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U.S. states sue Trump administration for not granting student-loan relief

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's administration is breaking the law in not granting loan relief to students defrauded by Corinthian Colleges and other defunct for-profit schools, according to four U.S. state attorneys general who sued the Education Department and Secretary Betsy DeVos on Thursday.


Grad students plead for mercy from U.S. tax overhaul

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Graduate student Mollie Marr is worried that the U.S. tax overhaul working its way through Congress will force her and many other fellow students to give up on their educations.

Courts and the Judiciary

Op-Ed Contributor: Law Schools Should Protect Students From Judges Like Alex Kozinski

Professors should refuse to send students to a problematic judge and publicly explain why.

Colleges and Universities

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Chinese and Studying in America

The determination and perseverance that have made Chinese students winners at home can deepen their sense of frustration abroad.


U.S. not granting loan relief to defrauded students: inspector general

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Education Department under President Donald Trump and Secretary Betsy DeVos has stopped cancelling the student-loan debt of people defrauded by failed for-profit schools and those borrowers face mounting interest and other burdens, its inspector general said on Monday.

Colleges and Universities

On Campus: The Importance of Dumb Mistakes in College

Students deserve the chance to try out ideas without incurring the wrath of the entire internet.


New Mexico school gunman was ex-student investigated by FBI

TAOS, New Mexico (Reuters) - A gunman who killed two students at a New Mexico high school and then took his own life was a former student who was investigated by the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation last year after he asked online about buying weapons for a mass shooting, officials said on Friday.

FBI had investigated NM high school shooter

The 21-year-old man who shot and killed two students at Aztec High School in New Mexico on Thursday had previously been investigated by the FBI for online comments about planning a mass shooting.


Kids who get moving may also get better grades

(Reuters Health) - Students who get extra physical activity may pay more attention in school and do better in subjects like reading and math, a research review suggests.

31 Republicans side with grad students on tuition tax

Even some Republicans who voted for the House tax bill are concerned about the provision to tax graduate student tuition waivers.

Colleges and Universities

At Columbia, Three Women, 30 Years and a Pattern of Harassment

Former graduate students say over decades the same professor made sexual advances toward them, and their reactions illustrate changing norms on campus.

Appointments and Executive Changes

James Levine Denies ‘Unfounded’ Sexual Abuse Accusations

The Metropolitan Opera’s music director emeritus makes his first public comment since four men accused him of abusing them when they were teenagers or his students.


Two students, gunman dead in New Mexico school shooting

(Reuters) - A gunman fatally shot two students at a high school in New Mexico on Thursday, before he himself died, state and local police said.


Gunman, two students dead after New Mexico high school shooting

(Reuters) - A suspected shooter opened fire at a high school in New Mexico on Thursday, killing two students before being killed, according to police and officials from the nearby Navajo Nation.


Gunman, two others dead after New Mexico high school shooting

(Reuters) - A shooter opened fire at a high school in New Mexico on Thursday, killing two students before being shot dead, according to police and officials from the nearby Navajo Nation.


Study abroad appeals to more U.S. college students, but costs can mount

CHICAGO (Reuters) - While most college seniors are still hoping to land a good job after graduation, Kelsey Berg is set.

Scully, Vincent J Jr (1920-2017)

Op-Ed Contributor: How Vincent Scully Changed Architecture

The Yale scholar taught generations of students to see the world through the lens of human tradition and experience.


Growing wildfire threatens hundreds of homes north of Los Angeles

(Reuters) - A rapidly growing wildfire, stoked by strong wind gusts, in the foothills north of Los Angeles threatened hundreds of homes on Monday and forced nearby residents and students at a small college to evacuate, fire and school officials said.


Following Drownings, an Upstate City Known for Its Gorges Mulls Blocking One Off

Following the deaths of two students in seven years, Cornell University wants to build a gate to block a tunnel built by its founder.

