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February 24, 2024 at 9:59 PM

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.
February 24, 2024 at 9:59 PM
Black male educators and their inspirations
February 24, 2024 at 4:15 PM

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.
February 24, 2024 at 4:15 PM
Biden administration’s plan to cancel $1.2 billion in student loan debt
February 24, 2024 at 4:03 PM

HBCU students skating into history

Historically Black university Howard's ice skating team debuts at first HBCU figure skating event.
February 24, 2024 at 4:03 PM
HBCU students skating into history
February 23, 2024 at 3:38 AM

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.
February 23, 2024 at 3:38 AM
Meet the 16-year-old who is the youngest teacher in America
February 23, 2024 at 2:20 AM

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

Shania Muhammad graduated college when she was 15.
February 23, 2024 at 2:20 AM
Youngest teacher in America discusses how she began her career at 16
February 22, 2024 at 11:46 PM

Yale University reinstates standardized test requirements for admission

The Ivy League school made the tests optional during the COVID-19 pandemic due to the difficulties that many students faced during that time.
February 22, 2024 at 11:46 PM
Yale University reinstates standardized test requirements for admission
February 22, 2024 at 6:26 PM

National divide on teaching race, LGBTQ issues in classrooms captured in new survey

In a new survey, the Pew Research Center asked public K-12 teachers, teens, and the American public about teaching the topics of race and LGBTQ identities.
February 22, 2024 at 6:26 PM
New survey captures national divide on teaching race, LGBTQ issues in classrooms
February 22, 2024 at 4:05 PM

Trial underway over Texas school’s punishment for Black student’s hair

A trial is expected to be held Thursday in Texas to determine if a Black high school student should still be punished by his district for refusing to change his hairstyle.
February 22, 2024 at 4:05 PM
Trial underway over Texas school’s punishment for Black student’s hair
February 22, 2024 at 1:39 PM

Supreme Court allows what critics call 'racial balancing' at elite public school

The Supreme Court will allow one of the nation's top public schools to move forward with a new admissions policy that critics say has "racial balancing" at its core.
February 22, 2024 at 1:39 PM
Supreme Court allows what critics call 'racial balancing' at elite public school
February 21, 2024 at 11:18 PM

Biden touts new student debt relief as ticket to 'chase dreams'

The plan to bring relief to more than 150,000 people is also a campaign issue.
February 21, 2024 at 11:18 PM
Biden touts new student debt relief as ticket to 'chase dreams'
February 21, 2024 at 6:29 PM

Biden cancels $1.2 billion in student loan debt for 150,000 borrowers

The impacted borrowers are people enrolled in the SAVE Plan.
February 21, 2024 at 6:29 PM
Biden cancels $1.2 billion in student loan debt for 150,000 borrowers
February 21, 2024 at 5:52 PM

Biden to announce student debt relief for more than 150K Americans

More than 150,000 student loan borrowers are about to have their debt wiped clean, part of the next phase in President Biden's student loan forgiveness plan.
February 21, 2024 at 5:52 PM
Biden to announce student debt relief for more than 150K Americans
February 21, 2024 at 5:18 PM

Iowa school district paying $20K to settle gender policy lawsuit

An Iowa school board has resolved a lawsuit over a now-rescinded district policy that let students request a gender support plan to begin socially transitioning at school, without the permission of their parents
February 21, 2024 at 5:18 PM
Iowa school district paying $20K to settle gender policy lawsuit
February 21, 2024 at 4:10 PM

What’s behind the substitute teacher shortage nationwide

Schools across the country are struggling to find replacements when teachers call in sick.
February 21, 2024 at 4:10 PM
What’s behind the substitute teacher shortage nationwide
February 21, 2024 at 4:07 PM

150,000 student loan borrowers to receive debt relief

The Biden administration will automatically erase student debt for another 153,000 people on Wednesday.
February 21, 2024 at 4:07 PM
150,000 student loan borrowers to receive debt relief
February 20, 2024 at 3:34 PM

Students and parents are frustrated by delays in hearing about federal financial aid for college

For many students, the excitement of being accepted into their first-choice college is being tempered this year by a troublesome uncertainty over whether they’ll get the financial aid they need to attend
February 20, 2024 at 3:34 PM
Students, parents frustrated over delays in hearing about federal financial aid
February 16, 2024 at 12:47 AM

