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September 30, 2022, 7:17 PM

Education Department scales back student loan forgiveness plan

The Department of Education is cutting back on President Joe Biden's federal student loan cancellation program to protect against legal challenges by six states.
September 30, 2022, 7:17 PM
Education Department scales back student loan forgiveness plan
September 30, 2022, 6:51 PM

Huge Arizona school voucher plan in effect after foes fail

A huge expansion of Arizona's private school voucher system has taken effect and the parents of all 1.1 million school-age children can use state tax money to pay for private school tuition and other costs
September 30, 2022, 6:51 PM
September 30, 2022, 3:58 PM

Why young athletes may be more at risk for sudden cardiac arrest

Studies have also shown that sudden cardiac arrest is the leading medical cause of death in athletes.
September 30, 2022, 3:58 PM
Why young athletes may be more at risk for sudden cardiac arrest
September 30, 2022, 1:48 AM

Biden administration scales back student loan forgiveness for some, amid lawsuits

Biden's federal student loan cancellation program will now exclude FFEL and Perkins loans borrowers amid legal challenges, including two lawsuits
September 30, 2022, 1:48 AM
Biden scales back student loan forgiveness amid lawsuits: 770K borrowers excluded
September 27, 2022, 12:42 PM

The ultimate math whiz

Meet high school student Felix Zhang, who just became the only person in the world this year to earn a perfect score on the AP calculus exam. ABC News’ Lionel Moise has the teen’s winning formula.
September 27, 2022, 12:42 PM
The ultimate math whiz
September 24, 2022, 4:48 PM

New report says nearly 140 school districts are implementing book bans

Non-profit group "Pen America" shares report that across 32 states in the last school year more than 2,500 book bans were issued in 140 school districts.
September 24, 2022, 4:48 PM
New report says nearly 140 school districts are implementing book bans
September 22, 2022, 6:47 PM

Some school uniforms were found to have high levels of potentially harmful PFAS chemicals

Although the real health effects of PFAS are unclear, scientists and regulators are concerned about high exposure levels -- especially for children.
September 22, 2022, 6:47 PM
Some school uniforms linked to potentially harmful PFAS 'forever' chemicals
September 21, 2022, 5:14 PM

Algeria expands English lessons to primary school students

As a new academic year starts in Algeria, third graders can expect to learn English, as well as French, as a foreign language
September 21, 2022, 5:14 PM
Algeria expands English lessons to primary school students
September 20, 2022, 5:49 PM

Seattle teachers approve new contract following strike

Strike delayed the start of the school year in Washington’s largest district.
September 20, 2022, 5:49 PM
September 18, 2022, 8:13 AM

UN: Exclusion of Afghan girls from high schools 'shameful'

The United Nations is calling on Afghanistan’s Taliban rulers to reopen schools to girls in grades 7 through12, calling the anniversary of their exclusion from high school “shameful.”
September 18, 2022, 8:13 AM
UN: Exclusion of Afghan girls from high schools 'shameful'
September 17, 2022, 2:31 PM

New research shows elementary students are falling behind

A study conducted earlier this month by the National Center For Education Statistics showed test scores in math and reading hit new lows after the pandemic. What parents need to know.
September 17, 2022, 2:31 PM
New research shows elementary students are falling behind
September 15, 2022, 1:12 AM

Children return to school in Seattle after weeklong strike

Children are back in school in Seattle following a weeklong teachers strike that delayed the start of classes
September 15, 2022, 1:12 AM
Children return to school in Seattle after weeklong strike
September 14, 2022, 12:43 AM

Seattle teachers union votes to suspend strike after reaching 'tentative agreement' with school district

The district said the start of school, which was supposed to be Sept. 7, will be Wednesday.
September 14, 2022, 12:43 AM
Seattle teachers union votes to suspend strike after reaching 'tentative agreement'
September 13, 2022, 5:18 PM

Annual College rankings questioned

A Columbia University professor shares how he uncovered inaccuracies in data used to rank schools, raising questions about how the annual list is compiled.
September 13, 2022, 5:18 PM
Annual College rankings questioned
September 13, 2022, 3:28 PM

Seattle schools to close for 3rd day in a row amid teachers strike

Seattle Public Schools, the largest school district in Washington state, was supposed to welcome back students on Wednesday.
September 13, 2022, 3:28 PM
Schools closed again during teachers strike in state's largest district
September 12, 2022, 9:03 PM