Ad: Students 'won't feel like you're in China'


Skin in the game: Philippine students protest Duterte in naked run

MANILA (Reuters) - A Philippine college fraternity used its annual naked run on Friday to protest against President Rodrigo Duterte's brutal war on drugs and the imposition of martial law in the south in the army's fight against Islamist militants.

Race and Ethnicity

Op-Ed Contributor: A Republican Tax Proposal Would Make Academia Even Whiter

Taxing free tuition would harm all graduate students, but it would be devastating for students of color.

Why the House tax plan could crush grad students


Conservative pundit arrested in scuffle at Connecticut university

(Reuters) - A right-wing pundit was arrested following a scuffle with students at the University of Connecticut at the end of a speech titled "It's OK to be white," university officials said on Wednesday.

California Today

California Today: California Today: Graduate Students Fear Tax Increase

Wednesday: Tax rise for grad students, San Francisco street taken back, Bitcoin mania and Chip Kelly.

Mom faces felony charge after attempting to catch bullies in the act

A Virginia mother is being charged with a felony after she sent her 9-year-old daughter to school with a recorder to try to catch the students bullying the girl. CNN's Alison Kosik reports.

Colleges and Universities

Op-Ed Contributor: Beijing Hinders Free Speech in America

The Chinese Communist Party is reaching into Western academic communities and silencing visiting Chinese students.

Trudeau's teary apology to students

"Saying that we are sorry today is not enough," said Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in an apology to indigenous students affected by forced assimilation. "It will not undo the harm that was done."


Trudeau Apologizes for Abuse and ‘Profound Cultural Loss’ at Indigenous Schools

The Canadian premier said former students of boarding schools in Newfoundland and Labrador “face adversity today” because of their schooling.

United States Military Academy

Economic View: Laptops Are Great. But Not During a Lecture or a Meeting.

A growing body of evidence shows that college students generally learn less when they use computers or tablets during lectures. That is probably true in workplace meetings, too.


Apple says illegal student labor discovered at iPhone X plant

BEIJING (Reuters) - Smartphone maker Apple Inc and its biggest manufacturing partner on Wednesday said that a small number of students were discovered working overtime in its Chinese factory, violating local labor laws.


Apple says illegal student labour discovered at iPhone X plant

BEIJING, Nov 22 (Reuters) - Smartphone maker Apple Inc and its biggest manufacturing partner on Wednesday said that a small number of students were discovered working overtime in its Chinese factory, violating local labour laws.

Hazardous and Toxic Substances

Fixes: After Flint, Helping Doctors Recognize Chemical Exposure

Few of the 80,000 chemicals registered for use have been tested for safety. Educating medical students on their effects is essential.

LaVar Ball spars with Chris Cuomo over Trump's UCLA tweets

In a fiery interview with CNN's Chris Cuomo, LaVar Ball responds to President Donald Trump's tweets saying he should have left the three jailed UCLA students in China after they shoplifted sunglasses from a Louis Vuitton store.


Many U.S. schools don’t teach CPR even when states require it

(Reuters Health) - Even though high schools in most U.S. states are required to offer training in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) to students, many do not, a new study suggests.

Trump: I should have left UCLA players in China jail

President Donald Trump on Sunday shot back at Lavar Ball, the father of one of the UCLA basketball players arrested in China, for belittling the President's role in the students' release.

Colleges and Universities

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: How First-Generation College Students Do Thanksgiving Break

My classmates practically booked their flights home during the first week of class. I’d never even heard of green bean casserole.

LaVar Ball belittles Trump's role in release of UCLA players

Days after President Donald Trump touted his role in the release of three UCLA basketball students who were arrested in China, LaVar Ball, the father of one of those players, suggested the President had little to do with the matter.


On Campus: The House Just Voted to Bankrupt Graduate Students

Our tax burden could increase by tens of thousands of dollars, based on money we don’t even make.

How a school custodian saved students from the California shooter

As awful as it was, this week's shooting at a Northern California elementary school could have been a lot worse, if not for the actions of a custodian.

