College grads are facing an average student loan balance of over $37,000 according to the Education Department Initiative. Business analyst Jill Schlesinger has tips on tackling outstanding debt.
- Business Insider
Marjorie Taylor Greene says children 'should be trained with firearms' to ward off a 'mad man with a gun' in schools
"A psychologist is not going to be able to just talk" a "mad man" out of carrying out a school shooting, Greene said on Friday.
- The Fiscal Times
The U.S. Department of Education has agreed to forgive roughly $6 billion in student loans for about 200,000 students who say they were defrauded by mostly for-profit schools, many of which are no longer in operation. The agreement is part of a proposed settlement of the legal case Sweet v. Cardona, which began with seven students suing then-Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos in 2019. The plaintiffs claimed that the Department of Education was ignoring or improperly rejecting their applications
- The Root
As Democrats in Congress frantically try to save a bill that provides free lunches for needy children before it expires June 30, some Republicans are holding up the measure because they object to federal discrimination protections for LGBTQ+ children included in the program.
- Lexington Herald-Leader
OpEd: Our society chooses to erase every amazingly wonderful thing about this TEACHER, because of who he loves.
- The State
She asked a school board member’s attorney if lawsuits against teachers in the district were being planned.
- Fox News
Trump's Education Secretary Betsy DeVos's book details betrayal, hypocrisy in her fight for school choice
Former Education Secretary Betsy DeVos' new book "Hostages No More" recounts her uphill fight for school choice and betrayal from union-backed politicians of both parties.
A Texas school district banned hoodies, short dresses, and 'unnatural hair coloring' in dress code meant to train students for the 'future workforce'
More than 4,000 people as of Saturday have signed an online petition — created by a student — to protest the school district's guidelines.
- Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
A parent accused Oconomowoc schools of teaching age-inappropriate material. The district threatened a defamation lawsuit.
The Wisconsin Institute for Law and Liberty has written a letter defending Alexandra Schweitzer's comments as protected speech.
Lincoln University (LU), a historically Black college and university (HBCU) in Jefferson City, Missouri, is at the center of an intriguing conversation: whether an HBCU should embrace other “university identities.” > If 40% of a HBCU’s student body is White, does the institution hav
- The Conversation
In kindergarten, it can be apparent to teachers and parents alike that some students are younger than others. AP Photo/Marcio Jose SanchezA good kindergarten experience sets kids up for success in school and into adulthood. Students in smaller kindergarten classes are more likely to go to college than students from larger classes. And by age 27, students who had more experienced kindergarten teachers were earning more money than their peers who had less-experienced teachers in kindergarten. One
- USA TODAY
Sorrow, pain as final Uvalde victim is buried: 'We are basically in a state of undeclared civil war'
It's been one month since a gunman stormed into the Robb Elementary School in Uvalde. On Saturday, the last victim was set to be buried.
Young Assailants Who Grew Up Participating In Active-Shooter Drills Know What To Expect When Striking
Generation Z referred to as the “School Shooting Generation” in a 2018 Spokesman-Review article, grew up with drills and protocol on what to do if a firearms incident were to unfold on campus.
- Good Morning America
Piece by piece, from her graduation robe to her hood, cap and stole, Nataly Morales Villa adorned her mother with her graduation regalia on the steps of the Harry Elkins Widener Memorial Library at Harvard University. Verónica Morales Villa smiled proudly as she wore the ensemble Nataly had put together. In 2019, Villa received her undergraduate degree from the University of North Georgia, making her the first in her family to receive a bachelor's degree.
Activists just wiped out nearly $16 million in private student loans for students who attended a now-defunct for-profit college
After wiping out private student loans for Vista College students, the Debt Collective is planning to tackle the federal debt next.
The Ohio State University has successfully trademarked the word “the.” The ruling is a culmination of the university’s three-year legal campaign, which involved negotiating a settlement with fashion house Marc Jacobs, that had held trademark to the word. Ohio State challenged Marc Jacobs’s trademark to protect its licensing business that generates an average of $12.5 million each year.
- USA TODAY
As Biden mulls student debt, others discover alternative paths to the middle class without the debt. They're using apprenticeships and certifications.
- Associated Press
Almost 300 high school seniors received their diplomas Friday in Uvalde in the shadow of the massacre of 19 elementary school students and two teachers one month earlier. The 288 red-gowned Uvalde High School seniors sat in 100-degree heat at the school stadium on the one-month anniversary of the mass shootings. Before them were arrayed 21 “Uvalde Strong” placards, representing those killed, as school and student leaders spoke.
- The Telegraph
Schools could be forced to share diversity training materials with parents under a Lords amendment proposed by a former education secretary.
- The Oklahoman
Ben Harris, David Chaney and the chief financial officer for their company, Josh Brock, were taken into custody at 10 a.m. Thursday, the OSBI said.
- Miami Herald
Florida’s reading gains going in the wrong direction. We must turn the page on these losses | Opinion
Reading is foundational throughout life. Whether it’s the adventures a child has paging through a book or writing a résumé as an adult, reading is part of every opportunity. Part of unlocking this success is ensuring all children receive evidence-based reading instruction early on.