News: Education

Two years ago schools shut down around the world. These are the biggest impacts
Anya Kamenetz | March 15, 2022
Students play at recess on an outdoor court at Yung Wing School P.S. 124 on March 7, 2022, in New York City.Michael Loccisano | Getty Images Two years ago this month, schools closed their doors in 185 countries. According to UNESCO, roughly 9 out of 10 schoolchildren worldwide were out ...
Why your student loan payments may be delayed (again)
Cory Turner | March 14, 2022
Fernando Cobelo for NPR This story first appeared in NPR's education newsletter. Sign up to get early access to exclusive stories like this. Federal student loan payments are supposed to resume in May, more than two years after they were paused because of the coronavirus pandemic. But the Education Department ...
Love at first listen: Early favorites from the College Podcast Challenge
Anya Steinberg | March 12, 2022
LA Johnson | NPR From deep space to their own backyard, students were eager to take us on a journey for this year's College Podcast Challenge. And they brought their best storytelling to the second annual NPR contest – we've been tickled, moved, and even enlightened by some of the ...
Do you have student debt, but no degree? Are you in default? Tell us
Elissa Nadworny | March 6, 2022
Hanna Barczyk for NPR More than 41 million people have outstanding federal student loans, totaling more than $1.5 trillion. But not all borrowers have the same experience. For a start, more than a third of borrowers have an outstanding balance of $10,000 or less. Second, about 20% of borrowers are ...
International students went to Ukraine to study. Now many worry they can’t escape
Adrian Florido, Hafsa Fathima | March 6, 2022
Updated March 7, 2022 at 5:10 PM ET For several days, Shivangi Jaiswal and her classmates had to collect snow in bottles to drink. Now the running water is back on at their university in northeastern Ukraine. But like much of the local population, these international students feel terrified and ...
Why does Black History Month matter?
Sandhya Dirks | February 26, 2022
Post racist attack in 1921 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. American National Red Cross Photograph Collection.GHI/Universal History Archive/Universal Images Group via Getty Images About 10 years ago, Shukree Hassan Tilghman tried to cancel Black History Month. Outfitted in a sandwich board with the words "End Black History Month" written across the front, ...
Student loan scams are on the rise as the pause on payments is due to expire
Elissa Nadworny , Lauren Hodges | February 21, 2022
Scammers usually rely on phone calls to try to con their victims.Chelsea Beck | NPR Like millions of Americans, Emmy Ross has a bunch of student debt. So when she started getting phone calls from people offering to help have the loans forgiven, she was immediately interested. The problem? They ...
DeVry University misled students. Now, the federal government is erasing their debt
Cory Turner | February 16, 2022
About 1,800 former DeVry University students will receive more than $70 million in federal student loan relief from the U.S. Department of Education.J Pat Carter | AP Nearly 16,000 federal student loan borrowers who were misled by for-profit colleges will have $415 million in debts erased, according to the U.S. ...