Colleges and Universities

House G.O.P. Tax Writers Take Aim at College Tuition Benefits

The House tax bill, up for a vote on Thursday, would tax benefits that put the children of college workers through school and help doctoral students get their degrees.

Shooter spent 6 minutes trying to enter locked-down school

The start of the school day seemed so routine. Children played in the quad while parents dropped off other students. At Rancho Tehama Elementary, a tiny school in a remote area of Northern California, the bell was just minutes away.

Colleges and Universities

On Campus: What the Weinstein Effect Can Teach Us About Campus Sexual Assault

There has been a backlash to students’ talking more openly about misconduct.


U.S. charges Chinese woman in college exam fraud

BOSTON (Reuters) - A Chinese college student was arrested on Monday in the latest case to stem from U.S. investigations into international students who authorities say hire imposters to take exams on their behalf to gain admission to American universities.

See floor collapse during college party

The floor of an apartment collapsed during a homecoming party for students at the University of North Texas. HLN's Robin Meade has the story.


Tutus and Tool Belts: Church of England Urges Children to Explore Identity

In a “Valuing All God’s Children” directive, the church said students “should be at liberty to explore the possibilities of who they might be without judgment or derision.”

Colleges and Universities

Fewer Foreign Students Are Coming to U.S., Survey Shows

Experts said concerns around President Trump’s travel ban and safety were fueling the decline in enrollment.


Man deliberately rams car into students in southern France, three hurt

TOULOUSE, France (Reuters) - A man deliberately drove his car into a group of people outside a school near Toulouse in southern France on Friday, injuring three Chinese students, police sources said.

Car drives into crowd outside high school in France

A car was driven into a group of students Friday outside a high school in Toulouse, France, according to CNN affiliate BFM TV.

California Today

California Today: California Today: The Latino Education Crisis

Wednesday: A stubborn achievement gap between Latino and white students, a play to purchase Qualcomm, and a look toward Election Day 2018.


Lawyer tells court student suicide was MIT's fault

BOSTON (Reuters) - A lawyer for the father of a Massachusetts Institute of Technology Ph.D. candidate who killed himself on campus argued in Massachusetts' highest court on Tuesday that universities could be held responsible when students commit suicide on their premises.

Florida school wants to make students' backpacks bulletproof

A Miami private school is offering parents an unusual item for sale: bulletproof panels for their kids' backpacks.


How the Tax Bill Affects Students and Families Paying for College

These two scenarios calculate how much taxpayers would owe under the current system, and how their tax bill might change if the Republican plan becomes law.


Massachusetts court to weigh universities' suicide prevention role

BOSTON (Reuters) - The top court in Massachusetts is expected to hear arguments on Tuesday in a closely watched lawsuit against the Massachusetts Institute of Technology questioning to what extent universities and colleges can be held responsible when students commit suicide.


Indonesia's bid to root out Islamists throws spotlight on universities

NUSA DUA, Indonesia, (Reuters) - When students at Indonesia's prestigious Institute of Agricultural Studies swore an oath to support a caliphate in the world's largest Muslim-majority country last year, a video of the event went viral and the government grew alarmed.

Wages and Salaries

On Campus: Competition Is Ruining Childhood. The Kids Should Fight Back.

Unions aren’t just good for wage workers. Students can use collective bargaining, too.

Graduate Schools and Students

The Disappearing American Grad Student

Graduate programs in STEM have the highest percentage of international students of any broad academic field. Why don’t the locals bother?

Notre Dame will stop covering birth control for students and employees

Colleges and Universities

When Internships Don’t Pay, Some Colleges Will

Employers with a social mission often can’t afford to subsidize interns. Students often can’t afford to work for free. Colleges pitch in.

Spanish Language

Seeking a Voice, via a Bilingual M.F.A., in Writing and in Life

In a program at the University of Texas at El Paso, students from both sides of the border write and speak in English, Spanish and Spanglish.


