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Columbia University's president will testify in Congress on college conflicts over Israel-Hamas war

Apr. 17, 2024 07:05 AM EDT

Four months after a contentious congressional hearing led to the resignations of two Ivy League presidents, Columbia University's president is set to appear before the same committee over questions of antisemitism and the school's response to conflicts on campus over the Israel-Hamas war. ...

Citing safety, USC makes rare cancellation of speech by valedictorian who supported Palestinians

Apr. 16, 2024 20:38 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The University of Southern California canceled a commencement speech by its 2024 valedictorian who has publicly supported Palestinians, citing security concerns, a rare decision that was praised by several pro-Israel groups and lambasted by free speech advocates and the...

The push for school choice in Nebraska is pitting lawmakers against their constituents

Apr. 16, 2024 19:05 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska lawmakers are set for the first time to pass a bill that would block the public from voting on a ballot measure initiated by citizens of the state, setting up what could be a long battle over whether to fund private school tuition with public dollars. On...

Tuition and fees will rise at Georgia public universities in fall 2024

Apr. 16, 2024 18:58 PM EDT

BARNESVILLE, Ga. (AP) — Students will pay more to attend Georgia's public universities and colleges in the the 2024-2025 academic year, with officials saying schools face rising costs and must charge more to maintain a quality education. Regents voted Tuesday to increase tuition...

West Virginia transgender sports ban discriminates against teen athlete, appeals court says

Apr. 16, 2024 17:53 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia's transgender sports ban violates the rights of a teen athlete under Title IX, the federal civil rights law that prohibits sex-based discrimination in schools, an appeals court ruled Tuesday. The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled 2-1...

DeSantis tweaks Florida book challenge law, blames liberal activist who wanted Bible out of schools

Apr. 16, 2024 17:44 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Two years ago, Democrats repeatedly and forcefully warned Republicans and Gov. Ron DeSantis that a new law making it easier to challenge school books was so broadly worded that it would create havoc across the state. Now they can say, “I told you so." ...

Kentucky ballot measure should resolve school-choice debate, Senate leader says

Apr. 16, 2024 15:54 PM EDT

Kentucky's long-running political battle over whether taxpayer money should fund private or charter schools could be settled “once and for all” when voters decide the fate of a ballot measure in November, the state Senate's top Republican leader said Tuesday. One of the most...

Biden's latest plan for student loan cancellation moves forward as a proposed regulation

Apr. 16, 2024 09:55 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden’s latest plan for student loan cancellation is moving forward as a proposed regulation, offering him a fresh chance to deliver on a campaign promise and energize young voters ahead of the November election. The Education Department on Tuesday...

A London court rules against a Muslim girl who wanted to pray at a school known for strict rules

Apr. 16, 2024 09:11 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A Muslim student who wanted to pray during lunchtime lost a court fight Tuesday against a strict London school that had banned prayer on campus. A High Court judge said the female student had accepted when she enrolled in the school that she would be subject to...

US Olympic committee strikes sponsorship deal to help athletes get degrees after they retire

Apr. 16, 2024 08:48 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — American Olympic athletes have a new place to turn to lock down college degrees and other skills for life after sports thanks to a partnership U.S. Olympic leaders announced Tuesday with the Denver-based education company Guild. The deal between Guild, organizers...