Today: April 21, 2024
Today: April 21, 2024

Education

California is rolling out free preschool. That hasn't solved challenges around child care

Investments in public preschool have helped many parents through a child care crisis, in which quality options for early learners are often scarce and unaffordable

USC cancels graduation keynote by filmmaker amid controversy over decision to drop student's speech

The University of Southern California is further shaking up its commencement plans

Not a toddler, not a parent, but still love 'Bluey'? You're not alone

Viewers don't have to be young or a parent to appreciate the Australian kids' television program “Bluey,” as this week’s release of a special episode proved

Pennsylvania board's cancellation of gay actor's school visit ill-advised, education leaders say

The superintendent and several other top officials of a Pennsylvania school district say their school board's cancellation of a gay actor's visit to a middle school was premature and ill-advised

Are tomorrow’s engineers ready to face AI’s ethical challenges?

Ethics is often neglected in engineering education, two researchers write, despite mounting questions about how to responsibly design artificial intelligence programs.

Biden’s new Title IX rules protect LGBTQ+ students, but transgender sports rule still on hold

The rights of LGBTQ+ students will be protected by federal law and victims of campus sexual assault will gain new safeguards under new rules from the Biden administration

EU proposes youth mobility agreement with UK to help youngsters travel, work and live in both areas

The European Commission is proposing to open negotiations with the United Kingdom to allow young people to move freely, work and study in both regions after Brexit — the U.K.’s departure from the EU four years ago

Columbia president holds her own under congressional grilling over campus antisemitism that felled the leaders of Harvard and Penn

A rhetoric scholar says Columbia University President Nemat Shafik fared much better than her predecessors at a hearing about how her school was handling antisemitism on campus.

A Georgia beach aims to disrupt Black students' spring bash after big crowds brought chaos in 2023

Thousands of Black college students expected this weekend for an annual spring bash at Georgia's largest public beach shouldn't expect a warm welcome

25 years after Columbine, trauma shadows survivors of the school shooting

A quarter of a century after the Columbine High School shooting, the trauma from the attack has remained with survivors

Tennessee judge wants more information on copyright before ruling on school shooter's writings

A Tennessee judge is weighing whether to allow the release of a Nashville school shooter's writings after a two-day hearing concluded Wednesday

North Carolina university committee swiftly passes policy change that could cut diversity staff

Diversity, equity and inclusion staff members' jobs in North Carolina's public university system could be at risk

Things to know as courts and legislatures act on transgender kids’ rights

Several U.S. courts have ruled this week on state laws restricting the rights of transgender young people

Hillary Clinton and Malala Yousafzai producing. An election nigh. ‘Suffs’ has timing on its side

Let no one say “Suffs” lacks timing

Supreme Court makes it easier to sue for job discrimination over forced transfers

The Supreme Court has made it easier for workers who are transferred from one job to another against their will to pursue job discrimination claims under federal civil rights law, even when they are not demoted or docked pay

Columbia University president to testify in Congress on college conflicts over Israel-Hamas war

Four months after a contentious congressional hearing led to the resignations of two Ivy League presidents, Columbia University’s president is set to appear before the same committee over questions of antisemitism and the school’s response to escalating conflicts on campus

Citing safety, USC cancels speech by valedictorian who has publicly supported Palestinians

The University of Southern California has canceled a commencement speech by its 2024 valedictorian, a Muslim student who has expressed support for Palestinians, citing substantial security risks for the event that draws 65,000 people to campus

Biden's latest plan for student loan cancellation moves forward as a proposed regulation

President Joe Biden’s latest plan for student loan cancellation is moving forward as a proposed regulation, offering him a fresh chance to deliver on a campaign promise and energize young voters ahead of the November election

US Olympic committee strikes sponsorship deal to help athletes get degrees after they retire

American Olympic athletes have a new place to turn to lock down college degrees and other skills for life after sports thanks to a partnership U.S. Olympic leaders unveiled with the Denver-based education company Guild

5 questions schools and universities should ask before they purchase AI tech products

The education technology sector constantly offers new products to solve old problems. Will anything be different this time?

4 reasons the practice of canceling weakens higher education

Cancel culture leads to educational detriments that can harm democracy.

Texas' diversity, equity and inclusion ban has led to more than 100 job cuts at state universities

Texas' ban on diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives in higher education has resulted in more than 100 job cuts at University of Texas campuses across the state

Some fear University of Michigan proposed policy on protests could quell free speech efforts

A University of Michigan proposal aimed at deterring disruptions on its Ann Arbor campus after anti-Israel protesters interrupted an honors convocation is sparking backlash from free speech advocates

Biden administration announces another round of loan cancellation under new repayment plan

The Biden administration is canceling student loans for another 206,000 borrowers as part of a new repayment plan that offers a faster route to forgiveness

A criminal probe continues into staff at a Virginia school where a 6-year-old shot a teacher

Prosecutors in Virginia say that a criminal investigation into staff members at a school where a 6-year-old shot his teacher will continue

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