One in five Indonesian students support Islamic caliphate: survey

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Nearly 20 percent of high school and university students in Indonesia support the establishment of a caliphate in the world's largest Muslim-majority country over the current secular government, a new survey showed this week.


Mexico's Puebla state implements stricter rules for Uber, Cabify

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Lawmakers in the central Mexican state of Puebla approved new rules on Tuesday aimed at better vetting and monitoring rideshare drivers working for companies like Uber and Cabify after the recent murders of two female college students.


REFILE-Mexico's Puebla state implements stricter rules for Uber, Cabify

MEXICO CITY, Oct 31 (Reuters) - Lawmakers in the central Mexican state of Puebla approved new rules on Tuesday aimed at better vetting and monitoring rideshare drivers working for companies like Uber and Cabify after the recent murders of two female college students.

Colleges and Universities

On Campus: Let’s Waste College on the Old

Elite campuses have too few grown-up students.

WiFi-equipped school buses help students get online

The digital age continues to spark creative developments in education. Wireless gadgets are now commonplace in the typical American classroom. But while technology is helping thousands of students reach new heights in their education, many others are falling behind.


One dead at University of Utah shooting, police search for suspect

(Reuters) - One person was killed in a shooting at the University of Utah where students were told to shelter in place after a report of shots fired near the campus on Monday, local media reported.


University of Utah tells students to take shelter after report of shots fired

(Reuters) - The University of Utah told students to shelter in place after a report of shots fired near the campus on Monday.


France, keen to avoid student anger, plans 1-billion euro university reform

PARIS (Reuters) - France announced a one-billion-euro plan for universities on Monday, promising to offer more places on popular courses, cut drop-out rates and build more accommodation, in a bid to assuage the concerns of politically powerful students.


Top Mexico university blames deadly bridge collapse on weak supports

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico's elite Tecnologico de Monterrey university said on Friday that structural shortcomings contributed to the collapse of walkways on its Mexico City campus in an earthquake last month, killing five college students.

Tests and Examinations

Notebook: Asian Test-Prep Centers Offer Parents Exactly What They Want: ‘Results’

Like the “cram schools” of Asia, academies prepare students — many from immigrant families — for everything from A.P. exams to New York’s high school admissions test.

Hurricane Maria (2017)

Some Schools Reopen in Puerto Rico, Making Do Without Power

Teachers and students hugged, shared storm stories, and tried to get back to learning in the least hard-hit areas after a month lost to Hurricane Maria.

HIV-positive school aide accused of sexual assault faces 206 charges

Prosecutors added more charges and accusations to an already lengthy indictment of an HIV-positive former Maryland school aide and track coach who is accused of sexually assaulting underage students and recording the abuse on video.

Education (K-12)

Fixes: The ‘Problem Child’ Is a Child, Not a Problem

Suspending or expelling young students for behavior they can’t control makes matters worse. There is a better way.

Names, Organizational

Grade School Students Speak: Jefferson Davis Is Out, Barack Obama Is In

A Mississippi elementary school named after the Confederate leader will be renamed after its mostly black student body researched new options and held a vote.

Education (K-12)

Letters: Teenagers’ View of the News

We asked high school students to react to a recent Times article and got over 1,000 responses. Here are 20 of our favorites.

School bus goes up in flames

North Carolina high school students escaped injury after their bus caught fire. HLN's Lynn Smith reports.


The Neediest Cases Fund: For the First Time, Hearing the Birds Chirp and the Wind Whistle

Charlen Evans, who has been hearing-impaired her whole life, got a cochlear implant in 2012. She has since returned to college in hopes of someday working with deaf students.

'Trump' football sign called racist

A high school football sign in West Virginia featuring President Trump's name drew controversy and was called "sickening racism" by an employee of a predominantly African-American school. The students who drew the sign say they were not intending to offend anyone.

Kaepernick, Colin

High School Students Explain Why They Protest Anthems and Pledges

Colin Kaepernick’s decision to sit or take a knee during the national anthem exploded into a national conversation about race. Here, high school students tell us why they sit or kneel during the national anthem or the Pledge of Allegiance — or why they stand and participate.