Proud dad cannot contain his excitement overt daughter’s impressive SAT score

His reaction is absolutely everything.
February 16, 2024 at 12:47 AM
Proud dad cannot contain his excitement overt daughter’s impressive SAT score
February 13, 2024 at 11:27 PM

A Mississippi university tries again to drop 'Women' from its name

University leaders say having “women” in the name complicates recruiting.
February 13, 2024 at 11:27 PM
February 12, 2024 at 10:14 PM

Schools are trying to get more students therapy. Not all parents are on board

There are thorny legal, ethical, practical challenges getting parents on board.
February 12, 2024 at 10:14 PM
February 11, 2024 at 2:29 PM

Utah official falsely suggests teen student is transgender, now faces calls to resign

Utah State School Board Member Natalie Cline is facing calls to resign after she suggested a girl playing on a high school basketball team was transgender on Facebook.
February 11, 2024 at 2:29 PM
School board official falsely suggests teen is transgender, faces calls to resign
February 9, 2024 at 9:07 PM

Why early acceptance is a strategy for some students

A high school in Newark, New Jersey, encourages students to apply for early college decisions to help improve their chances of getting into elite schools. ABC News’ Steve Osunami reports.
February 9, 2024 at 9:07 PM
Why early acceptance is a strategy for some students
February 8, 2024 at 5:26 PM

Dartmouth reinstates SAT requirements

Dartmouth says it will once again require SAT and ACT scores for admission after suspending the standardized exams because of the pandemic.
February 8, 2024 at 5:26 PM
Dartmouth reinstates SAT requirements
February 6, 2024 at 10:34 PM

Dartmouth reinstates SAT/ACT scores, drawing attention to role of standardized tests

Dartmouth College has announced it will reinstate the standardized testing requirement -- the SAT and ACT -- for the class of 2029 undergraduate admissions applications.
February 6, 2024 at 10:34 PM
College admissions standardized test policies spark debate over the SAT/ACT
February 6, 2024 at 5:31 PM

FAFSA application delays and glitches causing problems for some students

Delays and technical glitches with the government’s rollout of the new FAFSA form are causing a headache for some students. This, as Snap and DocuSign announce major job cuts.
February 6, 2024 at 5:31 PM
FAFSA application delays and glitches causing problems for some students
February 5, 2024 at 5:24 PM

New Biden administration student loan forgiveness plan kicks off

Student loan recipients could see more debt relief this month. This comes after the Biden administration announced an acceleration for its latest debt relief plan.
February 5, 2024 at 5:24 PM
New Biden administration student loan forgiveness plan kicks off
February 4, 2024 at 2:04 AM

A group of Kentucky teachers celebrate lottery win

Thirty teachers from R.A. Jones middle school celebrated their $1 million Powerball jackpot after pooling money and playing the same numbers for more than three years.
February 4, 2024 at 2:04 AM
A group of Kentucky teachers celebrate lottery win
February 1, 2024 at 10:09 PM

Many students have still not regained pandemic-era losses in reading, math: Report

A new report finds students have only recovered about one-third of the original loss in math and one-quarter of the loss in reading experienced during the COVID pandemic.
February 1, 2024 at 10:09 PM
Many students have not regained COVID-era losses in reading, math, report finds
January 31, 2024 at 10:02 PM

College program aims to get men of color interested in medical careers

In New York, the Albert Einstein College of Medicine sponsors a program to get young men of color interested in becoming EMTs. Dr. Darien Sutton visits the program to learn more.
January 31, 2024 at 10:02 PM
College program aims to get men of color interested in medical careers
January 31, 2024 at 9:35 PM

New mobile tutoring program supports homeless students

Winnie’s Wagon is an initiative by the Homeless Children’s Education Fund to assist children in vulnerable situations.
January 31, 2024 at 9:35 PM
New mobile tutoring program supports homeless students
January 31, 2024 at 2:20 PM

Oklahoma teachers asked to repay bonuses

Some bonuses were as much as $50,000 and were given out to educators by mistake, according to officials.
January 31, 2024 at 2:20 PM
Oklahoma teachers asked to repay bonuses
January 31, 2024 at 12:09 AM

Pro-Palestinian students file civil rights complaint against Harvard University

Nearly a dozen Harvard students filed a complaint against the university over alleged failure to protect them from harassment, intimidation and threats.
January 31, 2024 at 12:09 AM
Harvard students file civil rights complaint over alleged failure to protect them
1 month ago

