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Testing giants ACT and College Board struggle amid covid-19 pandemic

May 30th, 2020 by schoolbound

The CEO of ACT is out of his job.


South Korea closes schools again amid coronavirus spike, days after reopening

May 30th, 2020 by schoolbound

The country has been successful in keeping its death toll from the disease very low.


Trump stands with DeVos, vetoes measure to overturn her controversial student loan forgiveness rule

May 29th, 2020 by schoolbound

Although the White House had long signaled the move, many veterans groups urged the president to stand up for members of the military who are preyed upon by predatory colleges.


Maryland’s public universities gear up for some in-person teaching in fall, but plans are still in flux

May 29th, 2020 by schoolbound

University System of Maryland releases guidance on plans for restarting campuses amid the coronavirus pandemic.


Trump administration withheld nearly $19 million in tax refunds from student loan borrowers after Congress ordered halt

May 29th, 2020 by schoolbound

A class-action lawsuit accuses Education Secretary Betsy DeVos and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin of flouting a congressional moratorium on tax offsets to recoup past-due student loans during the pandemic.


While focus is on fall, students’ choices about college will have a far longer impact

May 29th, 2020 by schoolbound

Delaying enrollment, slowing to part time both lower the odds of ever getting a degree.


‘Facts and truth are matters of life and death’: Harvard students hear sobering commencement speech. Read it.

May 29th, 2020 by schoolbound

The speech was delivered virtually by Marty Baron, executive editor of The Washington Post, and speaks to the dangers of the times we live in.


U-Va. heads toward at least some in-person classes in fall

May 28th, 2020 by schoolbound

The University of Virginia, like others nationwide, is weighing how to adapt to the coronavirus pandemic.


Lessons learned from Baltimore teachers who talked with students about the 2015 death of Freddie Gray while in police custody

May 28th, 2020 by schoolbound

“It is often teachers who are navigating conversations with students about current events that are not discussed elsewhere,” study’s authors say.


University of Minnesota limits ties to Minneapolis Police Department after death of George Floyd

May 28th, 2020 by schoolbound

The school’s president makes the move in reaction to the killing of a black man in police custody.