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Applications boom, admit rates plummet: Prestige college admissions get a little crazier in the pandemic

April 7th, 2021 by schoolbound

Applications to Harvard University spiked more than 40 percent. And 3.4 percent got in. It was not a coincidence that it was Harvard’s first test-optional year.


Why Republican efforts to ban the 1619 Project from classrooms are so misguided

April 7th, 2021 by schoolbound

“What is at stake in a version of U.S. history that foregrounds the lives and experiences of Black Americans? Why would this prove so threatening that it requires laws to prevent students from encountering it at school?”


The faces of student debt

April 6th, 2021 by schoolbound

Nearly 45 million people hold $1.7 trillion in education loans and older people, black students are among the fastest growing group of borrowers.


University of Richmond trustees ‘suspend’ decision on building names with ties to slavery and segregation

April 6th, 2021 by schoolbound

University of Richmond trustees shifted course after an uproar over an earlier decision to keep on two campus buildings the names of historical figures with ties to slavery and segregation.


More students applied to top colleges this year. How making test scores optional opened the field.

April 5th, 2021 by schoolbound

As competitive colleges and universities release decisions, it’s clear that many students who didn’t submit SAT or ACT scores are getting offers.


Debate over racism, building names intensifies at University of Richmond as top trustee comes under scrutiny

April 3rd, 2021 by schoolbound

Paul Queally, rector of the University of Richmond, is criticized for remarks at meetings with faculty, staff and students.


Cardona extends pause in student loan payments to 1 million borrowers with defaulted loans

April 1st, 2021 by schoolbound

The Biden administration is extending the student loan moratorium to over a million borrowers in default on federal debt held by private companies.


Biden administration waives rule for disabled borrowers, but advocates say much more could be done

April 1st, 2021 by schoolbound

A move by the Biden administration to relax rules governing the discharge of federal student loans held by severely disabled people is being met with disappointment from consumer groups who say the Education Department could do more.


A professor was reprimanded for refusing to use a transgender student’s pronouns. A court says he can sue.

April 1st, 2021 by schoolbound

Shawnee State University said Nicholas Meriwether created a “hostile environment” when he refused to address a student in accordance with her gender identity.


Cardona extends pause in student loan payments to 1 million borrowers with defaulted loans

April 1st, 2021 by schoolbound

The Biden administration is extending the student loan moratorium to over a million borrowers in default on federal debt held by private companies.