News: Education

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. ...
A Norwegian student found a boat launched by New Hampshire middle-schoolers in 2020
Rachel Treisman | February 16, 2022
The Rye Riptides pictured on board the Corwith Cramer before launching in October 2020. Nearly 18 months later, the mini boat was retrieved from an uninhabited Norwegian island with its messages and gifts intact.Sheila Adams The remains of a miniboat launched by New Hampshire middle schoolers have been discovered by ...
Want to find an affordable college? There’s a website for that
Cory Turner | February 15, 2022
Department of Education College Scorecard | Screenshot by NPR Updated February 17, 2022 at 2:25 PM ET The College Scorecard has gotten a makeover. And no, this has nothing to do with your March Madness bracket. The Scorecard is an online trove of federal data that can help prospective students ...
A top researcher says it’s time to rethink our entire approach to preschool
Anya Kamenetz | February 10, 2022
LA Johnson | NPR Dale Farran has been studying early childhood education for half a century. Yet her most recent scientific publication has made her question everything she thought she knew. "It really has required a lot of soul-searching, a lot of reading of the literature to try to think ...
Even divorce might not free you from your ex’s student loan debt
Sequoia Carrillo | February 8, 2022
Angela Powell, a business analyst in Texas, has been trying to untangle a joint consolidation loan from her ex-husband since their divorce in 2014. Powell's ex-husband stopped regularly paying on the loan years ago.Katie Hayes Luke for NPR Angela Powell met her "prince" during her freshman year of college. She ...
Bomb threats against Black institutions are deeply rooted in U.S. history
The Associated Press | February 7, 2022
From her office in Birmingham, Ala., DeJuana Thompson looks across the street and sees a daily reminder of terror. Her window overlooks the 16th Street Baptist Church, where a bomb in 1963 killed four young Black girls."Living in the era of bomb threats is not new to people of color," ...