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08/22/2019

Trump Orders Student Loan Forgiveness for Disabled Veterans The directive came after 51 attorneys general criticized the federal Education Department for cumbersome eligibility rules for disabled veterans to eliminate their college loan debt....
09:51, 08/22/2019

Students from Texas Make History and Celebrate a Historic Moment While a team of students from Lone Star College-CyFair in Texas reflected on this moment in history, they were getting ready to visit NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida to make their own mark....
15:00, 08/10/2019

A School Laptop Under $500 That Isn’t Junk To get a laptop that’s usable for most schoolwork, you need to spend at least $450 to $500. I’ve tested dozens of laptops, and here’s what I’d recommend....
06:34, 08/07/2019

Vivian Paley, Educator Who Promoted Storytelling, Dies at 90 Her methods helped children “join a complex and diverse social world,” a colleague said, but they met resistance from advocates of standardized testing....
08:34, 08/02/2019

Corbin Gwaltney, Chronicle of Higher Education Founder, Dies at 97 He saw a void in the 1950s and filled it with coverage of colleges and universities. Today the publication reaches a wide readership online and in print....
23:34, 08/01/2019

Busing Worked in Louisville. So Why Are Its Schools Becoming More Segregated? Some desegregation plans faltered in the face of white resistance. Louisville’s plan has proved remarkably resilient, surviving riots and court rulings....
08:51, 07/28/2019

Emails Show DeVos Aides Pulled Strings for Failing For-Profit Colleges A House committee has a trove of documents that show top Education Department officials trying to prop up a for-profit chain as it careened toward collapse....
08:51, 07/28/2019

Tuition-Free College Could Cost Less Than You Think Making a tuition-free college education available to everyone who wants one is an immensely worthwhile — and realistic — goal, a Harvard economist says....
11:17, 07/19/2019

NASA Adds Events to Celebration of 50th Anniversary of Historic Moon Landing ​NASA is offering new opportunities, in addition to those announced July 2, for America to celebrate with the agency the 50th anniversary of the historic Apollo 11 Moon mission and look to the future of exploration on the Moon and Mars....
21:34, 07/16/2019

Utah Family Sues After Son With Diabetes Is Kept From School The school district placed the boy on “home and hospital status,” denying him “his right to attend school with his non-diabetic peers,” the lawsuit says....
13:00, 06/29/2019

Beechwood: 'I can't believe the evil that happened there' A victim of the regime at a notorious children's home has come forward to tell her story - one of hundreds of accounts of abuse heard by a national inquiry....
16:17, 06/18/2019

Bulletin Board Graduation guidance, e-learning around the globe, a scholarship program for refugees — and more. A collection of views and news from a special report on Learning....
14:34, 06/07/2019

Low-Income College Students Are Being Taxed Like Trust-Fund Babies Higher education officials are calling on Congress to fix a provision in the Trump administration’s tax overhaul that has caused unintended tax increases....
22:34, 05/23/2019

Morehouse College Graduates’ Student Loans to Be Paid Off by Billionaire Robert F. Smith, who founded Vista Equity Partners and became the richest black man in America, said that he and his family would pay the Class of 2019’s debt....
22:34, 05/23/2019

NASA Invites Public to Submit Names to Fly Aboard Next Mars Rover Although it will be years before the first humans set foot on Mars, NASA is giving the public an opportunity to send their names — etched on microchips — to the Red Planet with NASA's Mars 2020 rover, which represents the initial leg of humanity’s fi...
07:00, 05/22/2019

Morehouse Class of ’19, Congratulations: Your Student Loans Will Be Paid Off The billionaire Robert F. Smith said in a commencement address at Morehouse College on Sunday that his family would pay off the new graduates’ student loans....
22:34, 05/19/2019

Kansas Students to Speak with NASA Astronaut Aboard Space Station Students from Kansas will have an opportunity this week to speak with a NASA astronaut aboard the International Space Station who also hails from the Sunflower State....
21:51, 05/08/2019

Teams 3D Print Planetary Habitats, Awarded $700K in NASA Challenge After 30 hours of 3D printing over four days of head-to-head competition, NASA and partner Bradley University of Peoria, Illinois, have awarded $700,000 to two teams in the final round of the 3D-Printed Habitat Challenge....
22:00, 05/06/2019

NASA STEM Partnerships: Bridging NASA Missions With Classroom Instruction NASA missions are out of this world, literally. When new missions and scientific discoveries from these missions emerge, there are several ways they are employed here on Earth....
22:00, 05/06/2019

NASA Invites Media to Attend 'NASA Day in Baton Rouge' Activities May 8 NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama, and Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans invite media to attend NASA Day in Baton Rouge activities May 8 at Southern University Laboratory School located at 129 Swan St., Baton Rouge, Lo...
20:17, 05/03/2019

NASA Announces University Student Design Challenge Winners NASA’s Glenn Research Center in Cleveland has chosen scholars from The University of Akron, Akron, Ohio and Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech), Blacksburg, Virginia, as first and second place winners of the 2018-2019 ...
01:51, 05/01/2019

