A robot patients lies in a hospital bed.

Meet Hal, a robot helping future nurses treat patients in real time

Nursing students are using artificial intelligence and robots to train for real-life patients' symptoms and concerns.

 | Clayton Sandell

Nicole Mann is pictured on the International Space Station.

First Native American woman in space talks to reservation's students

Students on the Flathead Indian Reservation asked Nicole Mann questions as she was aboard the International Space Station.

 | Maritsa Georgiou

A nursing student learns through virtual reality training.

Virtual reality is helping nursing students prepare for the real world

Instead of learning how to take care of patients in a classroom, students at one school are in a virtual hospital learning on virtual patients.

 | Chris Conte

Signs outside Richneck Elementary School, where a 6-year-old shot his teacher.

Virginia school where boy shot teacher reopens with added security

Richneck Elementary School in Newport News opened its doors more than three weeks after a 6-year-old shot his teacher.

 | AP

President Biden speaking

26 million federal student loan borrowers in limbo, data indicates

President Joe Biden's plan calls for borrowers with incomes of up to $125,000 to receive up to $10,000 in federal student loan forgiveness.

 | Justin Boggs

The Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York City

Push for change as only 18 states require Holocaust education

A majority of states don't require Holocaust history in education curriculum. Survivor family members and museum curators are trying to change that.

 | Alexandra Miller

Laiah Collins and Charisma Edwards work with Davetra Richardson in a classroom at Chalmers Elementary school in Chicago

Media literacy helps students think critically about the news

Some states have implemented laws requiring news literacy classes in schools. How are teachers are bringing those lessons to the classroom?

 | Amber Strong

Allendale United Methodist Church

Florida church offers up space to teach AP African American Studies

Earlier this month, Florida's education department rejected AP African-American Studies in a letter to the College Board, which oversees AP classes.

 | Jada Williams

Kindergarten students at Crestmoor Elementary School, get ready for a recess break

An African American study course is now banned from Florida schools

Florida's Department of Education has decided to block the state's schools from participating in the AP's African American Studies pilot program.

 | Alexa Liacko

Anthropologists exhume gravesites at the Arthur G. Dozier School for Boys.

Survivors of Florida boys' school recount past and fight for change

A graveyard in Florida is nearly all that's left of Dozier School for Boys, where students endured mental, physical and sexual abuse.

 | Jamal Andress

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