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The Education Department Is Canceling $150 Million Of Student Loan Debt


The money goes back to borrowers whose colleges shut down, in many cases because of fraud and mismanagement.

Kentucky Supreme Court Strikes Down Pension Law That Sparked Teacher Protests


The decision is a major victory for state employees, as well as for state Attorney General Andy Beshear as he runs to unseat Gov. Matt Bevin, who championed the controversial law.

Southern Baptist Seminary Confronts History Of Slaveholding And 'Deep Racism'


In a 71-page report, Southern Baptist leaders are documenting their dark history, as if by telling the story in wrenching detail, they may finally be freed of its taint.

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Does More Federal Aid Raise Tuition Costs? Not For Most Students, Research Says

Experts say there isn't solid evidence that federal aid drives up college prices, except in one sector: for-profit colleges.

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Sleepless No More In Seattle — Later School Start Time Pays Off For Teens

American teens are chronically sleep deprived, in part because of early school start times. But how much difference can a later start make? As Seattle's school district found out, it can help a lot.

News | local | Education

After High Drama, Portland School Board Votes For Police Agreement

A roller coaster of a meeting results in what critics say was the plan all along: a five-year cost-sharing agreement to keep school resource officers in Portland Public Schools.

Business | Economy | Education

Exclusive: Ed Department To Erase Debts Of Teachers, Fix Troubled Grant Program

The move follows an NPR investigation that found thousands of teachers had grants unfairly converted to loans.

Business | Nation | Education

Iowa College Becomes Battleground For Student Worker Unionization

Students with campus jobs at Grinnell College want to unionize, but the college is pushing back and asking the National Labor Relations Board to reconsider an Obama-era ruling allowing such unions.


School Where Student With Autism Died Violated State Regulations, Officials Say

The 13-year-old died two days after he was physically restrained by a staff member at a private school that provides special education services to students in California.


Were Your TEACH Grants Converted To Loans While Teaching At A Qualifying School?

If you're one of the thousands of teachers who had grants converted to loans even though you were meeting the teaching requirements of the TEACH Grants program — we want to hear from you.


Chicago's Charter Schools Go On Strike, Troubled For-Profit College Closes Campuses

In this week's roundup of education news: The nation's first strike at a charter school network. We also look at two new reports. One finds that special ed teachers are in short supply; the other finds that school spending is up — with a caveat, of course.

News | local | Education

PPS' 2020 Bond May Change Direction On High Schools

Portland Public Schools is starting plans for a bond measure in 2020, and it might divert from the facilities plans set years ago, to prioritize renovations at all the high schools.


School District Apologizes For Teacher Who Allegedly Cut Native American Child's Hair

Students say she cut part of one Native American classmate's braids and called another by a racial slur. It happened on Halloween and the teacher was in costume as a 19th century voodoo queen.


Class Of 2025: Follow Students From 1st Grade To Graduation

Oregon set a goal to have graduate 100 percent of students in the class of 2025. OPB has followed a group of students from kindergarten as they start their educational journey toward high school. Third grade is almost over for the Class of 2025. These are some of their stories.

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