nine" were the first African American students to attend Little Rock Central High School following Brown v. Board.
1 month ago
Nine Black students attending Central High School are shown leaving the school under protection of Federalized Arkansas National Guardsmen, Oct. 9, 1957, in Little Rock, Ark.
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7 decades since Brown v. Board of Education, how diverse are US schools?

It has been 70 years since Brown v. Board of Education, but an ABC data analysis shows that racial demographics still vary significantly in the U.S. education system.
1 month ago
Nettie Hunt and her daughter Nickie sit on the steps of the Supreme Court. Nettie explains to her daughter the meaning of the high court's ruling in the Brown Vs. Board of Education case that segregation in public schools is unconstitutional, 1954.
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Remembering a forgotten case in historic Brown v. Board ruling

Nathaniel Briggs, the son of two plaintiffs whose case became part of Brown v. Board, recalls his family’s sacrifice.
1 month ago
VIDEO: Remembering a forgotten case in historic Brown v. Board ruling
1 month ago

Biden marks 70th anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education

President Joe Biden's remarks were delivered at the National Museum of African American History and Culture.
1 month ago
VIDEO: Biden marks 70th anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education
1 month ago

Biden commemorates 70th anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education

President Joe Biden delivered remarks at an anniversary event at the National Museum of African American History and Culture on Friday.
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President Joe Biden delivered remarks at an anniversary event at the National Museum of African American History and Culture on Friday.
1 month ago

Texas town to honor soon-to-be retired high school track coach

Coach Joe McKinney is retiring after 34 years in the Poth Independent School District. The community organized a special day to honor him.
1 month ago
VIDEO: Texas town to honor soon-to-be retired high school track coach
1 month ago

Pre-K students are fascinated by teacher's overhead projector

Students were blown away with Ms. G's overheard project that was once owned by her mom.
1 month ago
VIDEO: Pre-K students are fascinated by teacher's overhead projector
1 month ago

Teen accepted into over 200 colleges reveals her school choice

A Georiga high school student has been accepted into over 230 colleges and awarded over $14 million in scholarships.
1 month ago
Madison Crowell, an 18-year-old senior at Liberty County High School in Hinesville, Georgia, was accepted into over 230 schools and awarded over $14 million in scholarships.
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Quintuplets graduate together at Montclair State University

Five kids born just minutes apart on the Fourth of July will be graduating together from Montclair State University.
1 month ago
VIDEO: Quintuplets graduate together at Montclair State University
1 month ago

17-year-old girl earns doctorate degree

Dorothy Jean Tillman earned her associates degree at 10, her bachelors at 13, her masters at 15 and now her doctorate in behavioral health at 17.
1 month ago
VIDEO: 17-year-old girl earns doctorate degree
1 month ago

Senior gets accepted to over 200 universities with over $14 million in scholarships

Madison Crowell wanted to show younger kids that they can get into schools all around the country.
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Madison Crowell wanted to show younger kids that they can get into schools all around the country.
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US school districts brace for massive teacher layoffs

Federal funding passed during the COVID-19 pandemic is now set to expire.
1 month ago
VIDEO: US school districts brace for massive teacher layoffs
1 month ago

Student loan rates set to reach 16-year high: 'It's a shock'

The move could add thousands to a borrower's total payments, one expert said.
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A group of students walking outside of a college campus
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This cruise line just announced year-round discounts for teachers

Teachers eyeing a summer vacation can find discounts and onboard credits on Norwegian Cruise Line.
1 month ago
In this April 23, 2021, file photo, the cruise ship Norwegian Sun from Norwegian Cruise Line is shown near the island of Aruba.
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School bus driver on a mission to spread positivity to students

A Florida school bus driver is spreading positivity with students' handwritten messages and drawings lining the inside of his school bus.
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Anthony Burgess, a bus driver for Pinellas County Schools in Florida, spreads positivity to students with handwritten messages displayed on the inside of his school bus.
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Longtime friends with Down syndrome are ready to attend college together

Jules Gray and Ava Shahbahrami from Lexington, South Carolina, have been best friends since first grade and will continue their strong bond at the University of South Carolina Aiken.
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VIDEO: Longtime friends with Down syndrome are ready to attend college together
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Saint Augustine's University teachers have not been paid, risks being shut down

Saint Augustine's University buying time before forced to losing accreditation.
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Saint Augustine's University accreditation appeal was denied.
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More Gen Zers choosing non-traditional routes after high school graduation

High tuition costs are causing some students to opt for trade schools over four-year colleges.
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VIDEO: More Gen Zers choosing non-traditional routes after high school graduation
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Inside White House dinner to honor teachers

"GMA" gets an exclusive behind-the-scenes access to the special State Dinner at the White House to honor America’s top teachers.
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VIDEO: Inside White House dinner to honor teachers
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11 sets of twins set to graduate high school together

"It's really nice to know that like in each class there's someone that's been on the same path as you as far as siblings go," said Gianna DiPerna, who is graduating with her twin Gabriella DiPerna.
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VIDEO: 11 sets of twins set to graduate high school together
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Legacy In Peril: An HBCU's journey navigating debt and accreditation issues

Historically Black Colleges and Universities face unique challenges, including funding. ABC's Morgan Norwood spoke to the president of St. Augustine's University about their financial struggles.
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VIDEO: Legacy In Peril: An HBCU's journey navigating debt and accreditation issues
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How book bans are impacting Asian authors

In 2023, unique book titles saw a 60% rise in removal or restriction in schools and libraries compared to the previous year.
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In 2023, unique book titles saw a 60% rise in removal or restriction in schools and libraries compared to the previous year.
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VIDEO: Proud dad cannot contain his excitement overt daughter’s impressive SAT score