Actor Tom Hanks tells Harvard grads to defend truth, resist indifference
Academy Award-winning actor Tom Hanks told graduates of Harvard University to be superheroes in their defense of truth and American ideals, and to resist those who twist the truth.
House votes to cancel Biden’s $400 billion student loan handout
The House voted Wednesday to repeal President Biden’s plan to forgo more than $400 billion in federally backed student loan debt.
History, civics scores for US students declined amid pandemic
According to the results, 40% of eighth grade U.S. students are performing below basic proficiency in history, and 31% are performing below basic proficiency in civics.
Former sanitation worker to earn Harvard Law degree, raises $70K for blue-collar staff
Rehan Staton had a middle-class upbringing. But everything changed when his mother left the family, and his father had to raise two sons on his own.
‘It was surreal’: Florida native becomes Vanderbilt’s first Black woman neurosurgery resident
A prestigious medical school will see its first Black woman neurosurgery resident ever.
Krispy Kreme will give students free doughnuts for A's on report card
At many U.S. Krispy Kreme locations, it pays to study.
House GOP passes Parents' Bill of Rights Act in clash over schools
The bill would give parents greater oversight of what is taught in public schools. Critics say it is a burdensome proposal that would fuel a far-right movement that has resulted in book bans.
Bogus nursing school issued 8,000 fake degrees, feds say
According to court documents, the schools issued nearly 8,000 fake nursing degrees to customers who paid around $17,000. Some people who say they took classes are losing their degrees.
Student, 76, finishes doctorate more than 50 years after starting
Dr. Nick Axten started pursuing his degree in 1970 had to move back home to England without finishing.
Black-owned schools founded in the wake of Hurricane Katrina
After Hurricane Katrina, 7,000 employees in New Orleans were terminated, 4,000 of whom were teachers. Of those teachers, roughly 72% were African American.
USDA targets sugar, sodium in new proposed nutrition standards for school meals
The 280-page plan includes the first limits on added sugars.
‘This is real’: Sesame Street’s first Black woman puppeteer fills ‘impactful’ role
Megan Piphus Peace never dreamed she'd be working on the same set she watched as a child — and inspiring young Black girls to pursue their passions.
West Virginia advances mandate to display ‘In God We Trust’ in schools
Republican Sen. Mike Azinger, who introduced the bill, says he wants to give students something to look up to and to tell them it's okay to “say God” in school. The bill requires that the phrase appears in an area in each school building.
ChatGPT may be smart enough to graduate law school
Many school districts and colleges are still scrambling to figure out how to set policies on if and how ChatGPT can be used.
Deaf student's interpreter lawsuit at center of Supreme Court case
The Supreme Court is set to hear a case that could make it more difficult for students with disabilities to resolve problems quickly when they’re not getting needed assistance in public schools.
Improving math skills among US kids could start as early as block play
Many of the problems students face in high school math find their roots in early education, according to researchers.
Watch: 100-year-old woman graduates high school in 'most memorable' ceremony
Pearl Neumann received her high school diploma in December 2022 after leaving school to work on her family’s farm.
US proposes changes that would cut payments for many student loan borrowers — here's who would benefit
The proposed changes would create "the most affordable income-driven repayment plan that has ever been made available," the U.S. Dept. of Education said.
Biden administration proposes 'student loan safety net' alongside debt forgiveness
If finalized, the proposal would give a major overhaul to income-driven repayment plans, resulting in lower monthly payments, an easier path to forgiveness, and more.
'Varsity Blues' mastermind sentenced to 3.5 years for college admissions scandal
The mastermind of the nationwide college admissions bribery scheme that ensnared celebrities, prominent businesspeople and other parents has been sentenced to 3 1/2 years in prison.