5th grade teacher gets huge surprise for students and fiancé

Megan Garrett, a fifth grade teacher in Maryland, spends much of her salary on school supplies and snacks for her students. She drops by “GMA3” to share her story, and gets a big surprise.
September 12, 2022, 9:03 PM
5th grade teacher gets huge surprise for students and fiancé
September 10, 2022, 1:55 PM

Some school districts turn to creative housing options to keep teachers on the job

The high cost of living is forcing school districts across the country to get creative to attract new teachers.
September 10, 2022, 1:55 PM
Some school districts turn to creative housing options to keep teachers on the job
September 8, 2022, 9:15 PM

Amid book bans, Virginia parents push for more 'authority' over what kids can read in school libraries

As cultural debates rage on in schools across the U.S. a Virginia lawmaker is hoping to make it easier for parents to control what their children read in the library.
September 8, 2022, 9:15 PM
Parents push for more 'authority' over what kids can read in school
September 8, 2022, 8:28 PM

Children in Seattle stay home for 2nd day as teachers strike

Teachers are demanding higher pay and lighter workloads in order to combat burn out and this is the second day of school that Seattle students are staying home.
September 8, 2022, 8:28 PM
Children in Seattle stay home for 2nd day as teachers strike
1 month ago

Black families turning to homeschooling after pandemic

From the spring of 2020 to the fall, the number of Black families who homeschooled their children increased from 3.3% to 16.1%, according to Census Bureau data.
1 month ago
Black families turning to homeschooling after pandemic
1 month ago

Seattle teacher's strike delay first day of school

The Seattle Education Association and school board have been negotiating for months over demands the unions have made to address teacher burnout as students return to school.
1 month ago
Seattle teacher's strike delay first day of school
1 month ago

LGBTQ teachers open up as their schools -- and identities -- become next front in the culture war

More than 190 "educational gag orders" -- to limit academic and educational speech or discussions -- have been introduced in at least 41 states since 2021
1 month ago
LGBTQ teachers open up as their schools become next front in the culture war
1 month ago

Feds anticipate ransomware attacks against schools could increase as new year begins

Federal law enforcement officials said they anticipate ransomware attacks against schools may increase as the 2022/2023 school year begins.
1 month ago
Feds anticipate ransomware attacks against schools
1 month ago

Parents want to know how they can keep their kids safe as they go back to school

ABC News contributor Elizabeth Neumann and psychiatrist Dr. Janet Taylor join to discuss safety tips and how to prepare children without creating more fears.
1 month ago
Parents want to know how they can keep their kids safe as they go back to school
1 month ago

Teacher reflects on teaching AP African American Studies for 1st time

The College Board has launched an AP African American Studies course. Marlon Williams-Clark, a Florida teacher, talked to "GMA" about teaching the new course.
1 month ago
Teacher reflects on teaching AP African American Studies for 1st time
1 month ago

More kids are repeating a grade. Is it good for them?

As some children struggled to keep up with school in the early years of the COVID-19 pandemic, many states saw significant increases in the number of students held back to repeat grades
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Concern grows over classrooms not having air conditioning

Schoolchildren in Philadelphia were sent home early because their classrooms were too hot, and an increase in heat waves and only 40% of schools having AC are seen as a health risk.
1 month ago
Concern grows over classrooms not having air conditioning
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Mom says son was mistakenly put on school bus and dropped off alone on 1st day of school

Tracy Williamson spoke out on "Good Morning America" about losing track of her son after he was mistakenly put on a school bus on his first day of school.
1 month ago
Mom says son mistakenly put on school bus and dropped off alone on 1st day of school
1 month ago

Former school janitor becomes principal of elementary school

Mike Huss, a former janitor at Ione Elementary School in Ione, California, is now the school principal and ready to take on the challenge.
1 month ago
Former school janitor becomes principal of elementary school
1 month ago

School year begins with almost 400 teaching vacancies in major North Carolina district

The school year begins with almost 400 teaching vacancies in a major North Carolina district.
1 month ago
School year begins with almost 400 teaching vacancies in major district
1 month ago

'People are paying a lot of money': What students say about Biden's loan forgiveness plan

Students at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill spoke with ABC News about President Joe Biden's announcement on forgiving student loan debt.
1 month ago
What students say about Biden's loan forgiveness plan
1 month ago

School districts move to ease teacher stress, burnout

School districts are starting to address the mental health of teachers.
1 month ago
1 month ago