Gov. Matt Bevin of Kentucky Is Criticized for Blaming Teacher Strikes for Girl’s Shooting The remarks were the latest to ignite controversy for the governor, who had previously linked the teachers’ strikes with a rise in crimes committed against or by children....
00:51, 05/01/2019

NASA Brings Moon and More to Visitors at COSI Science Festival NASA will host a range of activities and demonstrations, including a virtual reality chair and Oculus Go trip to the Moon, at the COSI Science Festival Wednesday, May 1, through Saturday, May 4, in Columbus, Ohio....
21:00, 04/29/2019

TImes Insider: A Reporter Walks Into a Bar … and Meets a Jazz Musician Who Can Riff on Affirmative Action While researching a project on college admissions during the early years of affirmative action, I visited a bar called Paris Blues in Harlem. Turns out, I had come to the right place, and found the right person....
06:17, 04/29/2019

NASA Announces Tenth Round of Candidates for CubeSat Space Missions NASA has selected and prioritized 16 small research satellites from 10 states to fly as auxiliary payloads aboard space missions planned to launch in 2020, 2021 and 2022....
01:51, 04/29/2019

NASA Marshall, University of Alabama in Huntsville to host NASA in the South Symposium March 28-29; Media Invited Marshall and the University of Alabama in Huntsville will host the 2019 "NASA in the South" symposium March 28-29, examining NASA's impact on Southern U.S. economy, culture and politics over the past 60 years....
01:51, 04/29/2019

NASA Selects Three Additional Informal Learning Institutions to Engage Learners in its Mission NASA’s Teams Engaging Affiliated Museums and Informal Institutions (TEAM II) has selected three additional informal education organizations to supplement the initial group selected in June 2018....
01:51, 04/29/2019

50 Years After Apollo, NASA Celebrates 25 Years of Student Rover Competition As NASA marks 50 years of lunar discovery, nearly 100 student teams from around the world will converge April 12-13 on Huntsville, Alabama, to compete in the NASA Human Exploration Rover Challenge -- which is celebrating its own 25th landmark year....
01:51, 04/29/2019

NASA Student Launch Teams Roll to the Pad in Huntsville It is time for the participants of NASA’s Student Launch competition hosted by NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama, to head to the launch pad. From all corners of the country, 46 middle school, high school and college teams rep...
01:51, 04/29/2019

NASA to Host 2019 Rover Challenge; Veteran Astronaut Sunita Williams to Attend Nearly 100 high school and college teams will compete April 12-13 in the NASA Human Exploration Rover Challenge at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center. Members of the Huntsville-area media are invited to cover the event, planned and hosted annually by NAS...
01:51, 04/29/2019

NASA Announces Winners of 25th Annual Rover Challenge NASA has announced the winners of the 2019 Human Exploration Rover Challenge, held April 12-13 at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama....
01:51, 04/29/2019

NASA Astronaut, Researchers Visit Austin to Highlight International Space Station Astronaut Stephanie Wilson, along with representatives from NASA and the U.S. International Space Station (ISS) National Lab, will visit Austin from April 23 to 25 as part of NASA’s efforts to share research opportunities aboard the station....
01:51, 04/29/2019

A Few More Black Students Are Offered Spots at Stuyvesant, Fanning Fresh Uproar A once-obscure program named Discovery has become an unexpected flash point in a local debate about specialized school admissions and the national fight over affirmative action....
19:51, 04/28/2019

Japan Is Among the Hardest Countries for Working Mothers. These Families Want to Change That. Men in Japan do fewer hours of domestic work than in any other wealthy nation. Mothers and fathers there told us how they’ve managed to buck the norm....
19:51, 04/28/2019

Lorraine Branham, Journalism Dean and Mentor, Dies at 66 As the first woman and first person of color to lead the Newhouse School at Syracuse, she helped students and faculty embrace the future — and diversity....
19:51, 04/28/2019

Donald Stewart, 80, Dies; Took Over the College Board at a Crucial Time He favored high standards for college applicants and programs to help minority students meet those standards. Earlier he had helped revive Spelman College....
19:51, 04/28/2019

Cursive Seemed to Go the Way of Quills and Parchment. Now It’s Coming Back. Defenders of the writing style have lobbied to revive it in schools, igniting a debate about American values and exposing intergenerational fault lines....
19:51, 04/28/2019

Your Money Adviser: Before Deciding on a College, Look Closely at the Financial Aid Letter Schools are not required to use the same terminology in their offers. And an “award” could mean a grant — or a loan. “Celebrate,” one expert says. “Then, decide.”...
19:51, 04/28/2019

20 Years After Columbine, Schools Have Gotten Safer. But Fears Have Only Grown. The panic of mass shootings has ramped up efforts to secure schools. But anxieties remain high, even as federal data shows that schools are less violent....
19:51, 04/28/2019

Silicon Valley Came to Kansas Schools. That Started a Rebellion. Public schools in Kansas rolled out a web-based learning platform backed by Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg. Now students have staged walkouts and sit-ins. Their parents have organized....
19:51, 04/28/2019