News: Education

Borrowers have questions about student loan forgiveness. We have answers
Sequoia Carrillo, Cory Turner | September 1, 2022
LA Johnson | NPR Last week, President Biden laid out a sweeping plan to cancel up to $20,000 in federal student loan debt per borrower. To get that maximum, individuals must earn less than $125,000 a year, or less than $250,000 a year for couples, and must have received a ...
A Texas school board rejects ‘In God We Trust’ signs in Arabic
Bill Chappell | August 31, 2022
"Why is more God not good?" asked Sravan Krishna, as he sought to donate colorful "In God We Trust" signs at a school board meeting earlier this week. Carroll ISD The signs had the right message, as required by law. One stated "In God We Trust" over a rainbow background. ...
America’s kids are going back to school. Not all of their teachers will join them
Leila Fadel, Nell Clark, Ziad Buchh | August 31, 2022
Teachers across the U.S. are battling challenges on multiple fronts, and it's driving many to leave. Megan Jelinger | AFP via Getty Images It's a new school year and Jake Miller is not setting up his classroom in central Pennsylvania. He's not getting to know a new group of eighth-graders ...
How to stay protected from student loan scammers on the prowl
Ayana Archie | August 30, 2022
This Oct. 8, 2019, photo shows the Apple Pay app on an iPhone in New York. Experts warn that digital wallet services like Apple Cash and Venmo are prime targets for scammers. Jenny Kane | AP The Biden administration announced last Wednesday that it would be forgiving up to $20,000 ...
Is it fair to forgive student loans? Examining 3 of the arguments of a heated debate
Scott Horsley | August 28, 2022
Student loan borrowers stage a rally in front of The White House on Aug. 25 to celebrate President Biden cancelling student debt. The plan has sparked heated debate, including about its economic fairness. Paul Morigi | Getty Images for We the 45m President Biden's plan to forgive hundreds of billions ...
Student loan forgiveness is politically popular. But not all Democrats are on board
Deepa Shivaram | August 26, 2022
President Joe Biden speaks about student loan debt forgiveness in the Roosevelt Room of the White House on Wednesday as Education Secretary Miguel Cardona listens at right. Evan Vucci | AP President Biden's announcement to forgive up to $10,000 in federal student loan debt and up to $20,000 for Pell ...
Scanning students’ rooms during remote tests is unconstitutional, judge rules
Emma Bowman | August 25, 2022
In what's believed to be the first case of its kind, a student argued that his university violated his Fourth Amendment rights when it asked him for a webcam recording of his testing space. Leon Neal | Getty Images Updated August 26, 2022 at 3:11 PM ET The remote-proctored exam ...
Biden is canceling up to $10K in student loans, $20K for Pell Grant recipients
Cory Turner, Sequoia Carrillo | August 24, 2022
More than two years ago, then-presidential candidate Joe Biden pledged to cancel at least $10,000 in federal student loans. The pledge has followed his administration ever since. Brendan Smialowski | AFP via Getty Images Updated August 24, 2022 at 1:39 PM ET On Wednesday, President Biden announced a sweeping effort ...
Why teachers from one of Ohio’s largest school districts are on strike
Jaclyn Diaz | August 22, 2022
Members of the Columbus Education Association rally earlier this summer ahead of their vote this past Sunday night to officially strike this week. Columbus Education Association/Facebook When children in the Columbus, Ohio, education system start their school year this Wednesday, they will likely be doing so online, as the school ...
American University and its staffers reach an agreement over pay and benefits
Jonathan Franklin | August 22, 2022
American University and its staffers have reached a settlement agreement to increase pay and benefits of the provost's office, the union said. Dee Dwyer | Bloomberg via Getty Images Updated August 27, 2022 at 1:35 PM ET Staffers at American University in Washington, D.C., have reached a settlement agreement after ...