Education

Posters, flowers and portraits fill the lawn in front of Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas

Uvalde, Texas shares concept for new elementary school after shooting

Parents and community members were walked through the latest design of the rebuild after a mass shooting at Robb Elementary School last year.

 | Adi Guajardo

Old Main on the Penn State University campus.

Unused 529 college savings can be rolled into a Roth IRA next year

In the past, the only real option for 529 funds that weren't used for a secondary education program was to roll the money over to another beneficiary.

 | Tricia Goss

Newport News Superintendent of Schools George Parker

School searched 1st-grader's backpack before teacher shot

Police learned through their investigation that a school employee was notified of a possible gun at Richneck Elementary before the Jan. 6 shooting.

 | AP and Scripps News Staff

Newport News Police Chief Steve Drew speaks during a press conference

Police: Child who shot Virginia teacher brought handgun from home

Police determined the handgun the 6-year-old suspect allegedly used was in the residence where he lived and legally purchased by the suspect's mother.

 | Scripps News Staff and Leondra Head

a student looks at questions during a college test preparation class at Holton Arms School in Bethesda, Md.

Why some schools are rethinking standardized tests

Scores have typically been used as key factors not only in college admissions, but scholarship opportunities, too. But COVID shutdowns made it harder.

 | Emily Grossberg

A private security officer walks to his car in front of the house in Moscow, Idaho

Police: Idaho Slaying Suspect's DNA Found At Crime Scene

A 28-year-old criminal justice doctoral student has been charged with four counts of first-degree murder and felony burglary in the Nov. 13 attack.

 | AP

William "Rick" Singer departs federal court.

College Scam Mastermind Rick Singer Gets 3.5 Years In Prison

Rick Singer pleaded guilty nearly four years ago to paying off people to help get students of wealthy parents into elite schools.

 | AP

An image of Purdue University Northwest Chancellor Thomas Keon is shown.

Purdue Northwest Chancellor Stays Despite Faculty Push For Resignation

Purdue University Northwest Chancellor Thomas Keon told a racist joke during graduation, and he's staying put despite more calls for his removal.

 | Cat Sandoval

Purdue University Northwest Chancellor Thomas Keon gives a speech.

Purdue Northwest Chancellor Apologizes For 'Offensive' Speech Remark

In a graduation speech, Purdue University Northwest Chancellor Thomas Keon seemed to "make up" a language mocking Asian Americans.

 | Cat Sandoval

students display some of their cursive writing work and exercises at P.S. 166 in the Queens borough of New York

Why There's A Debate Over Cursive

A few years after common core was introduced, a survey found roughly four in 10 elementary school teachers were no longer teaching cursive.

 | Emily Grossberg and Amber Strong

A student holds a sign following a Black Lives Matter rally.

Black Lives Matter Creates Student Debt Fund As Federal Relief Stalls

Black Lives Matter hopes a $500,000 fund will offer some assured relief to current or former students waiting for loan forgiveness.

 | James Packard

The Syracuse University campus is in Syracuse, New York

Why Is College Enrollment Dropping?

College enrollment is on the decline as students weigh a number of factors forcing them to reconsider higher education.

 | Lauren Magarino

President Joe Biden with Education Secretary Miguel Cardona.

High Court To Rule On Biden Student Loan Cancellation Plan

The court's decision to hear arguments relatively quickly means it is likely to determine whether the widespread loan cancellations are legal by June.

 | AP and Nick Harper

A child looks out of a window

These States Allow Kids To Take Mental Health Days From School

Laws allowing kids to take mental health days vary by state. Some require a doctor's note, and others limit the number of mental health days allotted.

 | Tricia Goss and Simplemost

In this February 2018 photo, law enforcement officers block off the entrance to Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School

Fake Threats Of Imminent School Violence Are Getting More Common

Education experts say false threats of school violence are happening more and more across the country.

 | Jamal Andress

President Biden

Pres. Biden To Extend Student Loan Pause As Court Battle Drags On

The moratorium was slated to expire Jan. 1, a date that Biden set before his debt cancellation plan first stalled.

 | AP

A football player speaks to a crowd during a memorial service in Charlottesville, Virginia

Virginia Cancels Virginia Tech Game After Football Players Killed

Three UVA football players were fatally shot by a former member of the team on Nov. 13, after a field trip to see a play in Washington.

 | AP

Memorial flowers and notes at Scott Stadium.

Medical Examiner: Slain UVA Students Were Shot In The Head

The medical examiner's office said gunshot wounds to the head were responsible for the deaths of three University of Virginia football players.

 | AP and Scripps News Staff

President Joe Biden

Report: White House Mulling Options To Ease Student Loan Debt

President Biden said student loan payments would resume in January. But that was before two courts blocked his executive order that forgives $20K.

 | Scripps News Staff

Candles and flowers are left at a make-shift memorial honoring four slain University of Idaho students outside a restaurant

Police: Knife Used In Deadly Attack Targeting Idaho Students

The Moscow Police Department said in a release Tuesday that investigators were trying to establish a timeline to recreate the victims’ activities.

 | AP

Officers investigate a homicide near the University of Idaho campus.

4 University Of Idaho Students Found Dead

Police have labeled the deaths as homicides but say there is not an active risk to the community.

 | AP and Scripps News Staff

Charlottesville Police secure a crime scene.

University Of Virginia Shooting Suspect Taken Into Custody

The school's president said three people were killed and two others wounded. He identified the suspect as Christopher Darnell Jones Jr.

 | AP and Scripps News Staff

President Joe Biden

U.S. Judge In Texas Strikes Down Biden Loan-Forgiveness Plan

Fort Worth District Court Judge Mark Pittman said President Biden's student loan forgiveness program usurped Congress' power to make laws.

 | AP and Haley Bull

Teachers launch a ball from a small parachute during a workshop helping teachers find a balance in their curriculum

How School Boards Became A Political Front Line

Hot-button issues have made local education decisions part of the national political discussion.

 | Tammy Estwick

Students walk on a college campus.

Universities Are Finding Ways To Encourage, Normalize Sober Living

More college campuses are introducing recovery groups and programs to help fight the stigma of sober living while in university.

 | Amber Strong

The U.S. pledge of allegiance

Why Do Students Pledge Allegiance To The U.S. Flag?

Students in the U.S. have been reciting the pledge of allegiance for decades, but why?

 | Simon Kaufman

Activists demonstrate as the Supreme Court.

Supreme Court Hears Hours Of Affirmative Action Arguments

The Supreme Court's hearing went longer than scheduled, with justices hearing about five hours of arguments.

 | Stephanie Liebergen

Supreme Court Takes Up Race-Conscious College Admissions

The Supreme Court has twice upheld race-conscious college admissions programs in the past 19 years, including just six years ago.

 | AP and Haley Bull

Vice President Kamala Harris speaks in front of a crowd and a school bus

More Kids To Ride In 'Clean' School Buses, Mostly Electric

The EPA says the new, mostly electric school buses will reduce greenhouse gas emissions, save money and better protect children's health.

 | AP

Students sit in a lecture hall.

The Cost Of An American Education Is Rising To Dangerous Levels

The expense of college with the cost of living is pushing some students into homelessness.

 | James Packard