School districts move to ease teacher stress, burnout

School districts around the country are starting to invest in programs aimed at addressing the mental health of teachers
1 month ago
School districts move to ease teacher stress, burnout
1 month ago

Student loan forgiveness could help more than 40 million

More than 40 million Americans could see their student loan debt reduced — and in many cases eliminated — under President Joe Biden’s long-awaited forgiveness plan
1 month ago
Student loan forgiveness could help more than 40 million
1 month ago

Columbus teachers reach 'conceptual agreement' with school board, halt strike

The Columbus teachers union was on strike days before the school year was set to begin.
1 month ago
Teachers union reaches 'conceptual agreement' with Ohio school board, halt strike
1 month ago

'Conceptual agreement' reached in Columbus teachers strike

The school board and union representing teachers and other employees in Ohio’s largest school district say they have reached a “conceptual agreement,” tentatively ending a strike which began Monday
1 month ago
'Conceptual agreement' reached in Columbus teachers strike
1 month ago

Columbus teachers strike on first day back to school

A strike by teachers in Ohio's largest school district is continuing for a third day on the first day of school for its 47,000 students
1 month ago
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US Secretary of Education discusses nationwide teacher shortage

Education Secretary Miguel Cardona discusses the nationwide teacher shortage, and the upcoming expiration of the student loan payment moratorium.
1 month ago
US Secretary of Education discusses nationwide teacher shortage
1 month ago

Teachers in Ohio's largest school district go on strike

Teachers in Ohio’s largest school district have voted to go on strike, two days before classes are scheduled to resume
1 month ago
Teachers in Ohio's largest school district go on strike
1 month ago

Minneapolis teacher contract race language ignites firestorm

When Minneapolis teachers settled a 14-day strike earlier this year, they celebrated a groundbreaking provision in their new contract that was meant to shield teachers of color from traditional seniority-based layoffs
1 month ago
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School lunch programs brace for higher costs, supply issues, less funding, staff shortages

As the new year begins, school cafeterias brace for inflation, supply issues, less funding and staff shortages.
1 month ago
Schools dealing with lower funding for meal programs ahead of new year
1 month ago

Minneapolis teachers union leaders address controversy over new policy

Minneapolis Federation of Teachers President Greta Callahan and Vice President Marcia Howard address the controversy over prioritizing the retention of teachers of color over those with seniority.
1 month ago
Minneapolis teachers union leaders address controversy over new policy
1 month ago

Minneapolis to prioritize educators of color amid layoffs in new contract

A new city contract with the teachers' union says that in the event of layoffs, white teachers could be let go regardless of seniority in order to retain teachers of color in the classroom.
1 month ago
Minneapolis to prioritize educators of color amid layoffs in new contract
2 months ago

US facing 'catastrophic' teacher shortage

Dr. Monifa McKnight, superintendent of the largest school district in Maryland, discusses the shortage of educators across the country.
2 months ago
US facing 'catastrophic' teacher shortage
2 months ago

6 USC fraternities cut ties over school's new safety rules

A group of fraternity chapters ended their association with the California school after administrators implemented policies aimed at curbing sexual assaults on campus.
2 months ago
6 USC fraternities cut ties over school's new safety rules
2 months ago

Make these simple swaps to sustainable school supplies

Some plastics used in school supplies could contain harmful toxins, but there are alternatives that are also better for the environment.
2 months ago
Make these simple swaps to sustainable school supplies
2 months ago

Colleges prepare for potential spread of monkeypox on campuses as outbreak grows

A handful of universities, including Bucknell University, Georgetown, and West Chester University, have already reported cases in their communities,.
2 months ago
The risk that monkeypox poses to college campuses
2 months ago

California becomes first state to offer free nutritious meals to all public schools

Some six million students will be eligible for the free breakfast and lunch when the school year starts.
2 months ago
California becomes first state to offer free nutritious meals to all public schools
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California becomes 1st state to offer free meals at school for kids

California will be the first state to implement the Universal Meals Program, providing free meals to all schoolchildren, starting this upcoming school year.
2 months ago
California becomes 1st state to offer free meals at school for kids
2 months ago

US has 300,000 teacher, school staff vacancies, NEA President Rebecca Pringle says

Rebecca Pringle spoke to ABC News’ “GMA3” about the shortage of nearly 300,000 educators and support staff across the country.
2 months ago
US has 300,000 teacher, school staff vacancies, NEA President Rebecca Pringle says