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

Students sit at their desks in a classroom

Test Scores Show Historic COVID Setbacks For Kids Across U.S.

Across the country, math scores saw their largest decreases ever, and reading scores dropped to 1992 levels.

 | AP

President Joe Biden speaks about student loan debt relief at Delaware State University

Court Temporarily Blocks Pres. Biden's Student Loan Forgiveness

The Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals issued the stay Friday evening, temporarily blocking the Biden administration's loan forgiveness program.

 | AP and Stephanie Sandoval

President Joe Biden with Education Secretary Miguel Cardona.

Judge Dismisses Effort To Halt Student Loan Forgiveness Plan

Additionally, a Supreme Court Justice rejected an appeal from a Wisconsin taxpayers group challenging the relief.

 | AP and Scripps News Staff

President Biden stands at a podium.

Student Debt Relief Website Launches, But Borrowers Are Skeptical

The Biden administration's online application for debt relief hit a rough patch upon launch, and borrowers question if they'll actually see relief.

 | James Packard

A young man reads on Howard University campus

Application Site Opens For Biden's Student Debt Cancellation

An early "beta launch" version of a new online form was made available as the department looks to find and fix any glitches.

 | AP

Students hold a sign saying, " Charters Change Lives."

More Families Are Choosing Charter Schools. Are They More Effective?

Charter schools have seen an uptick in students recently, but available research has shown it's difficult to measure their effectiveness.

 | Scripps News Staff

This 2015 image shows a vegetarian boxed school lunch with carrot sticks and fruit.

Many Students In The U.S. Are Dealing With Lunch Debt

Lunches for U.S. public school students were free during the pandemic. But that program has ended, and some parents are struggling to cover the cost.

 | Maritsa Georgiou

Activists hold signs during a news conference on student debt cancellation on Capitol Hill in Washington

Why Is Student Loan Forgiveness Happening Now?

Many Americans have been asking for years for the government to cancel student loan debt, but why is it happening now?

 | Kellan Howell

Students wear caps and gowns.

The Paper Ceiling That Is Keeping Workers Without Degrees From Jobs

Alternative training programs are helping workers break through the paper ceiling that keeps viable workers from jobs because they lack a degree.

 | Cat Sandoval

Students walking on a college campus

Government Announcing More Student Loan Forgiveness Details In October

Once the application becomes available in October, borrowers will have until December 2023 to complete it.

 | Bianca Facchinei

U.S. President Joe Biden and Education Secretary Miguel Cardona.

Libertarian Group Sues To Block Biden's Student Debt Forgiveness Plan

Advocacy group Pacific Legal Foundation filed the lawsuit, arguing that the White House's debt cancellation plan was not approved by Congress.

 | Scripps News Staff and AP

Officials walk past images of illegal drugs outside the Edward R. Roybal Federal Building

U.S. Schools Will Now Carry Overdose Medication

Los Angeles public schools will stock campuses with the overdose reversal drug naloxone in the aftermath of a student’s death.

 | James Packard

A teacher and students in a classroom

What Will It Take To Get Students Caught Up After The Pandemic?

Newsy and the Washington Post speak with ​National Teacher Of The Year Kurt Russell about politics, teaching and the effects of the pandemic.

 | Andrew Rafferty and Scripps News Staff

A teacher and student in a classroom

Election '22: What Matters: Education

Student test scores are falling and there are shortages of teachers across the country. Education is a big issue for this midterm election.

 | Andrew Rafferty and Scripps News Staff and Katie LaGrone

A man sits on a college bench.

Fewer People Are Continuing Their Education After High School

The amount of students in college classrooms is dropping, which could have long-term impacts for society as a whole.

 | Scripps News Staff

A box of Elsa Avila's belongings from her classroom

Uvalde Teacher Shot Says She’s Not Returning To The Classroom

A teacher injured in the Robb Elementary School shooting will not be returning to a classroom this year, while she recovers from being shot.

 | Adi Guajardo

A teacher teaches sex education.

How Different Sex Education Methods Affect Students Around The World

Gaps in sex ed in the U.S. can leave students in the dark, while other countries have programs that positively affect student health and knowledge.

 | Scripps News Staff

Memorial honoring the school shooting victims at Robb Elementary.

Uvalde Students Prepare For 1st Day Of School Since Mass Shooting

The Uvalde CISD School Board approved a three-week delay to the school year this summer.

 | Adi Guajardo

Students walk past Sather Gate on the University of California at Berkeley campus.

Some States Could Tax Biden's Student Loan Debt Relief

Some states tax forgiven debt as income, which means borrowers who are still paying down student loans could owe taxes on money taken off their bill.

 | AP

Desks are spaced apart at an elementary school

Data Shows Reading, Math Scores Fell Sharply During Pandemic

The declines hit all regions of the country and affected students of most races. But students of color saw some of the steepest decreases.

 | AP and Diana Zito