Today: April 20, 2024
Today: April 20, 2024

Education

I spent a decade helping Afghan girls make educational progress − and now the Taliban are using these 3 reasons to keep them out of school

If the ban on girls’ education in Afghanistan persists, consequences could include higher rates of abuse, the spread of extremism and billions of dollars in economic loss.

10 years after Chibok, Nigerian families cope with the trauma of more school kidnappings

The mass abduction of 276 schoolgirls a decade ago in Nigeria marked a new era of fear in Africa's most populous country

As his trans daughter struggles, a father pushes past his prejudice. ‘It was like a wake-up’

Dusty Farr used to be someone else

Assistant principal ignored warnings that 6-year-old boy had gun before he shot teacher, report says

A grand jury report says a former assistant principal at a Virginia elementary school ignored warnings that a 6-year-old had a gun in the hours before he shot his teacher

Vermont's Goddard College to close after years of declining enrollment and financial struggles

Vermont's Goddard College is closing at the end of the semester after years of declining enrollment and financial struggles

A mother releases video of her autistic son being hit by an aide on a school bus to raise awareness

The mother of an autistic boy shown being hit and punched by a school bus aide released a copy of bus surveillance video

More Republican states sue to block Biden’s student loan repayment plan

Another group of Republican-led states is suing to block the Biden administration’s new student loan repayment plan, which offers a faster path to cancellation and has been used to forgive loans for more than 150,000 borrowers

Following program cuts, new West Virginia University student union says fight is not over

The West Virginia United Students’ Union is the leading oppositional force against cuts at the state's flagship university

College athletes still are not allowed to be paid by universities − here’s why

College athletes have made substantial progress in being able to get paid for the use of their name, image and likeness − except in one realm.

President Joe Biden will unveil his new plan to give student loan relief to many new borrowers

President Joe Biden will announce a significant new plan next week to cancel federal student loan debt for new categories of borrowers

Rural students’ access to Wi-Fi is in jeopardy as pandemic-era resources recede

While the COVID-19 pandemic spurred significant progress in expanding rural home internet access, these gains are proving temporary as resources dwindle.

Sex, drugs and the Ramones: CNN's Camerota ties up 'loose ends' from high school

A recent trip to the clothing store that replaced New York's legendary punk club CBGB's was a step back in time for CNN's Alisyn Camerota

California schools forced to compete with fast food industry for workers after minimum wage hike

California school districts are preparing for the impacts of a new minimum wage for fast food workers

Jewish group launches Holocaust survivor speakers bureau to fight increasing antisemitism worldwide

More than 250 Holocaust survivors have joined an international initiative to share their stories of loss and survival with students around the world during a time of rising antisemitism following the Oct. 7 Hamas attack on Israel that triggered the war in the Gaza Strip

Bringing dental care to kids in schools is helping take care of teeth neglected in the pandemic

There's a renewed push to meet kids where they are when it comes to seeing a dentist

As Roe v. Wade fell, teenage girls formed a mock government in 'Girls State'

In the summer of 2022, days before the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, some 500 high school girls gathered in Missouri for a weeklong mock government camp in which they elected their own governor and seated an all-female Supreme Court that would rule on their own bodies

Jill Biden says the nation's top teachers will be recognized at their own White House state dinner

Jill Biden says that when the nation's top teachers visit the White House this year, they'll be recognized at their own state dinner

National Teacher of the Year helps diverse students and their families thrive in rural Tennessee

A 2nd grade teacher in rural Tennessee has been chosen as the 2024 National Teacher of the Year

Maryland lawmakers debate tax and fee package. Some Democrats worry it may cost party the US Senate

A push for a revenue package that includes hundreds of millions of dollars in taxes and fees in the Maryland General Assembly is raising concerns among some leading Democrats

Oklahoma court considers whether to allow the US' first publicly funded Catholic school

Oklahoma's attorney general is urging the state's highest court to stop the creation of what would be the nation's first publicly funded religious charter school

March Madness brings unique gambling risks for college students

The legalization and ease of online sports betting is fueling a rise in gambling disorders among young people.

College will cost up to $95,000 this fall. Schools say it's OK, financial aid can numb sticker shock

As more than 2 million graduating high school students from across the United States finalize their decisions on what college to attend this fall, many are facing jaw-dropping costs that can be as much as $95,000

College newspaper sweeps up 2 tiny publications in a volley against growing news deserts

Student journalists across the United States have done their bit to cover small town news for years, but a college paper in Iowa is taking a bigger swing at it

How going back to the SAT could set back college student diversity

A few Ivy League schools say the tests enable them to find students of promise from low-income families. But not all sociologists agree.

In Taiwan, a group is battling fake news one conversation at a time — with a focus on seniors

A group in Taiwan is focusing on seniors as it tries to combat fake news, one conversation at a time

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