Schools are 3rd-highest location for hate crimes: FBI

Secondary schools saw the highest amount of hate crimes, the report found.
1 month ago
Schools are 3rd-highest location for hate crimes: FBI
1 month ago

Schools are 3rd-highest location for hate crimes: FBI

Schools are the third-highest location for hate crimes in the United States, according to a new report the FBI released Monday.
1 month ago
Schools are 3rd-highest location for hate crimes: FBI
1 month ago

Thousands of kids out of school amid Newton teacher strike

The major teacher strike in Newton, Massachusetts, has now entered its second full week, the state’s longest strike in decades.
1 month ago
Thousands of kids out of school amid Newton teacher strike
1 month ago

Over 7,000 students see their lunch debts wiped after $1 million donation

Students in four Georgia public school districts will get their lunch debts paid after a $1 million donation from the Arby's Foundation.
1 month ago
Over 7,000 students see their lunch debts wiped after $1 million donation
1 month ago

Texas judge sets trial date over school's suspension of student for dreadlocks

The family of the teen says that the school district is violating the state's CROWN Act.
1 month ago
Trial date set over Texas school's suspension of student with locs
1 month ago

Florida Board of Governors prohibits state funding toward DEI initiatives

The decision follows the Florida Board of Education passing regulation to limit the use of DEI in the public college system.
1 month ago
Florida Board of Governors passes measure to expand DEI restrictions
1 month ago

School program aims to get kids interested in medical careers

There’s a growing concern in the medical community about a doctor shortage in coming years. Dr. Darien Sutton visits a middle school in Houston that works to get kids interested in medical careers.
1 month ago
School program aims to get kids interested in medical careers
1 month ago

California State University faculty go on strike

Thousands of faculty members are demanding better pay and benefits.
1 month ago
California State University faculty go on strike
1 month ago

Sacramento State president turns adversity to success

Luke Wood is on a mission to increase foster youth enrollment and graduation rates at Sacramento State.
1 month ago
Sacramento State president turns adversity to success
1 month ago

Biden cancels nearly $5 million in student loan debt

The Biden administration announced another student debt loan cancellation of nearly $5 million for 74,000 borrowers and home sales hit their lowest mark in 30 years.
1 month ago
Biden cancels nearly $5 million in student loan debt
1 month ago

Biden cancels nearly $5B in student debt for some Americans

ABC News’ Jay O’Brien has the details on who qualifies for the most recent student debt cancellation from the Biden administration.
1 month ago
Biden cancels nearly $5B in student debt for some Americans
1 month ago

Spelman College receives historic $100M donation

Spelman College, a historically Black women's liberal arts college in Atlanta, announced that the school received a historic $100 million gift.
1 month ago
Spelman College receives historic $100M donation
1 month ago

More families opting to homeschool their kids

One family said homeschooling would help foster their children’s interests, but some also cite bullying and school safety.
1 month ago
More families opting to homeschool their kids
1 month ago

Amid HBCU funding concerns, UNCF will use $100 million gift to support endowments

Lilly Endowment Inc. is awarding $100 million to the United Negro College Fund, which UNCF intends to help increase endowments for HBCUs
1 month ago
Amid HBCU funding concerns, UNCF will use $100 million gift to support endowments
1 month ago

Sisters who grew up homeless achieve their dream

Six girls who grew up with little worked hard over the years and have now earned their nursing degrees.
1 month ago
Sisters who grew up homeless achieve their dream
1 month ago

Jewish students sue Harvard, alleging lack of action against antisemitism on campus

A group of Jewish students at Harvard University have filed a federal lawsuit claiming the school fosters antisemitism.
1 month ago
Jewish students sue Harvard, alleging lack of action against antisemitism on campus
1 month ago

Education Department to roll out another pathway to student loan debt relief in February

Borrowers will qualify if they took out low initial loans, have paid for years and are enrolled in the SAVE Plan.
1 month ago
Education Department to roll out another pathway to debt relief in February
1 month ago

Book ban lawsuit moves forward as Florida district removes over 1,000 titles

A judge has ruled that a lawsuit challenging book bans in Escambia County, Florida, can move forward as the county reveals more books have been pulled.
1 month ago
Book ban lawsuit moves forward as Florida district removes over 1,000 titles
2 months ago

3 generations of the same family start college together

Amy Malczewski is starting college this fall as a graduate student and is being joined by her mother and her two daughters.
2 months ago
3 generations of the same family start college together