Latest School curricula News

New rule will cut federal money to college programs that leave grads with high debt, low pay

Sep. 27, 2023 18:23 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — College programs that consistently leave graduates with low pay or unaffordable loans will lose access to federal money under a new rule being finalized by the Biden administration. The policy applies mostly to for-profit colleges, along with certificate programs at traditional...

Quincy Jones is State Department's first Peace Through Music Award as part of new diplomacy push

Sep. 27, 2023 14:15 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Quincy Jones, who once embarked on an international diplomatic tour with jazz great Dizzy Gillespie, will receive the U.S. Department of State's inaugural Peace Through Music Award. A ceremony honoring the 28-time Grammy winning producer, musician and arranger...

High school in poor Kansas neighborhood gets $5M donation from graduate's estate

Sep. 12, 2023 14:24 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The estate of a woman who died last year has donated $5 million to her former high school in a poor Kansas neighborhood. The Topeka Public Schools Foundation announced the gift Tuesday from the estate of Susan Guffey, a former graduate. The money won't be used...

California lawmakers vote to fast-track low-income housing on churches' lands

Sep. 07, 2023 21:09 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California lawmakers are debating nearly 1,000 bills during the hectic final two weeks of the Legislative session. Here’s action taken by the California Legislature Thursday: AFFORDABLE HOUSING ON CHURCHES' LANDS Religious institutions and...

California lawmakers approve new tax for guns and ammunition to pay for school safety improvements

Sep. 07, 2023 18:54 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California lawmakers on Thursday voted to raise taxes on guns and ammunition to pay for security improvements at public schools and gun violence prevention programs. The federal government already taxes the sale of guns and ammunition nationwide. The...

Russian students are returning to school, where they face new lessons to boost their patriotism

Sep. 01, 2023 14:10 PM EDT

TALLINN, Estonia (AP) — Clad in white shirts and carrying bouquets, children across Russia flocked back to school Friday, where the Kremlin's narratives about the war in Ukraine and its confrontation with the West were taking an even more prominent spot than before. Students are...

Protesters march through Miami to object to Florida's Black history teaching standards

Aug. 16, 2023 15:13 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Dozens of teachers, students and labor leaders marched to a Miami school district headquarters Wednesday to protest Florida’s new standards for teaching Black history, which have come under intense criticism for what they say about slavery. The protesters who marched...

Florida students and professors say a new law censors academic freedom. They're suing to stop it

Aug. 15, 2023 19:12 PM EDT

College students and professors in Florida are suing education officials over a new law spurred by Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis' war on “woke," saying it violates their constitutional rights by censoring academic freedom. The lawsuit was filed in federal court Monday by students...

West Virginia University outlines proposed program and faculty cuts

Aug. 11, 2023 18:48 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia University on Friday recommended the elimination of 32, or 9%, of the majors offered on its Morgantown campus along with a wide-ranging reduction in faculty to address a $45 million budget shortfall. A dozen majors recommended to be axed are...