Diversity issues persist in elite NYC high school admissions
The underrepresentation of Black and Latino students in prestigious institutions like Stuyvesant High School, Brooklyn Tech, and Bronx Science has been a long-term problem for the city.
National Spelling Bee: Dev Shah, 14, wins with final word 'psammophile'
Congrats, Dev Shah! The teen from Largo, Florida, had his spelling career interrupted by the pandemic, then didn't make it out of his regional bee last year. He was crowned last night as the 2023 champion.
Newtown Board of Education votes unanimously not to ban LGBTQ books
The Board of Education in Newtown is set to vote Thursday night on removing two LGBTQ-themed books from a library.
Senate passes GOP bill overturning student loan cancellation plan, Biden expected to veto
A Republican measure overturning President Joe Biden’s student loan cancellation plan has passed the Senate and now awaits an expected veto.
Musician Otis Taylor gets high school diploma more than 50 years after being expelled for hair
The 74-year-old was finally honored with an honorary high school diploma, over five decades after being expelled from a Denver high school for his long hair.
Legendary singer Barry Manilow awarding 5 NYC music teachers $15,000
Manilow, who is headlining Radio City Music Hall from May 31 to June 4, is awarding a teacher from each borough $5,000 for themselves and $10,000 for instruments.
Long Island teen gets college degree before graduating from high school
Bryan Diaz-Ximello is the first in his family to ever earn a college degree, and he hasn't even graduated from Longwood High School yet.
Watch: 'Legendary' math professor, 88, gets standing ovation after final lecture
Gilbert Strang, 88, was one of the first professors to post his lectures to OpenCourseWare, which gave millions of people free access to MIT classes.
Born in jail to her incarcerated mother, teen is now Harvard-bound
She was born facing great odds, entering into the world in a jail. And now she’s ready to embark on her dream to attend Harvard University.
School district presses charges after students cemented toilets in 'senior prank'
School officials said students will either be barred from graduation or suspended for the remainder of the school year.
Most US adults say don't ban race in college admissions but role should be small: AP-NORC poll
Roughly 63% said the Supreme Court should not block colleges from considering race or ethnicity in their admission systems, but people were more likely to say grades and standardized test scores should be significant factors.
NYC migrant crisis: Influx of children straining schools, report says
With schools opening their doors to migrant children, it has reportedly created little to no space for the students to use science equipment and music instruments.
School district bars student from wearing Mexican-American flag sash at graduation
It's the latest dispute in the U.S. about what kind of cultural graduation attire is allowed at commencement ceremonies.
Actor Tom Hanks tells Harvard grads to defend truth, resist indifference
Academy Award-winning actor Tom Hanks told graduates of Harvard University to be superheroes in their defense of truth and American ideals, and to resist those who twist the truth.
WWII vet, 101, 'finally' walks at graduation 80 years after having to miss ceremony amid global war
Fred Taylor walked across the commencement stage eight decades after serving in WWII.
Watch: Service dog earns diploma, steals the show at college graduation
This good boy attended all of his owner's classes at Seton Hall University.
House votes to cancel Biden’s $400 billion student loan handout
The House voted Wednesday to repeal President Biden’s plan to forgo more than $400 billion in federally backed student loan debt.
Poem written for Biden's inauguration banned by Florida school
"I'm gutted," the former Youth Poet Laureate said. "Robbing children of the chance to find their voices in literature is a violation of their right to free thought and free speech."
NYC college professor fired for berating abortion opponents on campus
The adjunct professor was recorded on video berating abortion opponents and even threatened a journalist with a machete.
School that taught black students during segregation era becomes historic NYC landmark
A former Manhattan school building rich in history is now officially a New York City landmark.