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FILE - In this June 10, 2020 file photo Assemblywoman Shirley Weber, D-San Diego, talks at the Capitol in Sacramento, Calif. Trustees of California State University, the nation's largest four-year public university system, will vote Wednesday, July 22, 2020, on making ethnic studies a graduation requirement. Weber, authored the legislature's bill, which could go to Gov. Gavin Newsom's desk as early as next week for his signature, her office said. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)

Largest US public university system requires ethnic studies

Jul. 22, 2020 5:39 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Ethnic and social justice studies will join English and science courses as graduation requirements at California State University, after the Board of Trustees at the nation’s largest four-year public university system approved the idea Wednesday. The change made amid the...

Thousands of people enjoy the summer weather at the 'Isar' river banks in Munich, Germany, Sunday, July 19, 2020. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)

The Latest: S. Korea has smallest rise in cases in 2 months

Jul. 19, 2020 11:05 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea -- South Korea has reported its smallest daily jump in local COVID-19 transmissions in two months as health authorities express cautious optimism that the outbreak is being brought under control. South Korea’s Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Monday still reported 26 newly...

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos speaks at a press conference with Vice President Mike Pence in Tiger Stadium, on the LSU campus, in Baton Rouge, La., Tuesday, July 14, 2020. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

23 AGs sue DeVos over student loan forgiveness policy

Jul. 15, 2020 5:17 PM EDT

Democratic attorneys general in more than 20 states sued Education Secretary Betsy DeVos on Wednesday, seeking to repeal her overhaul of a student loan forgiveness program. Congress voted to strike down her policy, which makes it more difficult to get federal student loans erased, but President Donald Trump...

FILE - In this May 20, 2020 file photo a runner passes through an arch on the campus of Boston University, in Boston. COVID-19 has disrupted the plans of an estimated 3 million returning college students. Due to the pandemic’s financial and psychological stressors, some students are debating whether they should sit out this fall. While taking time out from school during the pandemic might seem like a safe choice, it could have lasting consequences.  (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)

Why Missing College This Fall Is a Bad Idea

Jul. 2, 2020 8:16 AM EDT

As colleges figure out how to structure classes this fall, many students are questioning whether to enroll at all. The idea of taking a gap year might sound enticing, but returning students should think twice. Many colleges have official gap year or deferred enrollment policies for incoming freshmen. But...

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos participates in a roundtable event at Waukesha STEM Academy Tuesday, June 23, 2020, in Waukesha, Wis. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

Democrats fail to override Trump veto on student loan policy

Jun. 26, 2020 5:00 PM EDT

House Democrats on Friday failed to override President Donald Trump’s veto of a measure that would have reversed the Education Department's tough policy on loan forgiveness for students misled by for-profit colleges. The House voted 238-173 in support of the override measure, coming up short of the...

How New Grads Can Handle 3 Essential Post-College Questions

Jun. 24, 2020 1:51 PM EDT

Life after graduation is always an unknown. But the coronavirus pandemic has added even more uncertainty for the nearly 4 million students expected to receive college degrees in 2019-20, according to the National Center for Education Statistics. “I feel like when you graduate, you go out into the real...

College coaches recommend required Black history courses

Jun. 22, 2020 12:47 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The new committee formed by the National Association of Basketball Coaches to address racism and diversity recommended Monday that high schools and colleges establish required courses on Black history for graduation. The proposal is the first to come from the Committee on Racial...

In this photo provided by Yaelle Ehrenpreis Meyer, Ahava Ehrenpreis and her son, Saadya Ehrenpreis, pose for a picture in the Brooklyn borough of New York. Saadya Ehrenpreis was hospitalized with COVID-19 in April and died a month before he would have graduated from the Makor College Experience program at Yeshiva University. (Yaelle Ehrenpreis Meyer via AP)

Lives Lost: For man with Down syndrome, a college dream

Jun. 18, 2020 9:06 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Right up to the end, the status message on Saadya Ehrenpreis’ WhatsApp profile read: “Having the time of my life.” “And he was,” Ahava Ehrenpreis said of her son, one of more than 110,000 lives claimed by COVID-19 in the United States so far. Born with...

Elderly residents wearing masks to curb the spread of the coronavirus wait at a bus stop with a map of Beijing near a neighborhood under lockdown in Beijing Tuesday, June 16, 2020. Chinese authorities locked down a third neighborhood in Beijing on Tuesday as they rushed to prevent the spread of a new coronavirus outbreak that has infected more than 100 people in a country that appeared to have largely contained the virus. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

The Latest: New Zealand PM assigns military leader to border

Jun. 16, 2020 10:59 PM EDT

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has assigned a top military leader to oversee the nation’s border quarantine measures after what she described as an “unacceptable failure” by health officials in allowing two women who had recently returned from...

In this photo taken on Thursday, June 11, 2020, recent university graduate Sahar Shabani poses for a photograph in London. The global coronavirus crisis, which has already thrown much of the business world into turmoil, is also disrupting summer internships, which are an important stepping stone to working life for many university students and recent graduates and a recruiting pipeline for companies. Recent graduate Sahar Shabani, 22, did a three-month remote internship with a development charity based in Thailand from her parents' home in South London. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

Internships get canceled or go virtual because of pandemic

Jun. 16, 2020 3:13 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Yadeen Rashid was flying high in February. He’d just earned stellar grades in his latest semester at Virginia Tech university, where he’s in his third year double majoring in economics and political science. And he’d just landed a summer internship at a data analysis...