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After Biden request, Education Department extends pause on federal student loan payments through September

January 21st, 2021 by schoolbound

The new administration is fulfilling a pledge to extend the moratorium on federal student loans as the pandemic continues to cripple the economy, but the pause still will not extend to all federal borrowers.


Trump’s ‘patriotic education’ report excuses Founding Fathers for owning slaves and likens progressives to Mussolini

January 19th, 2021 by schoolbound

It was released on the holiday honoring Martin Luther King Jr.


MLK: ‘If we are not careful, our colleges will produce … close-minded, unscientific, illogical propagandists’

January 17th, 2021 by schoolbound

Martin Luther King Jr. on education in the early 1960s: “At this point, I often wonder whether or not education is fulfilling its purpose.”


Caltech to rename campus buildings that had honored backers of eugenics

January 15th, 2021 by schoolbound

Among the names to be removed is Robert A. Millikan, who led the California Institute of Technology from 1921 to 1945.


Student advocates struck by absence of debt forgiveness in Biden’s coronavirus plan

January 15th, 2021 by schoolbound

Advocates continue to press the incoming administration to cancel a portion of the student debt held by about 45 million Americans, but they are losing hope that Biden will take executive action.


Colleges, students will have easier access to second round of stimulus funds, but bureaucracy remains

January 15th, 2021 by schoolbound

The Education Department is making $21 billion of pandemic relief funds available to colleges and universities, with fewer restrictions than the prior round of aid. The infrastructure to distribute pandemic relief funds created last year should speed up the process, but it will still take time for schools get through the guidance and paperwork to […]


No, viral video doesn’t show police removing barriers for Capitol rioters — and other news literacy lessons on insurrection

January 14th, 2021 by schoolbound

From the News Literacy Project


157 law deans denounce attempted insurrection and effort to decertify election — but don’t name names

January 12th, 2021 by schoolbound

Here’s the statement and the list of deans who signed.


Scores of nurses with Chicago Public Schools say reopening buildings is still unsafe

January 10th, 2021 by schoolbound

Schools are set to open for some students on Monday, despite opposition from teachers.


Thousands of law school alumni and students push for disbarment of Sens. Hawley and Cruz

January 10th, 2021 by schoolbound

The petition blasts them for what it says were their “efforts to undermine the peaceful transition of power after a free and fair election.”