Chicago teachers strike.

5th Day Of Classes Canceled As Chicago Teacher Strike Continues

The collective bargaining agreements for the Chicago Teachers Union expired July 1, and the strike began Oct. 17.

 | Stephanie Liebergen

Chicago Public School teachers strike

Chicago Teachers' Strike Highlights Student Homelessness

Chicago Public Schools teachers are using a strike in part to highlight Chicago's 17,000 homeless students and their struggles.

 | Cat Sandoval

Chicago Teachers Union supporters strike

Chicago Teachers Strike Continues For Second Day

Chicago Teachers Union members and others are striking for a second day after being unable to reach an agreement with the city Thursday.

 | Meg Hilling

Teachers strike across the country.

What The Fact: Examining Teacher Pay

A number of teacher strikes across the country made us wonder what's true and what's not when it comes to teacher salaries.

 | Scripps News Staff

Chicago Teachers' Union members on strike in 2012

Chicago Teachers Union Goes On Strike

The strike comes after weeks of failed negotiations between the city and union, forcing around 29,000 teachers and 300,000 students out of class.

 | Meg Hilling

Teacher with a student

History Shows Teachers' Salaries Aren't Keeping Up With Inflation

A growing number of teachers have gone on strike to demand better wages. So we wanted to know: How has teacher pay changed over time?

 | Stephanie Liebergen

Chicago school bus

Chicago Teachers Threaten Strike Over Pay, School Conditions

The Chicago Teachers Union and others will strike on Oct. 17 if they can't reach a new deal with Chicago Public Schools.

 | Stephanie Sandoval

Student on Harvard's campus

Judge Rules Harvard Did Not Discriminate Against Asian Americans

A 2014 lawsuit alleged Harvard admissions officers made conscious attempts to discriminate against Asian American applicants.

 | Antoinette Miller

Florida State University

New Florida Law Toughens Legal Penalties For Hazing

The new law also grants immunity to people who call for medical assistance for hazing victims and wait for first responders to arrive.

 | Adam Elrashidi

People swearing oaths

DHS Releases Plan To Combat Targeted Extremism

The acting DHS secretary said "targeted violence within our borders that is more diverse than at any time since the 9/11 attacks."

 | Alexandra Miller

Jonte Lee talking

Dream Jobs: STEM Teacher

Jonte Lee explains chemistry to his students while relating it to their everyday lives.

 | Chance Seales

Greenburg Pavilion of Weill-Cornell Medical Center

Cornell Medical School Tackles Student Debt With Full-Ride Offer

Weill Cornell Medicine is following in the footsteps of other prominent medical schools that have rolled out debt relief tuition programs.

 | Adam Elrashidi

Tyler Smith in class

Student Says President's Progress On HBCUs 'Not Going To Cut It'

The Trump administration has increased funding to HBCUs, but it may not have helped the president gain support among students.

 | Alexandra Miller

President Donald Trump addresses the National Historically Black Colleges and Universities Week Conference on Sep 10, 2019

Religious HBCUs Will Now Have Equal Access To Federal Support

More than 40 faith-based HBCUs and seminaries were previously restricted from fully accessing federal loan guarantees for construction projects.

 | Johannah Grenaway

Students at graduation ceremony

99% Of Applications Denied In Federal Student Loan Forgiveness Program

The Education Department is implementing changes after a report found 99% of applications for one student loan forgiveness program were denied.

 | Stephanie Liebergen

Student Campaign Looks To Cut Harvard's Ties To Prison System

The campaign stands on the belief that Harvard University should not benefit from investments linked to the prison industrial complex.

 | Meg Hilling

Kyle Dargan

Dream Jobs: Literature Professor

He published his first book when he was still in grad school and later launched into a professorship at American University.

 | Chance Seales

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos

Department Of Education Releases New Student Loan Forgiveness Rule

The stricter new rule involves loan forgiveness for students who believe they may have been defrauded by their colleges.

 | Stephanie Sandoval

SAT prep books

SAT Board Cutting 'Adversity Score' In Favor Of More Context

The group that oversees the SAT has updated an admissions resource in order to provide more context on students' backgrounds.

 | Johannah Grenaway

Marianne Williamson

Marianne Williamson Overstates Property Tax's Impact On Education

Marianne Williamson is calling out the use of property taxes to fund public schools, but nearly every school gets funding from multiple sources.

 | Stephanie Liebergen

Desks in a classroom

Michigan Is Host Of Democratic Debates – And Charter School Boom

The state has had charter schools for nearly a quarter of a century. But some Michiganders are concerned about a lack of oversight.

 | Alexandra Miller

Man in mortarboard

Graduation Rates Are Dipping For Low Income Students

The plan was to get everyone, who wanted to go, accepted to college, but more schools are struggling to keep students through graduation.

 | Chance Seales and Minho Kim

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos

Teachers Union Sues Betsy DeVos Over Student Loan Forgiveness Program

The American Federation of Teachers filed a lawsuit against Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, alleging mismanagement of a loan forgiveness program.

 | Cristina Mutchler

A giant rainbow Pride flag is carried along the sea front during Brighton Pride.

How LGBTQ Curriculum Is Being Taught In Schools

Historic moments for the gay rights movement are often overlooked in schools. We explore the impact that has on students.

 | Ashley Holt

Student walks on UCLA campus

Sen. Bernie Sanders Wants To Erase All Student Loan Debt

The lawmaker and presidential candidate unveiled legislation that would eliminate all $1.6 trillion of student loan debt in the U.S.

 | Cristina Mutchler

The eight 2019 Scripps National Spelling Bee champions on stage

Life After The Bee: Ex-Spellers Turn Their Skills Into A Business

At 18 and 16, Shobha and Shourav Dasari don't spell competitively anymore, but they've turned what they learned into a business opportunity.

 | Ghazala Irshad

John Urschel writes on a chalkboard

Former NFL Player Explains Why He Traded The Field For The Classroom

John Urschel was once a lineman for the Baltimore Ravens. He's now a math professor at MIT.

 | Patrick Terpstra

Former Vice President Joe Biden

Here's How Joe Biden Wants To Tackle Education In America

Biden's campaign unveiled proposals aimed at increasing school funding in low-income areas and promoting universal pre-K.

 | Cristina Mutchler

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott

Texas To Approve $1.6 Billion For Teacher Pay Raises

​Texas lawmakers said their plan will give educators with more than five years in the classroom a raise of about $4,000.

 | Ahmed Jawadi

Man dresses as a Chinese Railroad Worker at the 150th Anniversary of the First Transcontinental Railroad

What Does It Take To Rectify The History Of Chinese Railroad Workers?

Stanford University is working to right the story of Chinese railroad workers 150 years after the completion of the First Transcontinental Railroad.

 | Cat Sandoval