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Mom starts scholarship fund to honor son killed in Ga. wreck

Oct. 16, 2021 00:22 AM EDT

CUMMING, Ga. (AP) — Each of Tarik Kindell’s family members and friends agree that he was an incredibly giving person — in more ways than one. Not only was he funny and charismatic, always knowing exactly what to say to make someone smile. He was also there for his...

USC ex-dean, LA politician charged with bribery scheme

Oct. 13, 2021 21:45 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Powerful Los Angeles politician Mark Ridley-Thomas and a former dean at the University of Southern California were charged Wednesday with a bribery scheme in which Ridley-Thomas promised to steer millions of dollars in contracts to the school if his son got a scholarship...

Borrowers denied student loan relief will get a second look

Oct. 13, 2021 15:10 PM EDT

Thousands of public servants who were rejected from a student loan forgiveness program will get their cases reviewed by the Education Department as part of a settlement in a lawsuit brought by one of the nation's largest teachers unions. The settlement announced Wednesday...

The end of student loan forbearance will be tougher on women

Oct. 13, 2021 07:13 AM EDT

Before the pandemic, wage disparities already made it tougher for working women to pay off student loans than men. Now, after a second year of juggling increased caregiving duties, over a million women have had to drop out of the workforce as a new/old problem looms: the restart of federal...

Gift helps U-Michigan put emphasis on environmental justice

Oct. 11, 2021 08:54 AM EDT

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — The University of Michigan said it plans to expand environmental justice efforts after a $11.1 million gift. The school will establish the Tishman Center for Social Justice and the Environment, a scholarship fund and new faculty positions in the...

City colleges announces SIU partnership for accounting

Oct. 10, 2021 09:10 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — College officials in Carbondale and Chicago have announced a partnership aimed at improving access for students who want to pursue accounting and diversifying the field. Southern Illinois University Carbondale has entered an agreement with City Colleges...

Kentucky judge blocks public tax credits for private schools

Oct. 08, 2021 14:33 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A judge ruled Friday that Kentucky’s constitution prohibits a part of a new state law enabling donors to get tax credits for supporting private school tuition. Franklin Circuit Court Judge Phillip Shepherd said the state cannot implement the...

EXPLAINER: What's behind changes in student loan forgiveness

Oct. 08, 2021 00:40 AM EDT

A student debt forgiveness program with notoriously complex eligibility rules is getting an overhaul from the Biden administration, with the intent of extending debt relief to thousands of public workers. The Education Department announced Wednesday that it will lift some...

Vanderbilt announces $10M donation to law school

Oct. 07, 2021 04:10 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Vanderbilt University announced on Wednesday that an alumnus and Board of Trust member has donated $10 million to the law school. Justin Ishbia graduated from the Vanderbilt School of Law in 2004 and is the founder and managing partner of Shore...

Troubled student loan forgiveness program gets an overhaul

Oct. 06, 2021 07:53 AM EDT

The Biden administration is temporarily relaxing the rules for a student loan forgiveness program that has been criticized for its notoriously complex requirements — a change that could offer debt relief to thousands of teachers, social workers, military members and other public servants. ...