Students relax on the front steps of Low Memorial Library on the Columbia University campus.

Columbia is first Ivy League to permanently drop SAT, ACT requirements

The school's pandemic-era hold on standardized testing will be the new norm for applicants.

 | Tricia Goss

Bookshelf in library

Inside the movement to ban books at libraries and in schools

Books written by or about members of the LGBTQ community and people of color are reportedly challenged the most.

 | Scripps News Staff

Joseph Dituri, known as Dr. Deep Sea, underwater.

Professor tries to break record by living underwater for 100 days

One scientist wants to "look where we've never looked before."

 | Scripps News Tampa

Carpentry apprentice Nolan Eby carrying a metal rod.

Apprenticeships are a rare opportunity for bipartisanship in Congress

There isn't a lot Congress can agree on, but it seems both Democrats and Republicans can come together in supporting apprenticeship programs.

 | Joe St. George

Student debt relief activists gather outside the U.S. Supreme Court.

Supreme Court questions Biden's ability to forgive student loans

Proponents of student loan forgiveness point out the rising cost of education in recent decades, while opponents say the plan is too costly.

 | Justin Boggs

Jonathan Cox sits at his desk.

Stop W.O.K.E. Act is keeping some Florida professors from teaching

Gov. Ron DeSantis signed the Stop W.O.K.E. Act into law in 2022, restricting how race can be taught in Florida schools and erasing some classes.

 | Stephen Graddick IV

Students in a classroom

Bullying is rising in schools. How are districts responding?

In December, Pew Research released a survey showing an increase in reported cyberbullying since 2020.

 | Dan Grossman

Atlanta Thrive.

Parents train education advocates to help children succeed in school

The pandemic erased two decades of progress in reading and math scores for American students, and students of color fell behind even further.

 | Alexa Liacko

Sign that reads "Get your High School Equivalency GED and join the stars!" next to a white graduation cap and gown.

New efforts to help adults earn their high school diplomas

People who didn't graduate high school make roughly $180 less a week than those who are in the workplace with just a high school diploma.

 | Chris Stewart

Marta Mejia

Culinary Academy of Las Vegas helps drive a historic employment rate

The academy says it's making it so anybody interested in the hospitality sector can take that next big step in their career.

 | Elizabeth Ruiz

President Joe Biden speaks about student loan debt forgiveness in the Roosevelt Room of the White House

Student loan forgiveness to be debated at Supreme Court

According to College Board, recent graduates with debt in our country usually owe around $28,400.

 | Joe St. George

The Harris building at Fisk University

The importance of HBCUs as they grow in popularity

Rooted in Black culture and traditions, historically Black colleges and universities, or HBCUs, are seeing higher enrollment.

 | Stephanie Sandoval

The Mountainlair Student Union at West Virginia University.

West Virginia bill would allow concealed carry on college campuses

The bill strictly prohibits the open carry of a firearm on campus. It also prohibits guns in areas with a capacity of more than 1,000 people.

 | Scripps News Staff

Kids in school wearing backpacks.

Police: Schools in numerous states dealing with hoax threat calls

Last year, education experts said false threats of school violence are happening more and more across the country.

 | Scripps News Staff

A kid plays at a desk.

Chicago nonprofit is sparking kids' interest in STEM

SparkShop is helping kids build positive associations with STEM to hopefully one day attract them to the engineering field.

 | Meg Hilling

Alfred University campus.

In the 'collegiest' town, there are more schools than traffic lights

Alfred University is one of two colleges in town, the other is Alfred State, part of the State University of New York system.

 | Mary Chao

Mourners leave flowers at The Rock on the grounds of Michigan State University

Michigan State set to resume classes after fatal shootings

Classes are resuming Monday at the 50,000-student university, though Berkey Hall, an academic building, will not reopen.

 | AP

A woman walks by a Yale sign reflected in the rainwater in the street on the Yale University campus in New Haven, Conn.

Yale’s most popular class is available to take online for free

Tens of thousands of students enrolled in a Yale wellness class during its first few semesters. Then the pandemic hit.

 | Tricia Goss

Students walk through the Harvard Law School area on campus.

These 8 US universities produced the most multi-millionaires

A new report found more than a third of the United States' centi-millionaires came from eight of the nation's near 4,000 colleges or universities.

 | Kaitlin Gates

Students competing in the NASA TechRise Student Challenge work on their project at school.

NASA engages kids in STEM through national competition

The NASA TechRise Student Challenge selected 60 groups of middle and high schoolers to participate in a high-altitude balloon science experiment.

 | Elizabeth Ruiz

Mourners attend a vigil at The Rock on the grounds of Michigan State University.

Hundreds gather to honor Michigan State University shooting victims

Student leaders and university officials spoke at a vigil after three students were killed on campus.

 | Stephanie Sandoval and Brandi Scarber

A student leaves flowers at The Rock on the grounds of Michigan State University

Michigan State University, families mourn shooting victims

A gunman took the lives of 20-year-old Alexandria Verner, 20-year-old Brian Fraser and 19-year-old Arielle Diamond Anderson Monday.

 | Axel Turcios

9-year-old David Balogun sits in front of a laptop

This 9-year-old just graduated from high school

David Balogun, who has already founded his own website development company, is one of the youngest people to graduate from high school.

 | Chloe Nordquist

City of Hialeah Police K-9 officer Teannie Hernandez holds a rubber training pistol as she guards a door during training

Schools are adding strategies to respond to shootings

As school shootings continue to increase, so do the precautions taken by school districts and college campuses.

 | Jamal Andress

People attend a candlelight vigil after a shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, in Parkland, Florida

5 years after Parkland shooting, families find their own ways to cope

Many family members connected to the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting have started foundations or performed other charitable work.

 | AP

Students gather on the campus of Michigan State University after a shelter in place order was lifted

Gunman kills 3, then himself at Michigan State University

Officials do not know why the 43-year-old man targeted the campus. He was not a student or employee and had no affiliation with the university.

 | AP and Ruta Ulcinaite

Free Moms founder Nancy Nelson hugs a student

Free Moms group volunteers to help college students' mental health

Nancy Nelson founded a group called Free Moms to support college students' mental health and help ease stress.

 | Maya Rodriguez

ChatGPT is a form of artificial intelligence accessible via the internet.

AI, like ChatGPT, is creating teaching challenges on college campuses

Plagiarism is nothing new, but the role artificial intelligence is playing in it is now a concern at colleges across the country.

 | Maya Rodriguez

K9 officer Detective Gibbs.

Adorable police dog is getting his own picture in a school yearbook

The kids insisted on including K9 officer Detective Gibbs in the annual tradition.

 | Bridget Sharkey

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis.

DeSantis pushes ban on diversity programs in state colleges

It's the Republican's latest step onto the front lines of the nation's culture wars as he considers a 2024 bid for the White House.

 | AP