Financial Aid (Education)

Your Money: The Long Story of the Movement Toward College Cost Clarity

New bipartisan bills are aimed at forcing colleges to clear up a murky, confusing system so that prospective students understand the options.


Scalpel, Sponge, Show Tunes: When Doctors Moonlight as Actors

The Bard Hall Players, a theater company made up of Columbia University medical students, is marking its 50th season with a production of “Into the Woods.”

Politics and Government

In Italian Schools, Reading, Writing and Recognizing Fake News

A new program, aided by companies like Facebook, will aim to teach students how to recognize and stop the sharing of fake news and conspiracy theories.

Classroom Kaepernicks: Can students and teachers take a knee?


College Websites Must Accommodate Disabled Students, Lawsuits Say

Eight suits filed against New York colleges and universities are part of a growing legal movement to make the internet accessible to users with disabilities.

Fraternities and Sororities

10 Arrested in Death of L.S.U. Student After Fraternity Drinking Ritual

One student was charged with negligent homicide and nine current or former students were charged with hazing after a fraternity pledge died of alcohol poisoning.

Homeless Persons

One in 10 New York City Public School Students Were Homeless Last Year

Newly released state data shows that more than 111,500 students in the city’s public schools were homeless at some point during the last school year.


Gunmen kill two in attack on university convoy in Kenya

MOMBASA, Kenya (Reuters) - Two staff members of a Kenyan university were killed south of Mombasa on Tuesday when gunmen fired on vehicles carrying them and students to their campus, the area police chief said.


Police: gunmen kill two in attack on Kenya university students

MOMBASA, Kenya (Reuters) - Two staff members were killed and several students were wounded in Kenya when gunmen fired on vehicles carrying students to the Technical University of Mombasa's campus in coastal Kwale county on Tuesday, a police official and a witness said.


Gunmen open fire at Kenya university, injuring several students: witness

MOMBASA, Kenya (Reuters) - Several students have been injured in Kenya after gunmen opened fire at the Technical University of Mombasa's campus in coastal Kwale county.

A high school where 70% of students are from China


Irish PM prefers May abortion referendum to maximize student vote

DUBLIN (Reuters) - Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said he would prefer to hold a referendum on easing the country's abortion laws next May in June in order to maximize the number of students who can vote.

Catalonia (Spain)

As Catalans Voted, ‘Dying With Fear’ at High School Turned Polling Place

Students at the Moisès Broggi school created barricades to foil the police and used diversions to sneak ballot boxes to safety.


At a Moment of Racial Tumult, the Little Rock Nine Inspire an Opera

Sixty years after nine black students integrated Little Rock Central High School, they are becoming the heroes of a new work by Tania León.

Education (K-12)

Where Students Were Stabbed, a School on a Downward Slide

The Wildlife Conservation school had three principals over five years and the confidence of teachers and students had plummeted amid reports of bullying.

Colleges and Universities

Your Money: A Game to Help Students Pay the Right Price for College

Payback walks students through picking a college and paying for it, from choosing majors to finding work. Will it help them or scare them?

US Virgin Islands are struggling to recover from the storms, too

Do Re Mi Daycare on St. Croix in the US Virgin Islands has been serving students for 20 years.

Harvard students taunt Betsy DeVos

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos was met with student protesters holding signs and raising their fists during her speech at Harvard University.


Slurs prompt U.S. Air Force Academy head to call for racial tolerance

(Reuters) - Racial slurs were written in the dormitory of the U.S. Air Force Academy Preparatory School in Colorado Springs, Colorado, this week, prompting the head of the institution to tell students, faculty and staff that bigotry would not be tolerated.

Air Force head: You should be outraged

Lt. Gen. Jay Silveria, the superintendent of the US Air Force Academy, made a sharp statement to cadets after racial slurs were discovered on students' rooms.