News: Education

New Morehouse College Program Encourages Black Men To Complete Unfinished Degrees
Ari Shapiro, Emma Bowman | February 25, 2021
Morehouse College President David Thomas wants to make it easier for the more than 2 million Black men who were never able to complete their plan to get a college degree.Brinley Hineman | AP More than 2 million Black men who pursued a higher education never finished their degree, according ...
Teaching Students A New Black History
Anya Kamenetz | February 25, 2021
Daniel Fishel for NPR When you think of the history of Black education in the United States, you might think of Brown vs. Board of Education and the fight to integrate public schools. But there's a parallel history too, of Black people pooling their resources to educate and empower themselves ...
States Must Test Student Learning This Year, Biden Administration Says
Anya Kamenetz | February 23, 2021
spxChrome | Getty Images The U.S. Education Department says states must resume the annual testing of students that was suspended a year ago amid the pandemic. For the past two decades, federal law has required schools to test students once each year in math and reading, in grades three through ...
FACT CHECK: Biden’s Comments On Loan Forgiveness And Elite Colleges
Elissa Nadworny | February 20, 2021
LA Johnson | NPR At a CNN town hall on Tuesday night, President Biden was asked if he supported the idea of forgiving up to $50,000 of student loan debt for individuals. His answer: No. He supports cancelling $10,000 in debt, he explained. But he said he is wary of ...
Debate Over Student Loan Forgiveness Hinges On 2 Numbers: $10,000 Vs. $50,000
Elissa Nadworny | February 18, 2021
Franziska Barczyk for NPR For months, Democrats in Washington have been debating what to do about student loan debt. About 43 million borrowers owe $1.6 trillion in federal student loans. While some lawmakers have pushed for President Biden to forgive up to $50,000 per borrower via executive order, Biden has ...
5 Things Every Family Should Know About Paying For College
Elissa Nadworny , Eda Uzunlar | February 17, 2021
Elissa Nadworny | NPR For many families, paying for college is one of the biggest financial decisions they'll make. College tuition is the highest it's ever been — and the financial aid process is anything but clear. American journalist Ron Lieber's new book, The Price You Pay for College aims ...
Biden Says He Wants Most K-8 Schools Open 5 Days A Week By His First 100 Days
Alana Wise | February 16, 2021
President Biden participates in a CNN town hall at the Pabst Theater in Milwaukee, Wis., Tuesday evening.Saul Loeb | AFP via Getty Images At a CNN town hall on Tuesday evening, President Biden said his goal is to open the majority of K-8 schools by the end of his first ...
To Play, Or Not To Play: Schools Wrestle With CDC’s Athletics Recommendations
Eda Uzunlar | February 13, 2021
Fans watch the high school football game between Davison and Flint Powers Catholic on September 18, 2020 in Davison, Michigan.Nic Antaya | Getty Images High school senior Audrianna Hill has been playing basketball since she was five years old. But this winter, with Covid-19 cases rising, there was a chance ...
CDC Offers Clearest Guidance Yet For Reopening Schools
Cory Turner, Anya Kamenetz, Tamara Keith | February 12, 2021
Dusan Stankovic | Getty Images Updated at 5:30 p.m. ET The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released on Friday its much-anticipated, updated guidance to help school leaders decide how to safely bring students back into classrooms, or keep them there. Rather than a political push to reopen schools, the ...