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President-elect Joe Biden has chosen Miguel Cardona, the education commissioner for Connecticut and a former public school teacher, to serve as education secretary.
Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie said the changes will "remove unfair obstacles." Critics, however, said the changes will remove important protections for LGBTQ people and others who may face discrimination from religious groups.
More U.S. schools are rethinking traditional Thanksgiving lessons that focus on the English settlers but teach little about Native Americans.
A federal appeals in court has upheld a district court decision clearing Harvard University of intentional discrimination against Asian American applicants.
An Associated Press analysis found that among the 50 U.S. counties with the highest shares of students and overall populations of at least 50,000, 20 have consistently reported higher virus rates than their states.
The suit argued that the rules, which narrow the definition of sexual harassment, would block schools from investigating certain sexual abuse complaints and discourage students from filing complaints.
One of the nation's largest teachers unions is authorizing its members to strike if their schools plan to reopen without proper safety measures in the middle of the global pandemic.
A federal judge is expected to hear arguments Tuesday in a lawsuit challenging a new Trump administration policy requiring international students to transfer schools or leave the country if their colleges hold classes entirely online this fall amid the pandemic.
More than 200 universities are backing a legal challenge to the Trump administration’s policy saying international students cannot stay in the country if they take all their classes online in the fall.
In his push to get schools and colleges to reopen this fall, President Donald Trump is again taking aim at their finances, this time threatening their tax-exempt status.
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